Hello all, I'm having a bit of a "mid-life crisis" and looking to try something different job-wise. I've enjoyed cars since I was a kid but never pursued anything with them because I was deemed "smart" and was herded down the 4-year academic degree path faster than you can say ACT. But a recent trip to a large car show reminded me of that early love, and I realized - if I want to own one of those classic beauties (and I do very badly!), it would be VERY helpful to have more wrenching know-how than I currently have. And heck, if I got enough of said know-how, I could go somewhere and get paid to do it! But a big concern I have is my bass playing. Music is and has always been my first love; bass is the favorite instrument of any I've played. I don't want to do anything to jeopardize that. So I'm wondering: How many of you (if any) are professional or hobbyist mechanics? Are these two interests compatible? Recommendations for how you make it work? Mods, if you feel this question is being posed in the wrong forum, please feel free to move. I put it here since it does relate to playing, and could apply to any instrument, really.