A while back a neighbor of my son's mom who plays came over while I was house sitting for her -- she's got dogs and a cat needing feeding and was out of town for a couple of weeks. Of course I took my guitar and amp over there and was out in the garage when he came over. We had a couple of brews and jammed a little, he had a beautiful wine Norlin LPC, and when we finished he ran back to his place and came back with a plastic baggie. No buds in there ... but what he called a "PAF", a BB of some sort, and a 498T. Of course I knew the PAF, if that's what it was, was worth a boatload, but he wouldn't hear my protests and insisted I take it. When I got home I looked up some stuff and saw them going for a couple of grand on eBay, and this site too came up in my search. I poked around a little and saw one hell of a lot of smarts going on, along with a good dollop of being a big jerk, and that kinda told me that this was my kinda place. I opened a thread asking about the pups and got some good advice, especially from member Dr Distortion, who recommended that I wait and see what I thought of the pups in my [then-new] Faded SG before doing any mods. Mostly, I saw that this fvckin' place rocks. Reading posts by Neo, KSG, Slacky, FennRX, and many many others got me hooked. Although I'm a mod at another site, over the last six months MLP has gotten a greater part of my on-line time. Thanks, guys! That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it. Now it's your turn: tell us your story of how you got sucked into this zodiac timewarp. eta: I almost forgot to mention: Muchas gracias a mi amigo "Machina Liberdad" para la pensamiento..