Hi, To complete my collection, I think I'm gonna get a fretless. What I like in fretless basses is their "lyrical singing". You know, something like Pino Palladino in the Paul Young years... I don't really care whether the bass is active or passive, and I will essentially use it in my recording studio. I don't want something "budget" (low-end), but I don't want a very expensive bass either (the StingRay, at 2000 EUR, is forbidden here ). I have made a pre-selection of 4 models. By strict intuition, I'd go with the Conklin Groove Tools, but I'd like to get your opinions. Any other suggestions are welcome. Ah, just one last info : I have no way to test these basses before purchase. Many thanks to all !