Been a member for five years now (old guy rant coming) and I'm disappointed with most of the introductions I see on the forum. I joined to share information, learn new things and basically be part of the guitar playing family here. I don't get introductions like "YO" "SUP?" meh ~ I think most members are looking to grow. Look at how many people look at an introduction as opposed to how many respond, pretty weak. Come on people, tell us about yourself, your experience, etc....lets make this fun. My name is Rod, been playing for 50 years. Guitars and musicians have been my best friends all my life. I prefer to write and perform my own songs with my wife (my bass player of 15 years). I spent the last 10 years working with Curt Mangan Strings and have probably spoken to lots of you on the phone over the years. When I'm not playing I enjoy being outdoors experiencing the Southwest where I live. I'm 63 years old and plan on bending strings until the end. So come on ~ whats your story. At the same time, please respond to introductions with enthusiasm and lets try and improve the experience. End of rant.