Hi there. I've been a mostly bedroom guitarist for almost 40 years. I picked up my first guitar in the third grad, a nun gave me my first lessons. I wasn't very good back then, and not much has changed. I go through periods when I play more, and periods when I play hardly at all, but I've always had a guitar nearby. During the pandemic, I've been getting back into it. I just love to play, unless it frustrates the hell out of me. I suppose it's partly a stress reliever, taking my mind off all the negative stuff. I've owned at least a dozen amps over the years, several Fenders, semi-custom and boutique-y Fender styles, Mesa Boogie, Yamaha, Hiwatt. Until recently I had a 1962 Princeton brownface with transitional blackface cosmetics. I sold it, and for a while my only amp was a Yamaha THR10C which has several low/medium gain models and a variety of effects. I've always been a tube amp guy, but this is an impressive little desktop amp. Tiny speakers though, and no easy way to plug in an external speaker. I also have a Vibrolux 5F11 kit sitting in the closet that I need to finish. It would be a good pandemic project, but my workspace is taken up by actual work. I stopped working on the kit when my son was born, almost four years ago. I've never owned a Marshall, partly because I perceived them as too loud (for my needs), too gainy, and/or too expensive. After selling my Princeton recently, I started looking at low wattage tube heads I could use with the excellent pine cabinet I got for my 5F11 project and I stumbled upon the Origin series, and I was impressed. Long story short, I wound up with an extremely inexpensive Origin 5, which is not at all what I was looking for, but has turned out to be a cool little amp in its own right, after I broke in the speaker and swapped in some better (to my ears) tubes. I'm still on the hunt for a low wattage head, though. I stumble my way through a few genres, but most can be loosely categorized as classic rock, from AC/DC to the Grateful Dead. The last song I was jamming to before I wrote this was Jumping Jack Flash, on my shell pink Tele partscaster and the Origin 5. So that's me. Oh yeah, I work in computer technology, and live in Chicagoland. I have a son named after the stage name of a well-known rock artist who died in 2016, just a few months before my son was born.