This may have been brought up before, but just wondering how many of us are playing bass as a main source of income, and who is playing for a side hobby and a few x-tra buck$. Of course, we all love playing bass or we would not be here reading this. For myself, I have a semi-proffessional day job as a Chemical Lab Research Tech, and also work the same place as a relief Stationary Engineer boiler operator. I somehow find some time for my bass, and playing in my own personal band project as well, but am thinking about an "early retirement" and picking up the "bass pace". I have several band friends that are always asking me to play for them as well. What are thoughts and your situation?