I've been thinking about getting a fretless. I play mostly Classic rock material in a weekend band and this would be a secondary instrument used on the occasional slow song or other particular instances. Because this bass would be used less I have been looking into the Steinberger-type basses. This would use less stage area and also wouldn't increase what I have to carry around very much. With a gig bag I could sling this over my shoulder and not have too much problems, I wouldn't think. Used would be fine because I figure I would have to de-fret it and don't really want to invest major $. I've seen a couple used Kramer Duke's and the Hohner's but none have been fretless. In fact, there's a Hohner right now on Ebay for $300. Is this too much to pay? I would imagine a good de-fret job would run $100-150. Music Yo has the Spirit brand that is all ready fretless but I have heard too many horror stories with them. Am I on the right track? Does anyone have any experiences with this kind concept? Any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated.