Greetings everyone, I have been reading this message board for a few months now and have already learned a significant amount in that short time. I have been playing guitar for 3 - 4+ years but only seriously for about 1 - 2. I wasted most of my 20's playing video games and now have happily realized I enjoy spending my free time playing guitar, although free time is minimal with a full-time job and a 2 year old daughter. I mostly learn songs from bands I like, jam out and have no real desire to join a band at any point. My gear is also very minimal but I hope to improve on that soon. I have been listening to metal for quite a long time, since the days of downloading blind guardian, iced earth, and at the gates albums with Audiogalaxy.