After been playing bass for about 5 years I am starting to understand that the bass and amp+cab isn't everything. I would say the Amp and cab + bass is 50 percent of your sound, the rest 50 percent is your hands. I have played fretless for about a year now. And I have defretted my fretted bass, so now I only got fretless basses. (Peavey Cirrus 5 fretless, and Squier 5 string (defretted)(strings: E-A-D-G-C). So its not so often I play fretted basses, just in school. And I realized one day that I could get good sound out from the most ****bass at school. And my bass teacher, OMG, first I thought it was the bass but when I tried the bass, I realized! Your sound is your hands! What do you say about this?