• The Gear Page Apparel & Merch Shop is Open!

    Based on member demand, The Gear Page is pleased to announce that our Apparel Merch Shop is now open. The shop’s link is in the blue Navigation bar (on the right side), “Shop,” with t-shirts, hats, neck buffs, and stickers to start. Here’s the direct link: www.thegearpageshop.com

    You’ll find exclusive high-quality apparel and merchandise; all items are ethical, sustainably produced, and we will be continuously sourcing and adding new choices. 

    We can ship internationally. All shipping is at cost.

NGD-an Epi surprise!


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I hear a knock on my door around noon, and it's a neighbor's daughter's boyfriend (I know NONE of their names!). We always say a quick "hello" when passing outside, but that's it. However, he's standing with a gig bag and says, "I was going to throw this out but thought first maybe you'd want it" and hands me the bag. I open it to find an almost-mint Epiphone Dot. I thank him, close the door, spend about an hour tweaking it and changing strings, and with my lowest-priced guitar about $1k more than this, I have to admit that it's a decent instrument! The neck is substantial and easy to adjust, the frets are well seated, the pickups sound quite nice, and the whole thing imparts a good flavor of a real Gibson 335 (which I've owned). I played it through an At Mars Specialist head (so cool!) into my Zinky 2x12 cab and readily came up with robust vintage tones. So today I got a freebie that I will keep and use for a little practice in my office, and here's to good (though nameless!) neighbors!


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