Is TGP the most active online guitar forum/community?

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  1. flatiron.putt.putt

    flatiron.putt.putt Member

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    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?
     
  2. Jazzandmore

    Jazzandmore Gold Supporting Member

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    I wonder what the “robots” learn from TGP. More importantly, do they get GAS?
     
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    Other Forums..
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    ...................................... TGP^^
     
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  4. tribalfusion

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    Yes it is. The only competition could come from aggregating Reddit or Facebook.
     
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  5. EtaCarinae

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    Sevenstring.org has a pretty big membership base as well. The corks tend to go unsniffed there.
     
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    They also tend to have much funnier avatars.

    I go there for my Ibanez content.
     
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    This would have made a great poll.
    I voted YES!
     
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    Pedal Dan The Island of Misfit Pedals

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    I got booted from ILF after one night.

    But I lurked for about 6 months after signing up... threads would go for days without a response.

    They did me a favor.
     
  10. Mudder

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    Harmony Central used to be huge, but I don't know about now.
     
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    Pedal Dan The Island of Misfit Pedals

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    It’s a graveyard.
     
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  12. Melodic Dreamer

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    Probably. I do miss HRI though.
     
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    I would say yes, probably, maybe.
     
  14. flatiron.putt.putt

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    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?
     
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    Pedal Dan The Island of Misfit Pedals

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    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.
     
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    M138 100% Fenriz Approved

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    In terms of frequency of posts, across all sub-forums, I would wager TGP tops any other forum of its ilk.
     
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    scelerat Silver Supporting Member

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    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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