What effin BS. (venting here). I've never played a gig where a backline was provided that was a decent set-up or gave enough stage volume. Case in point....last night a filled in for the Yuppie Pricks (bassist was unable to make the gig). These guys are friends of mine and I've sub'd before when the bassist couldn't make it. So I get there...everyone plugs in. I plug into a GK 400 or something like that. Turn it on, hit one note and whoosh....amp cuts off...and will not power up. Well I'm freakin out and the sound man is freakin out. Someone from another band brings up a Genz Benz, puts it on the same cabinet (which now I realize was most likely the culprit) and the EXACT same thing happens. So basically they had to play the gig with no bassplayer. I'll NEVER listen to club who tells me, "don't bring your equipment....we'll have a backline for you."