At what point (if any) did you call it quits and became a bedroom player once again? I've been with my present band for almost seven years now. I had a birthday last week and I'm now 64. I enjoy playing with the guys in the band, but the load-in and load-out is getting tiring. Playing in small bars in the Worcester area a couple of times a month is getting old as well, and to be frank so is the music we play (Tom Petty tribute). I'm not really seeing much of a future for us beyond playing the same old small bar circuit. The band itself consists of older guys, ranging from 52 to 64. I keep telling myself that I'll quit when my body tells me it's time to quit, and I'm beginning to hear the whispers. Right now I'm thinking of playing out the rest of the year and telling our bandleader sometime in early October that it's time for me to move on and to begin auditioning for a new bass player. I think I'm done with playing in bands, all I'll probably do is occasionally play in local open mics and blues jams. My hands are starting to hurt, I've lost a lot of flexibility, and I don't have much strength as well. Anyone have any advice or experiences they'd like to share?