Long time lurker, recent contributor. I have been attempting to play guitar for over 30 years. I have never been in a band but I do play at church. I play for the youth group so I get to play some good up tempo songs. I even get to play rock, metal and prog at times. I have learned so much from being on this forum. I went from a cheapo guitar through a 60watt Crate POS and no pedals to an Ibanez and Fender into a Mesa Boogie through a gigantic pedal board. My wife does not understand my GAS but she lets me have fun. Rock on.