Is pedal-drama overtaking TGP?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by MrMoose, Feb 19, 2019.

Is pedal-drama overtaking TGP these days?

  1. It probably is, yeah

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  2. Are you kidding?!?! I live for this sh*t

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  1. MrMoose

    MrMoose Member

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    There sure seems to be a lot of drama surrounding guitar pedals on TGP these days, and it feels like everyday there’s a new trending thread where the TGP community is going wild about some scandalous event.

    What do you think - has TGP always been like this, or are things changing?

    P.S. “Shut up ’n play yer guitar”! :munch
     
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  2. BearBryan

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    “Is there too much pedal drama?”, he asks, while popping popcorn and sitting back in a move to start more pedal drama.
     
  3. nnnnnn

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    My profile page says I joined two and a half years ago, and I haven't noticed any significant change in tone in that time. (Here or playing my guitar.)
     
  4. jnepo1

    jnepo1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Drama has been around for many years now. Come on.
     
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    Used to be gear talk, now it's who's suing who, who is copying who, or who can sound the most intelligent.
     
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    frankencat Guitarded Gold Supporting Member

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    TheoDog Silver Supporting Member

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    The drama is why there is a TGP.
     
  8. drysideshooter

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    Even with some drama here and there, I find TGP to be a valuable resource for info on pedals, and many other things. Some pedals work much differently with different amps, and there are enough folks here that you have a good chance of finding something that has tried the same combo you are thinking of. Some folks don't interact well with others, some just like stirring a pot and watching, and some are just really passionate in their opinions. It can create some drama, but there are pearls of wisdom in there too, so it's worth it.
     
  9. Radar

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    No! There isn't any drama! :argue :fisticuffs
     
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  10. C-4

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    I use a Tim and an Id pedal for my dirt.
    Last year, I bought the Line 6 HX FX and am totally happy with what I have chosen. (I know that is not a good answer, when pedal-mania appears to be happening, and advancing, but there ya go. :)
    ymmv
     
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  11. monty

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    Same with any forum. Most folks just seem to get drawn into it.
     
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  12. SpaceCat

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    I don't mind the topics. They're usually at least relevant and sometimes interesting and it's just nice being aware of what's going on. It's the formulaic drama in the thread that follows that gets tiresome after being on guitar forums for years and years. Gone are the days when I would actually read through 20+ page threads. If you read one mega guitar drama thread, you've read them all.
     
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  13. PurpleJesus

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    Lol. I see no additional drama vs. normal.

    You want to see some drama go and checkout those old Vertex or Freakish Blues threads.....that was drama. This is Tuesday.
     
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  14. MmcGrouty

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    It’s been all downhill since the Vertex Wah. That was epic.
     
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    Klon, Klon(e)... klones!!! :fisticuffs
     
  16. Flying_Milkman

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    I scroll past threads I don't want to read and read the ones I do. Sometimes the dramas fun - but when it's not it's easy to click out. I assumed this was how forums operate?
     
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  18. SmartAlex

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    I am trying to stop buying pedals and feed the frenzy of “something new that I’m terribly missing”. And, yes, the drama level is epic and I’m tired of it.
     
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  19. SRQGuitar

    SRQGuitar Director of the 2019 Like Farming Initiative Gold Supporting Member

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    No. No it isn't. Perhaps you don't understand the phrase "taking over"
     
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  20. StormJH1

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    Yeah, largely agree. We don't need another thousand threads about the morality of Chinese pedal clones, but for the most part, the topics are very timely to the industry even if they're a bit "inside baseball" for the average consumer. There's entire subcategories on this forum I've never even clicked on, so it doesn't hurt me at all that other people are into topics I'm not interested in. I'd rather there was a place where "too much" discussion was happening on a topic (and I can come and go as I please), versus no such discussion at all.

    Also, as I've said before, TGP (and some of the other niche forums) are really the only resource for consumer reviews of gear. Any major music publication or website has obvious financial incentives not to trash potential sources of ad revenue. I like a lot of the YouTube demo/review channels, but again, those are frequently people either hired by the gear companies or provided free "demo" copies of pedals to borrow or own. Some channels are more upfront about that than others, and you can still gleam useful information about the product and the audio demos, but it's not a true "review".

    The (relative) anonymity of message boards leads people to act crappy to one another sometimes, but it also leads people to be more honest about making a bad purchase, or admitting there were things disappointing to them about the product they just spent a bunch of money on. That's valuable information - even if anecdotal - for prospective buyers.
     
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