I was brought here by Chris, whom I know from another forum. I started playing guitar back in 97, but was never serious about getting good. I became one of those guys that ended up saying "yeah I've played for 10 years" but you wouldn't know it if I played.
I had to sell my guitar back in 2008 for moving expenses and I haven't played since. A friend just up and gave me a guitar he doesn't need anymore (Gibson Baldwin) and I picked up a Roland Cube 20XL to go with it. Right now I have the bug again, and I'm slowly getting back into it. Right now I've just been playing the songs I can remember (some Iced Earth, Slayer, Helloween, etc.) but I just picked up a book on scales because I am terrible on understanding the fretboard and where to find notes when improvising.
Anyway, good place here and nice meeting you guys.
Welcome aboard man!