I need your insights and opinions. For starters, I have a few basses - a Dingwall Super J, a Lakland Skyline JO4 and a EBMM Sterling. I played the Sterling last night at rehearsal for the first time. Nice tone, great playability. The drummer's comment was "I like it - but you didn't get rid of the Lakland did you?" The drummer also prefers the JO to the Dingwall. (Guitar players liked the Sterling, but are a bit more complacent.) I like all three - similar neck profiles - and feel. Tones are fairly different in my opinion. So the question is: How much should I weigh the band's input as to which bass I play? If they flat out said never play the __________(insert bass name here) again - do I get rid of it? I know there are TBers that play only one brand of bass - if your bandmates said the sound isn't cutting it - even if you dig it - do you go out and find something that makes them happy? Thanks for your thoughts. PS: All the band seems to prefer my Lakland Skyline JO5 to my newly acquired Sadowsky Metro RV5.