Well, I was going to wait until my 1000th post to put this one up, but one day before Thanksgiving makes it even more appropriate to do it ahead of time. I've been a member here for about a year and a half, just after since I decided it was time to pick the bass back up again after a long hiatus. Needless to say I've found that there are a ton of incredible people on this board willing to help, willing to converse. Within that 18 months, I've also found the gear that suits me and my playing style, something I've never really remember having before. Therefore, here is a list of folks who, in no particular order, I give a sincere thanks to, for helping me satisify the GAS... Nino Valenti As everyone knows, Nino is a very cool guy, as well as an incredible craftsman. He's created quite a unique niche in the bass world, offering custom-ordered and assembled basses that blow the socks of a lot of more expensive alternatives. My Valenti would be what I consider the steal of the century in value-to-overall satisfaction. I'm sure we've all seen a plethora (yes, I was just waiting to use that word) of Nino's works, but I'm loving mine the best. Thanks, Nino! Adrian Garcia Adrian's experiences, both in selling and playing some of the best basses in the world in touring and recording situations make him one of the best authorities on what basses would fit what budgets and styles. When I originally came to Adrian asking about Nordstrand and F Bass, he was kind enough to take the amount of time that is typically reserved for family. He treats everyone the same, whether you've met him before or not, and that to me spells class all the way. He's also the man personally responsible for turning me on to F Basses in the first place. I'm also glad that karma is leaning his way with his recent personal battles. Thanks Adrian! George Furlanetto I'm sure I don't have to repeat this, but George builds some of the most incredible basses, ever. Every time I pick up one of my F's it feels like I've been playing it forever. The feel, the tone, the looks. They are the total package. Thanks George! My Wife Last, and definately not least (probably first), my wife who allowed me to buy the incredible instruments I play. I may not have picked the instrument back up if not for her, so Thanks Kath! I'm sure there are others out there who I've come in contact with in buying and selling gear, so thanks to you as well. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!