Hey guys! Good to see an Indian forum for players, look forward to spending time learning a lot from you guys, and hopefully helping a few of you as well. I've had guitars for about 8 years now, but I took a long break where I almost stopped playing, so am having to go back to the basics. I was pretty active on the wholenote forums for a long time, and wrote an article (I need to write a follow-up) for them on home recording. I was part of a band in Calcutta about four years ago. We only performed twice, and we weren't all that great, but we enjoyed ourselves quite a bit. Now I'm based in Mumbai, have a day job in advertising, and try and get some playtime in spite of a pretty bad schedule. I like to play classic rock, and some newer stuff so I don't always look like a granddad when the kids want some songs they recognise. My talent sucks, but I can get by - I started playing at the age of 28, so my flexibility isn't so good. I'm a total gear slut, spend a lot of cash on gear. My gear is listed in my sig - I got the handmade from KL (no duty, thankfully) for about 72K. More than I could afford, but I shelled it out, and she's worth it. I've written a dozen or so songs, and recorded one of them to work on my recording and mixing. I'm working on getting some starter mics and a decent recording environment. Apart from music, I'm pretty big on DIY, computers and am a closet audiophile, so I mix and match stuff across hobbies. Haven't made a pedal yet, but am not into playing electric so much, so that can wait. See ya round on the forums. Meantime, keep playing!!!