I don’t know exactly why I still post here...

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  1. bulb

    bulb SS.org Regular

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    ...I guess I have always had a soft spot for this place, and I still do, even though sometimes I need a break hahah

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    bulb SS.org Regular

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    (also it probably helps that at the end of the day, I’m still just a GASsy gear nerd)
     
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    eaeolian Pictures of guitars I don't even own anymore! Super Moderator

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    Surely you can't be serious? There's no gear nerds here!
     
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    downburst82 SS.org Regular

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    Its always nice when you pop in.
     
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    I've thought about this many times myself. If I added up all the hours I've spent on forums...well, that's a lot of hours. :lol:

    I guess what it boils down to is I don't have many friends that could engage in discussion with these types of topics, so I come here. If I did have friends who were into guitars and heavy music, I'd be having these discussions over drinks.
     
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    lurè Thy Art Is Mambo

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    I love when you drop by and make a portion of the site get a little salty
     
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    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire Contributor

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    It's wicked having guys like yourself still post here and share your experiences with the rest of us. The insights as well to endorsements, touring, #pedalphillia are awesome and I think everyone appreciates them even if they have different tastes.
     
  9. Curt

    Curt Where we're going we don't need neck pickups

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    In the same boat. until recently I hadn't been around since iike 2013. I always lurk during NAMM tho.
     
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    QuantumCybin Lost In Thought

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    I’ve tried to figure out what your profile pic says for years and I still can’t figure it out lol
     
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    MFB ExBendable

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    Hey Misha, you and Faith coming to the HHS 10 year reunion (boo class of '08)/how much do I have to pay to book Periphery for night and make everyone I went to school with hate me again?
     
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    It's okay to get memed every once in a while friendo:yesway:
     
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    I think it’s super cool you do. I also think it’s cool when you drop in and comment on stuff that isn’t specifically related to your endorsements, because then it looks like you’re more than just a sales guy. People like you and Keith Merrow, who got your start by posting on forums, are an inspiration to everyone that thinks to post a track online. Pre-Periphery Zyglrox was the single thing that broke me out of a 10 year slump of disinterest in guitar. I’d never heard anything like that before, and I’ve been inspired ever since.
    However, I’ve also been a critic of yours lately, because I have a very idealistic view of how musicians should be and act. It may be unrealistic, but I want us to all be transparent and honest, and put our art first. I hate opportunistic gear flippers and shills. Sometimes I’ve felt like you are only here to promote the next product. Which is totally fine, but if you also come here to contribute and hang out as well, then I think that goes a long way to making everyone feel like you’re not here just to sell. Not trying to be too blunt, but just some insight from a lowly forum dweller.
     
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    ZombieLloyd Not one 7 string

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    This is why I'm here too. My only two friends couldn't care less about guitars so this is the only place I have where I can talk about them.
     
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    So much this. But also the gear porn. That Jackson strat <3
     
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    Hey dude, thanks for the kind words and for the constructive honesty. I definitely see what you are saying, to tell you the truth I find myself observing more than interacting with most of the posts here just because all these threads mostly follow the predictable ss.org path for better or for worse. When it comes to those threads I just don't feel like I have much unique to offer, but when I do, I always comment, though my posts sometimes get lost in the discussion as it happens on a forum.

    I think it may look like I am just here shilling for my products because the threads that people make about my stuff are where I can objectively answer questions or offer clarifications as ss.org does tend to have a bit of a bandwagon/hivemind mentality towards a lot of things. So I always like to try to jump in to see if I can straighten things out at the source, not that it always works hahah.

    Also, I should note that at the end of the day, my products are important to me. Not just as fun gear that I was lucky enough to be able to design and geek out over, but they also enable me to continue being a musician in this current musical climate. So in a sense, try think of it as me being proactive in an industry that is unsustainable in and of itself, we have seen a lot of bands call it quits over this, and I suspect we will continue to see more fall from the "middle class" of music.

    I am just doing my best to not fall into that category, and to be able to make a good life for myself, as I would imagine we all are through our various paths.
     
  18. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    This is the exact reason I'm here. None of my music friends are gear nerds like I am. I have gear on my mind 24/7 so I was very happy to come here after lurking for so many years.
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    I'm really glad I'm not the only one lol. I'm not even sure if it's a picture of himself or not.
     
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    I mean, I just post here for the likes. That’s whats it all about man. The little red notice up in the top corner? That’s the stuff. Isn’t that really why we all do it?
     

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