I am in a general rock cover band...hits from 70's through today. I was already in another more specialized band when I joined this band, they knew this. General cover band gigs about 4 times a month. My other band cannot be subbed out very easily, just because of the type of gig it is, but it does not play out very often, but when it does is good $$. I've subbed out roughly 3 gigs in a years time with the general cover band. And I even found my own sub who is as good on bass as me and a much better background singer. And he did a very adequate job when he subbed for me. But I'm being told if I commit to a gig with general cover band they dont want me to sub it out, even with plenty of notice and my more than capable sub. They say I made a commitment. But isnt this what subs are used for? Is what I'm doing really that unethical? Can you only sub out if you have a family or medical emergency? Basically, they dont mind me in the other band, and will even excuse me if I am booked on a date they book (thats hardly ever happened tho) They just want me to play a date I commit to without EVER subbing out. Isnt that one of the things subs are for!? Keep in mind, only talking a few times a year..