Would you buy a magazine version of SevenString.org

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  1. BILLpunkrockXD

    BILLpunkrockXD SS.org Regular

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    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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    The Reverend GHETTO KING OF SWAG

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    I don't mean to be rude, but...isn't that Guitar World?
     
  3. MABGuitar

    MABGuitar What's a guitar?

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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?
     
  4. USMarine75

    USMarine75 Doc McStuffins Contributor

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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...

    :bath::wub:

    And yes... Randy, you're issue is going in mylar right next to Kate Upton...
     
  5. m3l-mrq3z

    m3l-mrq3z Banned

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    lol no tl wr
     
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    guy in latvia SS.org Regular

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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.
     
  7. Don Vito

    Don Vito SS.org Regular

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    Yes,yes, and yes

    It should have at least 20 pages of coupons.
     
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    bandinaboy SS.org Unsui

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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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    Goatchrist Jebus

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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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    Don Vito SS.org Regular

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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.
     
  11. Triple-J

    Triple-J the Experimetalist

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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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    sure why not,gotta be better than what out there now,I miss that old mag guitarschool.
     
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    Cabinet :O

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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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    I don't read any magazines, so no. Why would I not just jump on the forum?
     
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    Good point. News seems to travel faster on here than most magazines.
     
  16. Zombie13

    Zombie13 Guitartist

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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!
     
  17. ShadowFactoryX

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    simply put: it probly wouldnt work
     
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    Every issue should have Misha testing guitars and Ola testing amps. :rofl:

    (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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    Ralyks The One Who Knocks Contributor

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    I think it would work in as like an online magazine or something.
     
  20. iRaiseTheDead

    iRaiseTheDead Ashes Of Rebirth

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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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