Hello everyone. I figured since I regularly visit and just used the forum to research a purchase, I should go ahead and sign up. No great wisdon to impart to anyone. I have a variety of guitars but have always loved tele's for that "direct" feel I get from them. Never owned a classic Fender, the closest was a 52 reissue that I didn't care for, but have had things from Anderson, Grosh, and others. My current one, which is my favorite, is from a local builder, Seuf guitars. This is a lightly relic'd butterscotch blonde with a maple neck, semi-beefy, and Lollar pickups. Love it. My purchase that I used the forum for was a Gibson GA-5 reissue amp with lots of mods. Should be a nice alternate to my 67 Deluxe Reverb. Here's the description: "Here is what has been done to this one: -Installed a Tone Tubby Hemp cone 8" ceramic speaker. (Huge!) -Upgraded all filter capacitors to F&T -Upgraded cathode caps to Mojotone and Mallory -"Trinity Mods" as described in the forum (removing a resistor and cap, a 25uf bypass cap and adding a subtle negative feedback resistor. -68K blocking resistor on volume lead to preamp tube -Added taps for both 8 & 4 ohm speakers -Audioquest speaker wire -Silver Mica bright cap on the volume control -Black grill cloth and matching premium leather handle" At any rate, lots of you guys know much more than me, so thanks for being such a good source of information.