My name's Jay. I'm 45 and live on a small island in Lake Erie year round (pop ~120). I have a bachelors of arts in sociology with a minor in music from Ohio University (Athens!!!), followed the Grateful Dead for more years than I should have (44 shows, many more lots, and couple years of east coast summer and fall tours, few spring shows sprinkled in). I am the caretaker for my elderly parents, get disability for a TBI work part time from home online processing business payrolls, clean rentals for a realtor friend I grew up with here in the season. This coming winter I'm going to be taking classes online from Cleveland State toward my chemical dependency counseling certificate. Own about 15 guitars, mostly Stratocasters (1 real '76 hardtail natural, the others either partscasters or future projects, including an Epi copy), a couple tele copies, a Jackson copy, Gibson-Epiphone PR7ERS solid TB&S bird's eye maple AE, Yamaha classical (Nippon Gaki), 1970 Yamaha FG 420-12 12 string (soon to be replaced by a more modern Yamaha), 3 basses, a ~1970 Rivoli (MIJ EA 260 with La Bella tapewounds), a jazz partsbass (Guitar Fetish royal pawlonia red burst body, Mighty Mite neck, 3 ply white MIA Fender PG, Fender and misc. hardware, 18V Bartolini system, concentric knobs so I could get the 4 knobs required by the Bartolini system without figuring out where to mount the extra pot, DR Lo Beams), Squier Affinity Baltic blue precision (RW fretboard, 3 ply red tortoise MIA PG, RW thumb rest, Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder pup, La Bella tapewounds). Since I live on Lake Erie I love everything about the lake (fish every chance I get, and have caught every species of fish in this end of the lake except sturgeon and steelhead, swim, throw sticks for my various labs over the years, used to have a 1957 Lyman runabout, and used to hunt waterfowl). I'm a member of Kelleys Island Audubon, Kelleys Island historical society (family goes back to 1874 here), and was a member of Cleveland MENSA when I lived there. Worked in the craft brewing industry for many years. Started home brewing in 1995. Worked in the winery here (started as a bartender and cellar worker, progressed to general manager), then moved to Cleveland where I worked for a small brew on premise (#1 in the country) and then Great Lakes Brewing Company were I bartended, did beer tastings, beer school and gave brewery tours. Really enjoyed craft beer, and brought my work home with me. Too much. Friend of Bill W. since October 2008. Some of you may recognize my username from strattalk, TDPRI, talkbass, acousticguitarforum, reranch and talkguitar (when it's up).