Bass friends, I am an upright player, but want to buy an electric. Once upon a time I had a CBS Fender Jazz with a fretless precision neck. I loved that bass and could get around on it great. However, about 12 years ago I sold it in a fit of poverty. Now I want another electric. I definitely want a fretless. A lot of people have five-strings now, but I wonder if they are more trouble than they are worth. I have played a few (Musicman/G & L, Fender, Alembic, and a few others) and the top G feels a bit thin a whiney and thin to me. Are there some Jazz players out there with some advice? Should I just buy another Fender 4-string fretless? I like the chunkyness of the musicman and G & L basses, but do people find that the single pickup versions don't sound 'jazzy' enough. As far a electric style goes, I am (like so many) just a Jaco copycat. I have had my eye on a few Musicman and G & L fretless 5's and they seem like good value for money (I am looking for a second hand instrument). Yours, B.