I trust my equipment...I admit there's a small chance it could go wrong, but this is happening after being requested to swap from my Squier because it "looks cheap" and "doesn't sound good" and there's someone there I think the BL wants to impress. (I admit the one I'm using now (MIJ) sounds better, but the Squier sounded fine for what the band does...I'd been using it because it's pretty much "the bass the original bassist used" - would anyone REALLY be able to tell the difference unless they got close up??) It's a paying gig, but it involves a train ride and a 20-25 minute walk from the train station at the other end (straight after a 6 hour shift). I'm planning on using a bass I've not played for awhile which recently gave me cramps - and I need to practice my technique on it again before the gig this weekend, so brought it home rather than letting the singer take it after rehearsal tonight. I HAD planned to take another bass and leave it with him but I changed my mind and realised the one I've chosen is "the right one" (flatwounds rather than new-ish rounds). This comes not long after being threatened with the sack if I missed the train on NYE because of possibly getting food at the station...same band, same guy. He was in a bad/strange mood tonight, but that's no excuse. ("If you don't I'm never working with you again" ***?! No raised voices and I stayed calm as well...I was defending my decision calmly so - hmm...I guess he didn't like it.) We're in 2 bands together, similar stuff but that reaction's a bit much to take. We've got a few gigs booked, but none near enough that I couldn't call this weekend my final gig if needs be. Do I take a spare bass so he gets his own way or do I just annoy him and take the single bass which I'm 99.5% certain won't have issues? Actually, what would you guys do in this situation? (I've contemplated taking the ukulele bass as a backup for ease/weight with the walking I'm probably going to have...) (Might I add that I posted recently about the same guy...he's letting me go through the PA this time instead of my having to crank my amp up...progress!! ). He's also messaged me since asking if I want to stay in the band or not...I've not answered (yet)...but I've learnt the stuff, play it better than most of the others in the band, and we've finally got a few gigs booked - what's going on here?