I dunno who else here is just kind of a living room dabbler who plays mostly as a way to turn mild OCD into (also mild) self-improvement, but I gotta say it's really nice coming from that angle to find someplace like this. There's a wealth (almost overwhelming amount really) of knowledge about musicianship, technical know-how, and the various crafts and skills associated with guitar playing--everything from sorta hobbyists, part-time craftsmen, and gigging musicians. The community aspect is also impressive, many of you guys know one another personally, and it's not a knock on the place to say that everybody acts like a grown-up (I think in part because the average age is probably a little higher than many message boards)--which isn't to say the banter can't also be funny in a more juvenile-but-fun way. I mean there is obviously a lot of history to this place and not everybody are friends (every once in a while that crops up), but it sure seems to work. I know I'm trying and learning a lot of new things as a result of the conversations that I've read (and sometimes been a part of) on here. So yeah, I just wanted to say thanks for answering my dumb questions and laughing at some of my dumb jokes. I also kind of snuck in here in the dark of night, so by way of a more formal introduction: My name is John, I live in north Atlanta, I'm 44 and have been playing since I was 14 but that dramatically overstates the amount of time I've actually been working on my playing since much of that 30 years was spent playing maybe a few hours a month. At this point, I would love to play with people although I don't really know anybody in the narrow band that is most fun to play with (comparable skill to myself--not too much worse or too much better), trying to get one of my buddies to play a little more and teach him some tricks so I'll have a partner in crime. Professionally, I'm a software developer in the healthcare IT industry. We have 4 young-ish children (oldest is 13, youngest is 5, and those two both have autism and the other two are neurotypical). I accumulated a few guitars over the years but never really had GAS until the last few years, when the stable contents jumped from 3 or 4 guitars (with one on loan) to over a dozen--have sold and bought a few in the interim though, I think I have 11 now? I think I stumbled into this place just searching for information on my old Peavey and found a thread about a similar guitar. tldr: Thanks to the admins and the members for running and inhabiting this place, respectively. It's big enough but not too big.