The band I'm in (a guitar, drums, singer kind of thing - think Black keys and white stripes) is looking to start gigging. So to start things off we figured we'd start small, playing 2-3 songs at an open mic night. I just found out that I'm expected to use the venue's equipment. How does this work? Obviously I'm going to bring my own guitar, but is it frowned upon if I bring a pedalboard? What if the 'house amp' is some kind of modelling/solid state deal that doesn't take pedals? Basically, I'm just wondering what is expected of the band gear-wise in these situations. Any advice? This is all pretty new to me.