I've been playing for 25 yrs. As I've gotten older I don't really gig these days, but I've started building and modding amps/guitars. In fact I recently sold my Gibson LP because it wasn't getting any love since I built my super Strat (my avatar) from a junk Squier and spare parts. Built a few tube amps with mixed success. Still learning about amp circuits and have a lot left to learn. There are a lot of knowledgeable members here with good advice. I'm here to soak it up, and chip in now and then if I have something useful to offer. So that's my story... long time player, part time noodler, part time curcuit tinkerer.