I love gearpage appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Cary Chilton, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. Cary Chilton

    Cary Chilton Senior Member

    Aug 8, 2005
    Man, are we all lucky to be in the beginning of this new information shariing age, possibly the verge of a new customs, etiquette and thinking. I really feel that when I am on line I am able to go to the USA in a second (due to fast response from a forum member regarding a topic of interest) or to Australia, France or where-ever. Thanks to Gearpage, and Ebay and any on line store, I can buy items that I can't find locally. Essentially, the global marketplace has flattened making it easier for the consumer, me, to buy things I want at a great price. As the average person's buyer confidence increases, the demand rises, increased competition, means less skimming ppl on artificially high shipping, packaging and or other rip-off schemes. Thanks to gearpage, I can electronically exchange the likes of PaulC, Bjorn from BJF, Henderson, Degenaro to name a couple, and learn a lot about something that interested me but I knew little about, 1 year ago! Fast learning, consumer trends and awareness, and other nuggets of truth from forum members can literally help novices learn what they can't get from the local musicstore rep. It truly is a privilege, that we are enjoying the benefits all the optic fibre that was laid out based on the false promise to the stock market that the optic fibre stocks couldn't lose (as I remember reading about it, hope that is somewhat accurate). Information sharing in this new millenium is truly a great opportunity to help start trusting the world and enjoying sharing our ideas and experiences. This phenomena is no different than the opportunity that we all have at university -sharining ideas with other after classes, for the sake of intellectual stimulation and self betterment. I hope that more and more under developed countries will have connectivity in the near future. While most Canadian/ American/ English are mainly using the internet for porn, games and other entertainment, other countries like India have been taking the world by storm, effectively taking a large chunk of accounting, engineering, computer engineering, IT and other computer tranferable information, within a click away to it's customer abroad, wow! At least, North America's opportunity is still great, because of the numbers of users, esp. if most start self redirecting the activities to be more entrepreneurial and productive. Anway, my point is that I believe FORUMS such as gearpage, who tend to have more serious, mature, sincerely interested folk are the beginnings to a broader change on the "net." Experts sharing ideas, developing products or plans irrespective of borders and the mother tongues. I can't remember a product name, but I think Linux was improved on in this way. Anyway, good to keep sharing information with you folks!
  2. delay_monster

    delay_monster Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    No amens yet, huh?! I'll second the Gear Page appreciation. Like everyone else around here, I've learned a ton... it's an education to read through most of these posts. And, of course, we've all spent a little more money on gear since we've been here... No complaints, though. Amen from me.
  3. esoteric pete

    esoteric pete Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2005
    east coast
    +1? try +1,000,000!

    this place has no only turned me into a raving tone freak, but ive learned so much that i dont even have anyone around me locally that i can talk to about the gear i like...well, it was like that before too, but even more so now!

    alot of really geat cats on here too, both players, and humans. ive made some cool friends, and done some great, seamless deals/trades that made me smile in a big way because it makes me feel that there still are some honest people in this world!

    not to mention how much i enjoy clips from people like tomo, Harryj, Ed D, scottl, Matte, the list goes on...theres so many!

    this place is great, strait up!
  4. scottywompas

    scottywompas Member

    Feb 9, 2006
    Sunny California
    I'll give a thumbs up to this place. I would have chimed in sooner but I was so busy over at HC that I forgot. ( I'm kidding, I've never even lurked at HC)

    Anyways. Alec Lee and my old friend Gregory Decker turned me on to this place in January when I saw them at NAMM. I couldn't believe I had never found my way to this place before.

  5. TheGrooveking

    TheGrooveking Member

    Aug 12, 2004
    An Alternate Reality in a Parallel Universe...
    I have to chime in here, I too agree that thegearpage is a kilelr website, I have learned about a lot of great gear, which gear to avoid and even made a few friends. It's an outstanding resource, I can only imagine how much gear I would have now if I had something like this in the 70's or 80's!

