The closest I could find to this thread was this one: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f34/any-bass-playing-firefighters-here-664905/ in "Off-Topic". I think this forum is probably a better place for more of us low-end smoke-eaters. I don't really do the "club thing", so if you guys are into numbers, someone else needs to hand 'em out. Shouldn't be that busy in here. I've been a firefighter for almost 19 years, a paramedic for 15 of them and a captain for 6. I've thrown my bunkers in the cab of...wait for it...Engine 207 since 1999. Our house runs about 3,200 calls a year, mostly medical...if you want to call them that. I started playing bass in junior high, after some kid had La Villa Strangiato playing an 8-track on the school bus. I ran right over to Record City after I got home and bought Hemispheres. A month later I got a Peavey T-40, which was the closest I could get to copping a Ric sound. After a summer of mowing lawns and a winter of shoveling snow, I got my Ric 4001, which I still play often. So, if you have bunkers and a bass...let's hear about ya!