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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:38 pm    Post subject: Guitar magazine recommendations. Reply with quote

I was wondering what a good guitar mag would be to subscribe to, I had a subscription to Guitar World but found it a little to more "metal" for my tastes.
So what do any of you guys recommend?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're really not worth subscribing to. I was subscribed to GuitarWorld for a year when I first started playing and stuff. I usually read what i want in about 5-10mins anyway, so it's cheaper to go to a book store for a few hours and read all the guitar magazines FOR FREE. Also, there's not much in the mags that you can't find online. PRINTDETH.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay thanks, now I just need to try to get into town more often.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I used to buy a couple of magazines. That stopped completely when I started on here.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

magazines suck, in general. im still a bit burned that UGO bought and destroyed electronic gaming monthly last month though. after 20 fuckin years!

magazines are only good for reading on the john. but really, it just makes you spend way too long in there, like way after the poop stops, youre still reading if you are into it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

william wrote:
magazines suck, in general. im still a bit burned that UGO bought and destroyed electronic gaming monthly last month though. after 20 fuckin years!

magazines are only good for reading on the john. but really, it just makes you spend way too long in there, like way after the poop stops, youre still reading if you are into it.

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I love how when anyone brings up periodicals on the internet it is shortly thereafter concluded that no ones reads that stuff anymore and the print medium is generally worthless. nevermind that everyone who frequents a web forum is obviously biased towards this medium.

I pick up both the Stranger and the Seattle Weekly every week. If I can find a copy, Arthur magazine is definitely my favorite music magazine (it is also free).

If you want to keep up on current events NewsWeek is awesome. it is basically a weekly condensed best of the Washington Post, my hometown newspaper (and one of the two best newspapers in the country if I do say so myself).

If you want to keep up on world events The Economist is effing brilliant. Absolutely packed with news and information about everything going in the world today.

If you want to keep up on arts and culture The New Yorker is outstanding. there is so much good stuff in there it's impossible to read it all before the next one comes out the following week.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Economist is good, but let's be honest, their gear reviews are a bit thin on the ground, are they not?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hahaha Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, so this is what I've got info wise.
Magazine= BOring and for bathroom reading only.
Internet= Better guitar resource.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mage wrote:
william wrote:
magazines suck, in general. im still a bit burned that UGO bought and destroyed electronic gaming monthly last month though. after 20 fuckin years!

magazines are only good for reading on the john. but really, it just makes you spend way too long in there, like way after the poop stops, youre still reading if you are into it.

Confused

I love how when anyone brings up periodicals on the internet it is shortly thereafter concluded that no ones reads that stuff anymore and the print medium is generally worthless. nevermind that everyone who frequents a web forum is obviously biased towards this medium.

I pick up both the Stranger and the Seattle Weekly every week. If I can find a copy, Arthur magazine is definitely my favorite music magazine (it is also free).

If you want to keep up on current events NewsWeek is awesome. it is basically a weekly condensed best of the Washington Post, my hometown newspaper (and one of the two best newspapers in the country if I do say so myself).

If you want to keep up on world events The Economist is effing brilliant. Absolutely packed with news and information about everything going in the world today.

If you want to keep up on arts and culture The New Yorker is outstanding. there is so much good stuff in there it's impossible to read it all before the next one comes out the following week.




if you like the economist and newsweek, you should really check out The Week
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

silly_rabbit_band wrote:
Yeah, so this is what I've got info wise.
Magazine= BOring and for bathroom reading only.
Internet= Better guitar resource.



not quite.
it's not internet > periodicals
you can get great periodicals, such as TapeOp It's free, and it's my favorite. subscribe at tapeop.com
it's a community like shortscale
but, if you just want some chords or tab, you can go to tabcrawler.com or whatever.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking about one of those acoustic guitar mags, that has alot of different lessons so I could widen my playing knowledge.
And I'm checking out tapeop right now.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

silly_rabbit_band wrote:
I was thinking about one of those acoustic guitar mags, that has alot of different lessons so I could widen my playing knowledge.
And I'm checking out tapeop right now.



tapeop won't have tab or lessons, but you'll learn alot, plus it has integrity
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoy learning about new things, so I'm sure it will be nice.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

did you subscribe?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gaybear wrote:
did you subscribe?

Yes I did, I just signed up and got all the e-mail activation stuff done.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool. you won't regret it. the first issue i read was like a 12 page photocopied thing, and now it's the real deal. the editor used to run Jackpot in Portland. lotsa OR props.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think I've ever seen a photocopied zine like an underground zine before, I've heard about them but never seen one. OR props are the best kind of props. And I haven't signed up for their boards.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yo tapeop is great... that reminds me, since I am in a semi-permanent location at the moment I think I will subscribe to it now. I had always just read other peoples copies.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aww shit, arthur magazine just went down. Crying or Very sad

Paste wrote:
Arthur magazine goes into hibernation
By Liz Stinson
on January 12, 2009 1:18 PM

The headstone is engraved for yet another publication. Arthur, an unapologetically independent magazine that embraced the good, the weird, the obscure and everything in between, has succumbed to financial pressures six years after its creation.
The bi-monthly mag, known for its reviews, interviews, essays, comics (and much more), has been experiencing financial trouble since 2007 when Jay Babcock, editor and publisher of Arthur, split from (ex-)partner Laris Kreslins and began running the magazine on his own. This past summer the magazine faced a likely death, but reader support in the form of $20,000 pulled it through. Stability didn't last long, though. According to a recent statement from Babcock, the magazine’s ink and paper future is arrested at present:

“It's too much work for one person to edit, publish and manage a national magazine, month after month, year after year,” he said. “If/when a publishing partner appears, and so on, Arthur will return to print. That could be in three days, three months or three years.”

Arthur will continue on in the Internet life with an upgraded and expanded site. Online versions of the magazine along with back issue will be available via ArthurMag.com.

last issue is online: http://www.arthurmag.com/issues/
and the blog which is bloody brilliant as well is still going here: http://www.arthurmag.com/magpie/
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