Been here before....stuck in a rut, a deep one, with my electric guitar chops. I'm beginning to wonder if a lot of it has to do with my equipment. My guitar is good and I like it a lot, but I don't think it's set up properly at all. My amp is great, but it is very limited as far as tonal possibilites. As far as actual playing goes, I know lots of riffs and stuff, a few solos here and there, but I want to be able to make up some of my own stuff, or at least be able to improvise on songs. I know most of the scales that are used for soloing and how to move them around, etc, but I'm still dumbfounded as to how one goes about composing (or improvsing) a "solo" based on these scales. What to do?