  6. forestryguy

    forestryguy Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    East Texas
    I love the flow of info, the inspiring soundclips, the generally great group of people; but hanging out here has costs me several thousand dollars!:jo
  7. markom89

    markom89 Senior Member

    Jun 7, 2006
    I hate to be a party pooper, but, umm...you spelled gear wrong...(its not grear)...just saying...I thought someone else would have noticed by now... yea, its a wicked site. Beats HC by alot.
  8. mkl13

    mkl13 Silver Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2004
    I really enjoy the site as well and have learned alot! I also feel that I am among my peer group (age and experience wise) more so than alot of other guitar forums. THanks TGP!
  9. Frethog

    Frethog Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Portland, Or USA
    Ya, it's made me question the gear I had and turned me into a bit of a gear-head (grear-head?). Lotsa fun although once you get started...:drool

    Now I want new pickups and tubes and a clearsonic panel and an Eternity and an OCD and...well, you get the picture :RoCkIn

    Oh yeah, if they took the p0rn filters off the computers in India, they would be in the same boat as the rest of us :messedup

    Just sayin'...
  10. Phil M

    Phil M Member

    Apr 25, 2002
    Rochester, NY
    Been here too long, I'm jaded and bitter. I don't appreciate all this access to (mostly) good information which has caused me to buy too many things. The value of two of my guitars far exceeds the value of my car. Don't start me on pedals and amps. Then again, the car still drives, so why am I complaining...
  11. Gordon_Gecko

    Gordon_Gecko Member

    Dec 25, 2005
    This place has cost me more money.... :crazyguy
  12. cbpickin

    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2006
    Central Coast, CA
    Yup. The only site I visit anymore to learn about and discuss grear.:D
  13. ausguitarman

    ausguitarman Member

    Nov 12, 2005
    Effects Central Sydney
    Yep but ain't it grand. Should be called the GAS Page.

    The amount of information shared here is truely amazing.

    Think I spend more time here than playing:RoCkIn
  14. Moe45673

    Moe45673 Member

    Jul 5, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    After the first, really long TGP blackout, I was like a lamb without a mother. When TGP got back in order, it was truly like comin home.

    And we can't forget about our beloved fatback and his awesome clips!
  15. LavaMan

    LavaMan Member

    Mar 8, 2005
    Owasso, OK
    I fully support this thread and the gearpage! GREAT PLACE TO HANG OUT!
  16. Deaj

    Deaj Silver Supporting Member

    May 20, 2004
    Kingston, WA
    My felling as well. I'm into my gear for less than it's current resale value and almost everything else that has come and gone since joining this forum I broke even on (occasionally paying shipping only to demo an item). My current rig wasn't cheap but I get from it what I want - incredibly musical tone and expressiveness, easy to transport, very reliable, and easy to service. I definitely would have done alot worse for more money on my own.

    Thank you TGP community! :dude :AOK
  17. waxnsteel

    waxnsteel Member

    May 14, 2005
  18. Fuzzdawg

    Fuzzdawg Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    after the superbowl, i was bored. football was over, and i had no passtime, all of a sudden. i asked my wife: what should my passtime be? i gave her options: watch TV, play online video games, guitar gear, etc. she said guitar gear (although i think she meant guitar playing). within a few weeks i had stumbled upon TGP.

    at the time, my rig was: strat with fralins > OCD > Sparkledrive (as boost) > Line 6 Echopark > 1965 Fender Princeton Amp.

    since then (around februrary), i have had my OCD modded with the 500k pot, sold my sparkledrive, and with the cash bought a BYOC triboost. i also now have a BYOC screamer, Tremolo, and chorus. i also have learned how to be creative with enclosure boxes and wiring and created a "pre-post" box, which i use to find the best effect order.

    i also received in the mail a BYOC delay and Slow Gear.

    i also began building pedals for resale, and am typing this while paint dries on my five Phase Royales, that are going to be sold to customers internationally.

    oh yeah, and i'm on the list for a timmy.

    only two month til football...

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