Some of you might remember that I just landed a pretty cool gig. Highest paying gig of my life, the band is booked solid, and they have enough subs that I can still do shows with other bands, should I choose to. One of the guys I've been hired by for the past 5 years told me he's got a bunch of potential shows lined up for June. This guy gets some really fun gigs, and he plays with a legendary artist - so he often puts me in circles it's good to be in. I've gotten to play with a handful of well known musicians because of him. Point being that I don't want to burn any bridges. I'm on the fence now with what to do about these June gigs he's looking to book. My current band pays 2 to 3X what this guy pays me, and the money right now is important. My choices are: 1. Shut up, smile, do the gigs with him and take the $$ hit to remain in the loop w/ him and his pals. 2. Tell him I'm going to be needing more money if he wants me to continue. 3. Tell him I'm not available. Should add that there are a lot of bassists who would happily jump into my spot, so... despite my awesomeness ...I can be quickly and easily replaced. He does however trust me more than the others, as I am the most dependable bassist he's ever worked with.