So I got called to sub for a band tomorrow night. Its a praise and worship band. I am pretty good friends with the guitarist and know some of the other guys from around. Anyways, They asked tonight if I can play a show with them tomorrow night. No rehearsal or anything, just me reading charts and following the singer. I figured it wouldnt be a problem since I have been doing that kind of thing for years. So I agreed. I play with other p&w bands (which are all more successful, even though thats not what its about). But its just a show up, get a setlist, play gig. After I agreed, he asked that I not play the bass I have been playing almost exclusively for the last several months. My fretless modded wishbass. First he says its because the fretless sound wouldnt sound good for what they are doing. Problem one is that I have done this for longer than all of them and have done more with it than all of them. If anything, the warm sound is better for this music. Then, he says its because its a distraction and he doesnt like distractions. Well, I could understand if it was legit that the crowd wouldnt focus on worship and only focus on the bass, but its not that special. And, I have never had that problem in the many shows I have played it in. If it was a legit problem and he had been a little more reasonable about it, I would probably be a little peeved, but understand. But from what I am catching onto, also from knowing him very well, is that he just doesnt like the bass and doesnt want to be seen on stage with it because he thinks it is "cheesy". It is my go to bass that I am most comfortable on. I havent played with frets in months. Not that Im worried that i wont be able too or anything like that. Thats not the issue. The problem is that they already ask me to not rehearse, not have a set before the show, and not play my favorite, most comfortable bass. He even specified which bass they want me to play. Am i wrong to be a little ticked? They need me so that they can play the show. So should they be picky with what I play? Even if it sounds the same or better?