I've got a long history of the good acoustic guitar stuff, and a little bit of electric on the side, but I've started hanging out with the wrong crowd. There's a group of grad students (plus recently graduated me) that want to get together and play, and they're decidedly ska-punkish.
Technically it's no problem at all, but I'm having a hard time getting a nice crunchy, punky tone. I've got a Washburn Chicago-series electric guitar and a DigiTech RP-300A modeling effects pedal. I don't think the hands are a problem, but the crunch just won't happen.
Any hints? Other resources? Hmm, I'm in Austin -- maybe I should find somebody giving lessons? (I can just see that: "Hi, I'm used to playing Bach -- so now how do I play punk?")