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Old 03-15-2012, 07:22 AM   #1
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Would you buy a magazine version of SevenString.org

I'm working on a GCSE media AO and i have to propose an idea for a magazine. I have seen that there is a massive amount of people who are on SevenString.org, and i think that a magazine, based on the website, with gear and music reviews, interviews, tab music etc would sell really well. So, Would you buy it?

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Old 03-15-2012, 07:26 AM   #2
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I don't mean to be rude, but...isn't that Guitar World?

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Old 03-15-2012, 07:28 AM   #3
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Nah, I'd only read the 2 pages that usually interests me in a magazine and then leave the store... Obviously I'm kidding, but yeah like the guy above me said, there's guitar world and a lot of other magazines already out there. Then again I guess it depends on were you live no?
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:36 AM   #4
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I won't read it unless it has a large fold out naked pic of the Mod-of-the-week in the center...

And yes... Randy, you're issue is going in mylar right next to Kate Upton...

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Old 03-15-2012, 07:41 AM   #5
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lol no tl wr
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:47 AM   #6
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I don't think the magazine idea would work at all! Simply because this is a forum, a community, where people actively participate in creating content, while a magazine is just static information. Here people ask questions (even tho often redundant and pointless), its still an interaction, a magazine is just one way communication. Plus sevenstring is free, you would have to pay for a magazine, I seriously doubt people would pay for the content of an online forum...

TL DR: No trolling in a magazine.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:48 AM   #7
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Yes,yes, and yes

It should have at least 20 pages of coupons.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:51 AM   #8
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well if there was a magazine written by some of the veterans here, yeah i'd read it. I.e. theory column by schecterwhore, maxofmetal would his own column etc. etc.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:55 AM   #9
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Well, if the price would be ok(here in Switzerland some magazines are ridiculously over priced), then I would read it for sure!

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Old 03-15-2012, 07:59 AM   #10
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A magazine dedicated to 7/8/9 string guitars/basses/other ERG instruments isn't the worst idea.

Magazines like Guitar World rarely talk about them. It just seems far fetched.

Then again, I've seen some pretty silly magazines out there.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:16 AM   #11
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I'm not 100% sure I would but I do believe that there's definitely room for a new guitar magazine that focuses less on shallow Rolling Stone magazine style journalism and moronic articles like "The 50 greatest Jimmy Page solos ever!" or "The top 100 Metallica songs in the world!" and more on in depth questions about gear and technique instead.
I think the biggest problem with guitar magazines is that they tend to be stuck in the past and they continue to revel in nostalgia and devote covers with huge ten page articles to the same muscians again and again while a new generation of guitarists quietly passes them by so if there was a guitar magazine that avoided doing this I'd be all over it.

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Old 03-15-2012, 09:29 AM   #12
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sure why not,gotta be better than what out there now,I miss that old mag guitarschool.

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Old 03-15-2012, 09:36 AM   #13
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"This is the new Ibanez Prestige line coming out this year"
"We don't like any of the specs"
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:42 AM   #14
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I don't read any magazines, so no. Why would I not just jump on the forum?
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:44 AM   #15
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Good point. News seems to travel faster on here than most magazines.
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Would be nice if it had rig rundowns or special lessons from 7 string artists, but mostly everything else is answered or checked out on each sub-forum here, it's a neat idea though!
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:22 AM   #17
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simply put: it probly wouldnt work

I like my guitar tone like I like my women, perfect rounded bottom end, cut in the mid section, heavy on the top end, and super tight.

Omnium - Atmospheric/Trance/Ambient
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:31 AM   #18
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Every issue should have Misha testing guitars and Ola testing amps.

(I'm convinced they could make a Les Paul through a Dumble sound the same as a BRJ through a Fortin)

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Old 03-15-2012, 10:34 AM   #19
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I think it would work in as like an online magazine or something.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:35 AM   #20
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I'm sure you could easily get Alex(Whitechapel), Bulb/Misha(Periphery) and a few other touring artists that use this forum to help make it interesting.
I think it would be a pretty cool idea.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:37 AM   #21
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Eh... I don't see the uses for yet another magazine talking about the latest metalcore and djent bands.

Howveer, I would probably buy it since I"m a magazine addict and keep a shelf full of back issues of multiple mags at home. I tear through them for old articles and boredom often. Friends and musicians I record also like going through them.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:44 AM   #22
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Print media is a near-corpse on life support, no.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:51 AM   #23
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hell to the yes,if it did indeed cover e.r.g,7,8,9,and was not filled with ads,ie guitar player mag.,and if ss.org guys did contribute to said mag,and a fold out(centerfold style)of guitar of the month(i'm not kidding)and maybe guest writers(members here)and a live section(for us unsigned guys)who's playing where.

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We could even have a troll of the month club and a top ten silly questions column.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:08 AM   #25
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Buy? Nope. Free - sure send em in.

I can get ss.org just about anywhere I want on my phone, laptop, ipad, etc

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