Basically, I am just wanting a cheap fretless to kick around, maybe help out the ol' ear and playing accuracy. My budget would be about $600 USD tops. I'm not really looking to spend that much, but I am wanting something of quality, so feel free to add suggestions. My thoughts were A) MIM Fender Jazz Fretless, kept stock. B) Rondo music's SX with several upgrades, including: -A new pickguard (Silver pearl) -Seymore Duncan Hot Jazz pups -Schaller or Bad Ass II bridge -Knobs (Maybe) -Tuners and Aguilar OBP-1 in the long run. ( http://www.rondomusic.net/sjb62mgfllpb.html ) To be honest, I don't care much about the Fender name at all, indeed, they've never stuck out much in my mind, including the MIA's. Rondo's basses though, that I've played on, seemed a great bang for the buck. The wood quality didn't strike me as half bad, and after I'm done with the upgrades, that's probably the only thing that could be better on the Fender. It's obvious I'm leaning towards the Brice, but I'd like some helpfull insight. Price differences. Fender 439.59 Brice 363.83 with a Schaller bridge, 375.33 with the BAII.