A purely hypothetical situation but one I've been thinking about lately. Assume you're a well established "weekend warrior" cover band bassist and you're playing pretty regularly and making an average of $150-200 a gig. Your day job transfers you to a different part of the country and you happen to have a musician friend in that city who can get you into some gigging situations... but your pay would only be $75 or $100 tops and that's about the top end of what any good bassist on that scene is pulling down. Keep in mind, you have to move to this new city, but whether or not you keep playing is completely up to you. Would you take your friend up on the offer and keep playing in your new market -- even if for only half of what you were making before -- or would you just hang it up? I realize this is basically just a convuluted way of asking "what's your minimum" but I've been blessed to be in a market that pays pretty well and I've always wondered what I would do if that were suddenly not the case.