Greetings from So. Cal. I'm a 45 y/o mid career professional who got a wild hair in the wrong place a 18 months ago and started taking weekly lessons. I just bought a Mesa Boogie Walkabout Combo amp and am working on getting the right sound dialed in. Now I'm playing in a band and holy crud, we're not bad. I'm totally hooked. This looks like a great place. See ya around.