I just recently started playing my Yamaha 5 string again after a few months in the case and I still love its sound ~ so growly. The thing is, is that after playing my Stingray for the past 4 months, I can feel how much better the fretwork is on the 'Ray when I switch to the Yamaha. So, what is the best option? Have the frets on there smoothed out, or just get a whole new fret job. And, what would be the price for each job? The bass was only $400 new, but, I just love the sound. I don't want to buy something else, because I will get my head smashed in, so I think a fret job would be cheaper than brain surgery. What do you think? Mike J.