Welcome Halmer and macshark!
macshark....you are right....lots of folks (me included) fit in pretty much to your description. Played in our youth, got busy with life and put aside the guitar, rediscovered the joys of playing and some how ended up here at TF. You shall fit right in.
Halmer would love to here more about your musical life. Do you make a living from music? Are you in a couple of bands? You definitely have the tools of the trade to ply your talents!
"I once played notes so fast that light emanated from the strings whereupon, I saw God.... who then told me to relax and start playing music."
"I don't want to think about how I am doing it because that just makes it harder." Steve Howe
"You know, once you've had that guitar up so loud on the stage, where you can lean back and volume will stop you from falling backward, that's a hard drug to kick." David Gilmour
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