I'm currently looking for a 5 string fretless bass. I have considered a bass kit from carvin, but as I'm European it costs gold to get it here (it'd have to be shipped on order), and the dollar it as expensive here as it's never been, so I lost interest. I looked at Yamaha, but didn't find a 5 str. f.l. in the 400 bucks range. Does Yamaha do options on standard basses? I am also a big fan of Ibanez (I have a SR 6000), but I don't know their fretless options. I guess I'll have to check in the store, or maybe one of you can give me a start.