Hello, Let me give you a little of my back ground so you know where I am comming from. Started playing at a young age. Was on the road full time by the age of 21. Played usually 6 nights a week with three rehersals a week and constantly noodling on the guitar in a hotel room. Played everything from top 40, funk, blues, rock, hard rock and country. Inone really took off. I spent over a year in a studio was totally immersed in the guitar.I was in a couple of original bands and projects though none really took off. I spent a couple of years, as often as it was open working on originals. Same studio the Kentucky Headhunters did their demo work in (our drummrd owned the studio). Then at the age of 28 I quit. I don't mean professionally. My last two amps and one last guitar went into the closet and stayed there unplayed for over 11 years. I have not played, talked, read, or been involved in any way for that period. Total disconnect. I became totally involved with my new carrer and went full tilt on it totally dismissing and even regretting the lost time. However some things happened in my life that brought me back to my roots and I picked up the guitar again. But I feel like Austin Powers that I am totally out of touch. A lot has happened since I started playing again. The first thing I did was but a new guitar. And the realized I liked my old strat better. Then I decided to buy a pre CBS strat and found out they had went up a little in price. The amp that I had been using all those years that other guitarist said ended up being a bit of a keeper (68' drip edge Fender Deluxe Reverb). So I still am waking up and youtubing a lot of stuff that I never new existed. I am currently recording at home with my new BR1600. When did this thing come out? Boutique amps and guitars, when did that happen. So I am still trying wake up out of my hibernation. So hello evertbody, it's good to be back.