I've been lurking here everyday for a number of months now, and have discovered there is some seriously cool characters around here. Some of my favorite bands right now, are Opeth, Nevermore, Kayo Dot, Porcupine Tree, Sikth (although they ain't around anymore), Between The Buried and Me, Protest The Hero, Outworld, The Red Chord, Canvas Solaris, Agalloch, Isis, Zero Hour, The Mars Volta, Cacophony and Death (that's off the top of my head right now, but still plenty more). Guitarists that I love (6 stringers/mainly 6 users), Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, Joe Satriani (my biggest influence and the first virtuoso that I heard with playing that hit my in the heart), Steve Vai, The dudes from BtBaM, Alex Skolnick, SRV, Tony Macalpine, dudes from PTH and Sikth, Buckethead and Paul Gilbert (off the top of my head). My rig is a V-Amp2 so absolutely nothing compared to some of the badd ass stuff many of you guys own, but it sounds better than the practice amp I had at least I don't currently play a 7 yet, but when I do, these guys have been my main source of inspiration for wanting to sell my 6 and buy a 7: Jeff Loomis, John Petrucci, Jasun Tipton from Zero Hour, Chris Broderick and Rusty Cooley. My current guitar, a Brian Moore Guitars I12000, will be going up for sale later this year (most likely, after mid October), if anyone is interested, perhaps give drop me a PM sometime. It's the guitar I learn all the the finger tapping, 3 note per string legato licks and alternate picking on, so it's a guitar I'll regret selling to some extent, because I love her to bits. The heart wants to keep it, but where I want to go musically+my current financial means I can't keep it if I want to move into a 7 string. I'll be looking at either the Loomis Sig, A Jackson COW 7, or an Ibanez RG7321 and modding the hell out of it (new pickups, most likely Seymour Duncan Blackouts, change fretboard radius to even flatter, bigger frets and "The Cooley Cutaway" mod). My BMG would be rarely played and just be in the guitar case most of the time if I kept it and got a 7, so honestly I would want to sell it to someone that will want to play it and love it like I have. It's never left the house since I don't gig much and just always used a friend's Jackson DK2S (which are great guitars btw) for playing to crowds, so it's in mint condition (errr, maybe I should just put this in the trading section one day instead of rambling here) Well, I hope to learn a lot more about guitars here, 7 strings, pickups, gear etc, and one day get into ERGs as well.