Semi-pro player. Never played music full-time to make a living, but played because I loved it. Never made enough money to even pay for my gear, much less to pay the rent. Thank God for a good paying non-music career from which I've recently retired. Musical experience includes starting with piano for 6 yrs, learned guitar at 12 yo, started bass at 14 and played in a blue-eyed soul band for 5 yrs, studied chord-solo jazz and classical guitar in college. Degree in music education FL State 1974. Genres played include classic rock and soul, blues, new country, and pop. Haven't played out for 10 yrs and I'm working on getting my chops back so I can.