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Old 04-02-2011, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What musicians' magazines do you read?

Just wondering how many of you regularly (or even occasionally) read magazines aimed at musicians, for any instrument.

And which ones do you read? What's the best things about them?

I read in no particular order:

Bass Player- possibly one of the most well-known of the bass magazines, certainly one of the most common. It has some very good tabs, interviews and lessons.

Bass Guitar Magazine- the Brit version of BP magazine. Better than BP in some respects for the fact there's loads more of gear reviews and techy stuff, as well as some more theory-based lessons.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i READ ROLLING STONE BUT I SHOULDNT, ITS TRULY GARBAGE.

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I just bought a one foot high pile of Jazz magazines. Not sure what it is yet. But they were about 7 bucks alltogether on a yardsale. So I decided I'd just take them with me.
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I just bought a one foot high pile of Jazz magazines. Not sure what it is yet. But they were about 7 bucks alltogether on a yardsale. So I decided I'd just take them with me.
Are they super pretentious?
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When I go to the grocery store, I sometimes leaf through various electric guitar magazines. I think it is funny to see how people like to get all these personalized-looking electric guitars, which seem a bit silly to me...even as I think some of them look pretty cool!

I also like to look at their gear...all the pedals and various stuff people buy. Since I just have an electric guitar and a small speaker, I wonder sometimes what it would be like to have more stuff to alter the sound.
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It's like photography... It's the person behind the camera that makes the picture, not the camera .

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Are they super pretentious?
Hmmm, I'd say 'so far so good', but I haven't read that much yet.
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i usually read Guitar World - i have a link to them on facebook as well

it's just that the tabs are very accurate and they focus more on classic rock and metal than Guitar Player, which is mostly jazz and blues and have no tab, although some of their instructional columnists were good, especially Robert Fripp
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Just wondering how many of you regularly (or even occasionally) read magazines aimed at musicians, for any instrument.

And which ones do you read? What's the best things about them?

I read in no particular order:

Bass Player- possibly one of the most well-known of the bass magazines, certainly one of the most common. It has some very good tabs, interviews and lessons.

Bass Guitar Magazine- the Brit version of BP magazine. Better than BP in some respects for the fact there's loads more of gear reviews and techy stuff, as well as some more theory-based lessons.
Same as above plus BASS MUSICIANS MAGAZINE
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I also like to look at their gear...all the pedals and various stuff people buy. Since I just have an electric guitar and a small speaker, I wonder sometimes what it would be like to have more stuff to alter the sound.
Its really fun. I have a wah pedal, 4 distortion/overdrives, a delay, a combo flanger/chorus, phaser and a tremolo. Its uber unnecessary but I love experimenting. Its also awesome when you try to play songs from bands like Radiohead, the Police or even simple things like the Rooster from Alice in Chains , it adds a small part but makes it fun!

I usually check out the gear articles and feature articles in Guitar Player
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Its really fun. I have a wah pedal, 4 distortion/overdrives, a delay, a combo flanger/chorus, phaser and a tremolo. Its uber unnecessary but I love experimenting. Its also awesome when you try to play songs from bands like Radiohead, the Police or even simple things like the Rooster from Alice in Chains , it adds a small part but makes it fun!

I usually check out the gear articles and feature articles in Guitar Player
That does sound like fun! Thanks for answering my question.
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