Basics of Internet Gear Forums

Imagine a world where people talked about things that you were interested in. A meeting place where people were proud of dissecting the very thing you love into the smallest parts, dissecting, rearranging, and debating the subject long after our real-life friends’ and significant others’ eyes have glazed over. Yes, this is your place. I…

Cage Match: Buying New vs. Buying Used

You know the deal. You can afford to buy that awesome piece of gear brand new, but you scour the interwebs looking for The Deal. The Deal might as well be unobtainium, especially after checking out Ebay, Craigslist, Reverb.com, and the big chains’ used inventory. We have all heard of that 60’s Fender under Grandfather’s bed that has been there for 50 years, but few have ever seen it. Rarer still is the little ol’ lady that ‘just wants it gone’ and will sell it to you for what the receipt in the case says (from 1964). This article will explain some pros and cons of buying new and buying used, and when you might consider one over the other.

10 Signs You May Be Addicted To Guitar Modding

As everyone knows, the first step is admitting you have a problem. But guitar modding addiction is, as yet, unrecognised by the medical and psychiatric fields. If you think you might need help, examine our list of symptoms to help you make your diagnosis.

What Makes The Hybrid Tick?

I’m a member of the Seymour Duncan User Group Forums; many great ideas originated from the user forum such as the Custom 5, the idea of swapping magnets and the popularization of making ‘hybrids.’ The 59/Custom Hybrid humbucker is even a ‘forum invention’ by itself! So what exactly is a hybrid and what sets it apart from…

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