Hi, I'm new around here but glad to see an active guitar forum. Years ago I was somewhat active on the guitar player magazine's forums, but I don't even know if they exist anymore. I've been playing guitar and/or bass guitar since 1980. I found Pebber Brown's videos and eventually found this place. One of his videos came up in the right side column when I was looking at ... I think it was Strymon Deco videos. I was hooked instantly because I have always fingerpicked, paying very little attention to how to properly use a pick. I would use a pick to just whack the strings as hard as I can, otherwise I'd just use my fingers. But recently I decided I should more properly address using a pick, and his videos and the community he's built looks like just what the doctor ordered.