Even though guitar is my first instrument, I have to agree that guitarists are a strange bunch compared to double bassists. I never thought I would admit that. I thought originally when I first checked out this forum that double bassists were snobs and pretentious. While this may be so, I'll take it in a heart beat over my fellow jazz guitarists. I've been hanging on the Jazz Guitar Forum and can't believe the threads devoted to analysis, chord shapes, extensions, scales, modes, chord soloing, comping, you name it. There is basically 2 camps. Those that use numbers 9735 for chord and scale tones and those that use 10x12101012 for fret positions. The posts are comical. You've got one guy throwing around numbers of chord voicing and some ignoramus coming back with tablature numbers. It reminds me of bingo night at the Buddhist Temple here in West L.A. It seems as though they are obsessed with the technical and theoretical aspects of playing. The time spent on chord shapes alone is mind boggling. There is also a lot of cheer leading for their respective Berklee guitar instructors. I've had it. I now appreciate the sophistication of the membership here at the Double Bass Forum. I like just hanging out with my bass and walkin'. No pressure. It's truly relaxing. Only one thing. They don't have a "strings" thread over there........Thank God!