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Who's idea was it first?
January 8, 2013
11:05 pm
The Tone King
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I find it funny that after my 30 Pedals in 30 Days - Guitar Player comes out with a '60 Pedal' magazine. Not sayin' they took the idea - but I wonder if my content crossed an editor's mind?  I'm not sayin' .. I'm just sayin' :-)

January 8, 2013
11:09 pm
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Oh - and to add ... not to knock anyone or anything - but the biggest challenge I have with 'text' in general ... is 'how can a player feel it and hear it'?  Maybe this is why magazines are loosing footing to the internet and YouTube?  I actually read the descriptions from the 60 Pedals magazine - and can honestly say that none of the descriptions would give me any sort of real idea how the pedal performs or would look / feel / act.  Heck - I guess with YouTube- it makes magazines look like the Flintstone era!  But - when your lively hood is to sell magazines - there's the dilema.  That's where I give Premier Guitar credit - b/c they have their magazine - but they do a ton of online stuff which doesn't only make up for the text - it compliments it!  Or - Guitar World - most of their text reviews are supported by video reviews.  Unless I missed it - I simply didn't see it for the Guitar Player issue. (This was more of a rant, wasn't it?  Sorry ... didn't mean for it to be).

 

What do you all think?

January 9, 2013
7:01 am
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I agree, but it never crossed my mind in that way.  We do this for the music, and music is in the ear. How many people have bought something because it looked cool, like a guitar, then changed the pickups because they didn't like the sound?   A lot of us grew up in the 70's or 80's (I was born Feb. 73) and if you wanted any info on bands, gear, anything, you bought magazines.  Then took the awesome inserts, and fold out posters and hung them on your wall.  :)  With so many people using youtube to check out gear before they buy it.  Big magazine companies are crazy not to do videos of some sort themselves.

R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman 1964-2013

January 9, 2013
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I agree, but it never crossed my mind in that way.  We do this for the music, and music is in the ear. How many people have bought something because it looked cool, like a guitar, then changed the pickups because they didn't like the sound?   A lot of us grew up in the 70's or 80's (I was born Feb. 73) and if you wanted any info on bands, gear, anything, you bought magazines.  Then took the awesome inserts, and fold out posters and hung them on your wall.  :)  With so many people using youtube to check out gear before they buy it.  Big magazine companies are crazy not to do videos of some sort themselves.

R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman 1964-2013

January 9, 2013
8:04 am
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WOW - I was born Feb 73 also.  Feb 2nd to be exact!

Regarding magazines - in thinking, even back then, it had to add value.  Like you said - posters, inserts, ~and~ (drum roll) ... tablature!  Remember Guitar for the Practicing Musician.  I still have several years of those magazines tucked away in a milk carton somewhere in my garage.  Jees - I spent so much time learning those songs!  Today - you go to Google, type in what ever song you like followed by Guitar Tab - and poof, you're there.  The magazine landscape has changed.  It's all about remaining relevant!

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