It is really cool to meetup with people that share the same interest and passion. After 9-10 of online conversation on WN, I got to meet Michael "Muppet" Laurance - way cool dude! We met at Truetone music in Santa Monica, CA and tried out guitars, a couple of amps and I tried out a Wampler Faux Analog Delay of which I ended up buying. Later we went over to McCabes (also in Santa Monica) where we checked out more guitars. Myself, I messed around with a couple of Taylors and an Eastman. Before I left the store, I bought a Mandolin strap.