Hi, I'm Dan Banks, I'm 16 and I've been playing for 3 years now and write my own music (www.myspace.com/shredahol2). I love this instrument and the fact that its possibilities are practically endless. I am a huge fan of Dimebag and how he kept soloing in metal very well alive throughout the "solo-less" 90's. Well thats about it for me. Best of luck to all who have/will enter.