I`ve read all the horror stories, but I figured I`d just ask to see if I`m over thinking this or not. Basically, my guitarist just called and was telling me all about some band he knows back from Memphis who`s playing a gig up here in Knoxville tomorrow for a frat party around 3pm (early party). Apparently, neither their drummer or bassist could fit their gear in their cars so they asked my guitarist if our drummer and I minded if they used our gear. Our drummer has already dealt with theirs before and says he`s a good guy and that he has no problem lending out his set to him, but I`ve honestly never met their bassist (or any of those guys) before so I`m pretty hesitant to say yes. Supposedly these guys are professionals (according to my drummer and guitarist) and have played with bands like North Mississippi All Stars, but I`m hesitant to agree when this band comes up to a gig without all the gear needed to pull off a show My guitarist says their bassist will have a sit down with me tonight to discuss this situation if I want to, but I almost feel like just giving them the number to the local music rental shop. I just don`t find it fair or cool for someone who I don`t know to expect me to do them a favor in the name of music - especially without even offering compensation upfront (albeit, all communication so far has been through my guitarist). I dunno Do you think it`s worth taking the risk of lending out nearly $3,000 worth of gear just to keep face with my band?