[Sticky] The New Meet and Greet Forum
Hello and welcome to Guitar Noise!
Paul Hackett (known on the forums as "Guitar Noise") should be making the first post here, but since I'm awake, I guess I'll step up and welcome you all.
This forum is to introduce yourself. And to let others welcome you to the Guitar Noise community.
I'm David Hodge ("dhodge" as you can see by my posting), "managing editor" of Guitar Noise. Also I write a number of the articles and lessons, put out the free newsletter (Guitar Noise News, which you can subscribe to on the home page), help moderate the forums and shamelessly promote my teachings and writings.
I live in western Massachusetts, in Berkshire County, in a very small town called South Egremont. My Internet service is a very slow dial up so doing things like downloading MP3s and such usually takes me days.
As far as the guitar is concerned, most of my history is already plastered all over the various lessons and guitar columns on this site. I've been playing since I was seventeen (my senior class was the one who discovered fire - in college we invented the wheel) and I play acoustic, electric, bass, banjo, mandolin, anything I can get my hands on. I play left handed, for what that's worth.
I sincerely hope that I can spend the rest of my life learning to become a better guitarist, musician and human being, but in reverse order.
Feel free to PM me anytime, or write me directly at:
And again, welcome to Guitar Noise. You'll find it the friendliest and most helpful community on the Internet. And that's not just concerning guitars - most of the folks here are the nicest people you can meet anywhere.
PS. We've brought the old "Meet and Greet" threads over from their original home at the "Guitar Noise Lessons" page. Feel free to renew acquaintances.