Okay, here is my first impression of my 4 -string fretless which i just received via UPS about two hours ago. It is a LOT of fun and I love the "mwah" ! I definitely need more practice on it, but if you are a more experienced player the transition isn't so hard, or not at least as hard as folks on the internet make it seem. Today is Monday and I totally plan to use it in the try out for the (working) band I want to join this upcoming Saturday. I guess the point of this post is to say don't be discouraged or intimidated by all the things you read. Go for it , try new things it's the only way you can learn !!