Well, to start off, I am a 17 year old high school student. I've been playing music for over 7 years (mostly low brass) and I have been playing Bass for 3 years (on a fretted Peavy).I play in the school's Jazz Band on Bass, and I usually play Zeppelin and The Beatles covers with my friends as gigs for parties and the like (plus other stuff....60's, 70s, and 90's stuff). With that said: Should I spend 500$ on a new Fender Fretless Jazz Bass (American)? I know how difficult it may be to play, but I think I can get intonation down. Money isn't a problem, as I already have a car and am getting 100% college for my SAT and GPA in FL..........plus I have a part time job. Any opinions on going Fretless? Will it be too hard? Well, thanks.