I have been playing bass professionally for more years than I care to admit, averaging 12 to 20 gigs a month playing everything from straight ahead jazz to two beat country. I show up on time, equipment works and play only what the music calls for. Over the last few years I have become so bored with gigging and (sadly) the bass that I am ready to throw in the towel, but with three kids I cant afford to. Anybody else been there? If you have, how did you deal/overcome it? Also Its worth mentioning that I am playing with very good musicians (most of the time) in their chosen genres. That being said, I often think I would rather be in the audience listening than playing with them. I am grateful for the gigs, but damn .