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Respectfully, the answer is a resounding no. I have owned my fretted 5 string for about 15 years, and have never played anything better.
I love it so much that I had a fretless made just like it not long ago by Stephen. If you would like one, contact Stephen SUkop and he can make one for you just like it! I’d be happy to share the specs with you. To me, that bass is priceless !