Tbers Help! New to forum though been thumpin for years, sold off all my gear a few years back and am looking to construct a rig to grow with. I have mainly played full scale fender fretted bases, a p and a couple of jazzeers. And though I've never felt totally happy with my instruments tonal characteristics Ive always made the most of what i had at the time, and got that bottom rollin. I play pretty aggressively almost claw like thumb and index finger braced with my middle. On jazzeers i favor the neck pup and cut my tone back about half way my attack is based i think more on listening to upright guys like mingus, Chris wood, and Charlie Haden, and electric guys in early 60s reggae , and soul. I can't afford an upright, and honestly i like electric I've got a style and an approach important looking for a change in timbre i guess. Thinking maybe an Aeb or a hollow electric, or a semi hollow. Scale length is negotiable but price range not (1000 and down). Sort of on the fence about maybe going fretless, mwah plus a change in sustain and tonal airflow plus micro tones yum... Like the looks of the Allen mouse, the turner renaissance, and the kinal kompact prices New are Unrealistic though. Was thinking maybe like a fretless epi jack cassidy, a fretless Italia mondial classic, or a fretless epi Allen woody rumblekat might be cool but that calls for frankensteining which scares me. Anybody got any thoughts suggestions on models i might be missing? Any help would be appreciated thanks.