I'm definitely not a newbie (I'm 45 and this is my 200th post), but I played bass back in my high school/college days and literally put it away for 20 years. I picked it up again about 5 years ago and have been having a blast ever since. About once or twice a year my old bandmates get together to put on a show, for no better reason than we love to get together and play...we've remained best friends over these years. (I hate to say it, but I think we sound better now than we did back then). Anyway, here's my question. When you play live, do you ever switch basses between sets or do you pretty much stay with the same bass for the whole night? Over the last 5 years I've been through quite a few basses (GAS and a decent paying job can be a bad combination). Right now I have a Sadowsky MV4, a MM Sterling, a Lakland Bob Glaub (with the Jazz taper neck), and a '74 "A" neck P-bass on the way. When I practice, I have discovered my favorite bass is the one I'm currently playing. I like all of my basses for different reasons and because I don't play live very often, I'm not sure what I'd call my "main" bass. I really want to play them all. In a couple of weeks we have our annual get together...a Friday night gig at a local bar and Saturday at one of the local festivals (for about 3000+ people). We've been looking forward to this weekend for months and it's big deal for us. I'm thinking about switching basses as we go through the sets, but I wasn't sure if this would screw up the sound tech or not. Each bass will have a distinct sound and I don't want to screw up the mix every time I pick up a new bass. I know that in the big scheme of things this is pretty minor, but I'm trying to make the most out of the time we get to gig. I'd love to hear some opinions.