So here's the thing... I would like to start a modding project to learn more about bass inner workings. But.... I own 3 instruments now, which cover most of the spectrum that 4-strung fretted basses offer: - a passive 4-string with flats (Italian luthier's, beautiful, with 3 pickups j-p-j) - an active-passive G&L L-2000 tribute (a very classic fender-ish style bass with 2 humbuckers) - a semi hollow Eastwood classic 4 (2 humbuckers, too). So I thought that buying a super-cheap 4 string and then starting to mod would yield yet another fretted 4-string with little room for use in my personal harem... Hence the idea of working with something entirely different: a 5-string fretless .... I can't play 5-string and I fell in love with the sound of fretless piezo pickups when I tried the Ibanez srf700 (can't afford that baby tho). Because that is so much distant from my playing expertise, I was hoping it would give me the chance to play something that I couldn't put time in (learning fretless and 5-string) while at the same time learning how to do basic things like working with electronics - soldering - tampering with the neck, painting, ....) What's your idea? Could this work? Is it possible to find a cheap one in this category?