Hi everybody, I have a couple questions regarding an open mic night in my area. I have played there twice before by myself and with my own bass. However, I would like to go and not worry about bringing my bass, but this means using the house band's bass. My first question is how big of a difference do you think it will be to play someone elses bass that you aren't used to which is a 5 string (I currently have only played 4's)? My second question is in regards to jamming with the house drummer. Would it be in poor taste to jam with him for the first part to kind of get warmed up on the new bass and then ask him to sit out so I can play one of my solo compositions? Any insight to either of these questions or even general open mic advice is greatly appreciated.