I still remember a guy asking at the workshop "How can I overcome plateaus my learning? At times I feel I can't improve my technique inspite of loads of practice".
And he replied something like "Why do you want to avoid the plateaus? If you keep climbing up and never look back, you'll never be able to appeciate how far you have come. So stop, and give yourself time to smell the roses. Be patient and use what you have learned in a jam situation rather than practising technique alone. You will master it if you keep trying to adapt it to your playing."
That just made me realise that his understanding of music goes much deeper than all the theory that you can find in books. I felt like a 10 year old kid listening to daddy's words of wisdom.
-- My current rig
Guitar: '98 MIJ Ibanez RG520 QS w EMG 81/60
Amp: Laney LC15R Tube, Fernandes 20W SS
Pedals: MI Audio Tube Zone Overdrive, Boss OD3, CS3, MT2, HM2, DS2, CE5, DD7, TU3, Beta Aivin DD2 Delay, Dunlop Crybaby 95Q, Stranger Vol Pedal, BBE SupaCharger
Others: Yamaha RBX 374 Bass, Yamaha MM-6 Synth, M-Audio Fast Track, Shure SM-57, Heet Sound E-Bow Plus
Wanted(pm if selling): EB VPJr/Boss FV500L,Ibanez w Original/Lo-Pro Edge