• Supporting Membership Changes

    The Supporting Memberships are currently being updated moving forward.

    In order to coordinate giveaway drawings to the Supporting Members there will be a new alignment in the naming of the tiers. (Note: Non-Supporting (Basic) and Monthly Supporting Members can get into the drawings by mailing a postcard. Details on that will follow with a giveaway starting soon).

    The pricing for each Supporting Membership level remains the same though the naming of them will change. The privileges remain the same as current but with the new name. If you are a current Supporting Member, you will be upgraded automatically for the existing term of your Supporting Membership. We are introducing a new tier with new perks.

    Table here

    Supporting Membership Guide

    • Monthly Supporting Members will remain Supporting Members
    • Current annual Supporting Members will now be Silver Supporting Members. Perks and permissions remain the same
    • Current Silver Supporting Members will now be Gold Supporting Members
    • Current Gold Supporting Members will now be Platinum Supporting Members
    • A new level will be created - Double Platinum Supporting Members

    All memberships will now have the option to remain as non-recurring memberships or choose reccuring memberships moving forward. *Note: current memberships will NOT be changed to recurring memberships.

Is TGP the most active online guitar forum/community?

Think we have more active members than MyLesPaul, certainly rigtalk, strat-talk, tdpri....

grailtone had 300 members online at once.... six years ago.

Who else is in the running?

Pedal Dan

The Island of Misfit Pedals
oh, can't forget ultimate-guitar...

What happened to HC? did they get bought out by some corp or did they go down the drain all of their own accord?
A lot of people say it was the software...
Too slow.

But to me, it just seemed like a bunch of 7th graders questioning each other’s sexuality.

It just became boring.


100% Fenriz Approved
In terms of frequency of posts, across all sub-forums, I would wager TGP tops any other forum of its ilk.


Silver Supporting Member
What happened to HC? did they get bought out by some corp or did they go down the drain all of their own accord?
They're owned by Gibson (yes, that Gibson) of all things.

A long time ago (I'm talking > 15 years ago) Harmony Central had a super strong forum and vast database of user reviews. The quality of any particular review was spotty at best, but as a whole it represented a vast compendium of information on guitar gear, especially guitars and amplifiers.

Musicians Friend bought it in 2005. They killed the user reviews and changed the forum software almost immediately. Some time later they brought back the reviews in a much less useful format. It's been so long that I forget all the details, but I remember being singularly agog at how badly they understood HC as it had existed and how royally they screwed that golden pooch.
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