Since I don't care for football, I had Sunday afternoon free to go down to my favorite guitar store to goof off. (That's GC for the unenlightened.) They just move my local store to a new venue, so they had stocked up a little, and the chances of me seeing something without which I couldn't live were calculably higher than usual. (uhhh ... wut?) Anyway, I spotted a very nice looking sunburst Sterling fretless in the "teeny-slappers keep the hell out" room, and a brand-new SWR Super Redhead sitting on the floor right below it. Well, alrighty, then. What else could I do but go right in there and see what this fretless Sterling was all about? I will cut directly to the chase. What an unremarkable sounding bass. Oh don't worry, I had plenty of time, so I tried everything. Bass flat, amp flat for starters. EQ the bass 200 ways. EQ the amp 175 ways. That's 35,000 combinations, and I COULD NOT GET HIGH off the sound. (Remember, I had all afternoon.) Oh, it's a fabulous-looking bass, but no mwah, no bark, no bite, no bottom. So there you are. That's just how I feel. That's all.