I was all set with my first bass being a Fender MIM Jazz bass, and I saw the fretless (with the fret lines) today. I picked it up and played it, and like it a lot. Does anyone think that its a particularly BAD idea to start out on a fretless? I think I feel more comfortable playing on a fretless because I've been playing violin for 7 years, and well, violins are fretless. I think I want a fretless, but just wondering what the opinions of the people more experianced than I. Thanks a lot.