I have a bass at home that isn't really anything special. It's my first bass (Crate). Upgraded all the electronics and it's very light weight with a thin neck, so I enjoy playing it. The fretboard needs some work though. I'm pretty good at doing my own setups, but no matter what I do, I can't avoid dead spots in several areas. I'm attributing this to uneven frets. So I was planning on just getting all the frets redone, but I'm toying around with the idea of just having it converted to a fretless. I'm not qualified to do that kind of work. I've heard some stories of how the converted basses never really felt quite right after, so I'm just looking for more opinions. Also, what $$ should I be expecting by taking it into a tech? Never taken a bass in for anything like this before so I'm clueless about it.