I am now retired, was a Mechanical Engineer and I have been a drummer since 1966. I was Pro then, from '67 to '70 (the time when it all happened really :o) ). Ex military and started to play again from about 2006. I have just purchased a new Sonor Ascent Stage 3 kit this week (I really LOVE it). I have 3 Strats, one of which, I made myself, earlier this year, based on a 1986 neck.