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Guitar World

Glass Onion

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without Tolinski's face on the editor page it just feels weird.

That is all
 

ELmiguel

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I miss Guitar Player magazine before Michael Molenda became editor and turned it into "a buy an ad space in our mag and we'll give you're product a rave review". And mainly interviews artists he likes and/or are friends of his.
 

Glass Onion

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It does and they all do feel much more like a shill mag than they used too.

Or maybe not. I wanted 90% of what I used to see in those mags now maybe I am older and know better but very little of it seems like I gotta have it.

Maybe I outgrew the chase of items but the delivery seems much less palatable these days.
 

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I miss Guitar Player magazine before Michael Molenda became editor and turned it into "a buy an ad space in our mag and we'll give you're product a rave review". And mainly interviews artists he likes and/or are friends of his.
People were making that claim for decades before Molenda came on board.

I never heard from someone who used to work there who said "Oh yeah, the line between editorial and sales was regularly breached".

And the old GP crew (the Mulhern/Obrecht/Forte/etc. years) were also pretty chummy with many of their interviews. I don't see that as a problem of itself.
 

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Jeff Kitts.

He seems like a good enough guy. Taste is favorite solos is pretty good. I hope he is the best ever just feels funny with Brad not being THE GUY.
 

Glass Onion

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I am not in any way against good change and Kitts may be awesome just a long standing thing being replaced makes for a strange new mag day.

Oh well most folks don't even look at that page of a magazine. I just like the format better than an Internet thing and feel a cozy warmth when things are on paper. I am just an old 40 year old.
 

thecornman

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I have not bought Guitar world for years! Don't really understand why it costs so much either when I can buy Premier Guitar for a few bucks less and get a better magazine.
 

Glass Onion

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I have been letting all my subscriptions lapse. Just not worth the time to read these days. I would rather read biographies or play guitar.
 

Glass Onion

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I have been letting all my subscriptions lapse. Just not worth the time to read these days. I would rather read biographies or play guitar.
 

shane8

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i rarely even flip thru a guitar mag @ the newsagents these days

they seem to cover the same thing over & over & i could care less how player X gets his epik toanz on a rig i'm never gonna buy

disclaimer - i'm a grumpy old fart
 

micycle

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And I long for the old days of Guitar for the Practicing Musician. I loved that mag.
GFTPM was literally 'The Gear Page' for me from '85-'90.
Likewise - I still have most of my issues and thumb through them from time to time, what a great magazine!

I recently subscribed to Premier Guitar & Guitar World, what a snoozefest. Good bathroom reading and that's about it. I'd rather read about players than new gear.
 




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