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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-02-2007, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Best guitar mag?

It's time for me to subscribe to a guitar mag again. I have had subscriptions to "Acoustic Guitar" and to "Guitar Player". I'm just wondering if I should renew my "Guitar Player" magazine subscription or if there is a better guitar mag I should consider?
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-02-2007, 01:11 PM
 
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Re: Best guitar mag?

Guitar Player is my least fav.

#1 Guitar Techniques...UK mag, expensive in the US
#2 Total Guitar....also UK, also expensive
#3 Guitar One
#4 Guitar World
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Guitar Techniques, without any shadow of a doubt in my mind.
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Yeah, I really like Guitar One over Guitar Player. Hit up a news stand and check it out first, though.
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GUITARIST!!!!

The UK magazine!

Awesome gear reviews and pics!
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GUITAR TECHNIQUES - the best players mag ever.
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GUITARIST!!!!

The UK magazine!

Awesome gear reviews and pics!
I never miss an issue of Guitarist - Fantastic
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Re: Best guitar mag?

I cancelled my subscription to Guitarist, it seems to have gone down hill since the change in editor.

I don't like their gear reviews, I simply don't trust their reviews enough to base my purchase selections on their recommendations - I can trust reviews by some of the guys here more than I can those by a journo with whom I have no raport!

and the pics don't tend to show the crucial details, like bridge height, neck joint clearly enough! I don't know who half the interviewees are anymore and I don't tend to learn anythig from the tutorial stuff.

I've enjoyed Total Guitar more recently, simply because they have more interesting backing tracks and more songs to learn from a wider range of genres. It's more mainstream and less "guitary" almost, as much a music mag as a guitar mag.

Guitar Techniques is the real geeks mag, it's very dry, but very informative, there's a LOT to learn in each issue If I still had a burning desire to improve rather than the mild urge so to speak, this is what I'd get - I like this one (Hi Nev).

The other issue I have with guitar magazines about gear imho is that they're now outdated by the internet. How can any guitar magazine provide cover of a NAMM show like Rich can, "updates on the hour every hour" so to speak.
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the Japanese Young guitar magazine beats all.
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Guitar Techniques for moi
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Guitar Techniques!!!!!
Unless you like reading about angels and airwaves, and those sweet bands on the warped tour!!!(sarcastic remark) Then in that case go with guitar world!
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Guitar Techniques for learning.
Total Guitar for keeping up-to-date with things.

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post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-02-2007, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Best guitar mag?

Thanks guys, I'm going to check out Guitar Techniques and Total Guitar.
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Wowa I just checked out Guitar Techniques and Total Guitar and they want $100.00 US per year for a subscription. Thats pretty steep.
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Wowa I just checked out Guitar Techniques and Total Guitar and they want $100.00 US per year for a subscription. Thats pretty steep.
Hence why I said Guitar One. I figured I'd give you the most practical choice.
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