Hello all, First off, my user name was not my first choice. I wanted to go by LongIslandRod since I live in Nassau County, Long Island NY, I use that user name in other forums but for some reason TGP would not let me use that name so chose LesMax. My name is not Les, it's Rod. I do have 57 RI Les Paul however. I have many musical influences but lately my tastes tend toward Jazzier/blues styles. Like Ford, Carlton, Henderson, Steely Dan, and all the legends. Huge Hendrix fan - BTW!!!!! I'm not a big fan of contemporary pop/rock music. For my tastes I find it harmonically challenged and the lyrics weak. I have a bad case of GAS. I think it that's because I'm married and no longer chase girls. So I chase gear. I have a bunch of great guitars, amps and pedals. I also lust for that elusive Dumble tone! Yeah, I had a Fuchs, a Two Rock CRS V1. Now I have a Bludotone on order that's due in June !!!!! I play a lot, several hours a day. Lately I've been transcribing like a madman. I do gigs with a blues band, and fill in gigs here and there. I'm sick to death of Classic Rock! I jam frequently with a few great players which provides me probably the most musical pleasure. I'm an electrical engineer and work as an operations Manager; "it's been berry berry good to me." It feeds my GAS. That's it for now....... Rock on, Rod "the truth is straight ahead"