In addition to playing bass, I have also played ice hockey at a high level (full contact, pro-am, etc.). The 40 plus years of playing have finally taken their toll. In my right shoulder I have 2 tears in the labrum, a torn rotator cuff, bone spurs and arthritis. I have similar issues in the left shoulder. Surgeon said he can fix the problems but after the surgery I will be in a sling for a month followed by 2 months of rehab. Then the same for the left side. That means 6 months without playing bass. Not looking forward to it. SUCKS to get OLD!