Hi, I heard about this place Via 'The Fretboard' and I get my first 7 String guitar in just a little over 2 weeks time so I joined here to get some help with that and hopefully contribute something to the forum. I've been a member of TFB since 2014 and I'm very active in supporting that community. We're running a Jam Session in September which is advertised at the top of the homepage and I'm one of the organisers of that event, among other things. I've made some of my best friendships through that forum and I hope to bring the same ethos here with me if I can. My username there is Alnico,.....please feel free to look me up there if you'd like to know anything about me and see my trading reputation with gear there, which is impeccable. I can be an idiot just like anyone can be at times and sometimes I come out with some stupid crap the way a lot of people do but I try to learn from that as I go and as a new member here, I'll keep that mode switched off and try to contribute only what would be useful, especially as I'm new here. Your forum looks really good and the site's functionality is great. Thanks for that and I'm looking forward to logging on more and more and learning as much as I can while trying to help others as much as possible. Despite my sense of humour and occasional mistakes, I try to like my life helping those around me as much as I can and I try to enjoy life wherever possible. I've been playing the guitar since 1980 but this will be my very first time playing and owning a 7 string, which is really exciting. If it goes well I'll be getting a second 7 string guitar in October for my 45th birthday, my long - term dream guitar a UV777PBK, hence the avatar I've chosen. I'm a massive Steve Vai fan and I like to think I've got a broad musical taste but my main passion for music lies in the now classic Rock and Metal scene of the 80's and 90's. Thanks for having me, My name is Mark.