I've noticed that there are more high-end basses and rigs here than any other board on the net. It seems that nearly everyone has a Ritter, Fodera, Smith, Sadowsky, Stambaugh, etc etc. I wonder if that's simply because this board is populated with more professional players than other boards, or if it's simply coincidence. So...what do you do for a living? Are you a professional player (defined loosely as a full-time musician--live band, studio player, teacher, all of the above), or an amateur afficianado?