Well, I thought this place (TDPRI) might be a good place to pass on experience, learn some new things and talk to other musicians. But with these posts, what I have found, though, is that this is not a place to grow instrumentally or sonically, but, rather, a place to join in with the group-think, to blow smoke, to regurgitate marketing BS, old wives tales and superstitions to participate in staid sameness. I realize, now, that most posters here are not actual performing musicians, that they are bedroom and basement stars in their own minds. Posers and noobs asking "what strings should I get?"..."How do I adjust my bridge?" or "doesn't my relic-ed guitar look great?" slobbering over an obvious and ridiculous marketing gimmick. TDPRI has little opportunity to expand your knowledge base as it is a place to support sameness, ignorance and mediocrity, none daring to step outside the "all hail the great god Fender" bounds, lest they risk chastisement from the Fender fascists screaming "slander", "heresy" as they slap each other on the back, delighted in their cloistered sameness. Many here are brand snobs and fully indoctrinated in the "if it isn't expensive, it is no good" methodology. Again, proof of their limited knowledge of the entire music equipment scene and so typical of noobs. I will ask the moderators to remove my subscription. Lesson learned.