Hello fellow gear heads and chasers of tone. About three years ago I got back into playing guitar again after a 20 year hiatus and I've never been happier. Like anything with me I can't do anything half way. So needless to say most of my spare coin goes to supporting my bad case of G.A.S. My wife doesn't completly understand my renewed obsesstion but is completly supportive of anything that makes me this happy. I'm 53 but still feel like I'm 25 when it comes to playing. My major influences have been Genesis (pre 1975) Steve Hackett, Jeff Beck, Robert Fripp, Bill Nelson (Be-bop Delux), and of course Zeppin, Hendrix, Stones and the rest of the now classic rock biggies. My current gear consists of Mesa Boogie, Marshall, Roland, Gibson, Fender and Dean. I really like effects and what they can do to add color to my tone but like all things only in moderation. I'm going to try and upload a couple of pics so as to kind of give you an idea of where I'm coming from. At any rate, I happy to be here and will have losts of questions (and hopefully contributions) to post.