...and it went fairly well. I've had it for a month now. I've practiced with just the bass. I've played to recordings. I've recorded guitar parts to play along with. I've recoded the bass as well and listened back to it to see what it sounded like. it's all gone well. Not perfect, but well. So today for the first time I played it with other musicians. I got lots of good comments from people who would say something if I'd sucked. But I think I hit more wrong notes from losing my spot than from misplaced fingers (Although I did do hat.) But overall it went well. I feel encouraged. I've figured out where to best place my fingers, and I can play more stuff now without looking as much. (At first I looked constantly.) I'm not a master of fretless bass by any means--but it's going more smoothly and more quickly than I originally thought.