Hey all, I'm completely flabberghasted(sp?) by this site..I've been playing for about 9years, but NEVER delved into the technical aspects/setup of the instrument and equipment used with it. I think I've found a new way to get distracted from my work during the day!! I've got a TON of questions....If someone can point me in the right direction where I can find all rudimentary information/terminology, I would greatly appreciate it! For those looking to help a brother out directly though......... What is the difference between an amp and pre-amp? Active and passive? Where can I find THE most simple explanation or a complete walkthrough for learning scales? All the stuff I'm finding seems geared for people with at least a little theory background. I've got a million and three questions..but now that I'm on the spot, seem to forget them all I'll start writing stuff down as it comes to me. Thanks in advance guys and gals(?)!!!