How many of you guys learned to play URB before EBG? I did and have even amazed myself at how quickly I've progressed on EBG. I know that the learning curve on the EBG would have been steeper without the URB experience. As much as I love the URB, I can already do things on EBG that I can't do on URB and I've been playing URB for well over 35 years. The purely physical part is so much easier on EBG than on URB that I can play a 4 hour gig with EBG and end up not being worn out at the end of the gig. On the other hand, I do miss the sweetness of the URB but I don't miss the blisters and hand cramps I've suffered through just trying to be heard on URB. I also like being able to transport my whole kit in the front seat of a Ranger pick-up truck.