so ive been playing for many years, but i took several years off. i wanted to get back into it (my old guitars were either stolen, ruined, or sold), so i bought a 1998 RG7621 and a 2017 RG7421. i love them both. im more into shredding and riffing - djent isnt for me. i listen to old school megadeth, 50s rock n roll, madonna, and everything in between. i can hear something anywhere and think "that would sound really good if i played it like this" and ill try it. i really wish i could write songs and lyrics the way i can easily play music.