I'm from a wooded stretch of hills in rural Kentucky, where the bluegrass region and mountains come together. Being somewhat isolated (especially during the pandemic) I've been spending more time learning to play my Telecaster. I've had a P-bass for about 20 years and got into it, off and on, but realized what I wanted to express was more in the range of the human voice, with a little more timing leeway and dynamic freedom. Keeping time with my bass is very enjoyable, but I wanted more. I need to tell a story with my instrument. I still really dig the bass, but I just needed a new perspective. I retired 6 years ago and have been tending to my small farm and woods, building some trails to hike with my dogs, raising vegetables and flowers, etc. I'm sorry, I'm starting to ramble here... so I do have some mild dementia and osteoarthritis, I forget things easily and my thumbs, shoulder and left sacroiliac joint hurt like h*** sometimes, but I hammer away at my guitar. I've been at it now for about a year and a half. It really satisfies me. I like seeing the progress, as slow as it may be... sometimes I feel I'm kinda old to be starting this, but what the heck, it beats sitting in front of a screen all day. I decided to join this forum because of the positive interaction and helpful suggestions and support I've seen here. I just hope I can be of some value here as well, someday. Once again, hello brothers & sisters! Peace to all.