As you can see by my feedback score, I like to try a lot of different basses. I'm fortunate enough to have been blessed with a tolerant wife and a successful career that affords me to have this one indulgence in my life. I play in an 8 piece country band where we use the keyboard player as our sound guy. He generally does a good job with our mix - no complaints from me. I like to use our rehearsal time as an opportunity to try out the basses I acquire. I've become pretty good at determining which ones sound good with the band and which ones don't. The ones that don't, I move along. Some time ago, the keyboard/sound guy made a snarky comment to me, after seeing me parade yet another different bass to a gig or practice; that I "should pick one bass and play the crap out of it." The only reason I can come up with for this outburst is his jealousy of my position in life. I am a successful entrepreneur where-as he is dirt poor, thinks life has crapped on him, yet he's god's gift to piano playing and EVERYONE sucks in the band but him. This week, he reared his ugly head again. This time however, he tried making the case to the BM, who is a very close friend of mine, that I should ONLY play ONE bass because my bringing different basses to the gig or practice plays havoc with his setting the scenes on the board and that he is forced to EQ each of my basses at each gig instead of setting and forgetting my sound settings. I call BS on this as each gig requires EVERY band member to be EQ'd for each venue as they're all different. Unless you're playing the same venue every time, I don't see how that's a viable objection. I don't believe you can set scenes and expect them to sound the same at different venues. But, I could be wrong. What I want to know from you all is, am I wrong about the jealousy part or does he have a point and should I just pick one bass? FYI, that doesn't sound like much fun for me. Thoughts? I'd really like to know what you would do or say about this.