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    Vintage Guitar mag reflection of the times

    I was just looking through some mid-to-late 90s copies of Vintage Guitar magazine and comparing the content with more recent editions. So many advertisers back then, and so much gear on sale. A nice load of technical info and in-depth articles (though you have to skip over some of the Gerald Weber stuff). A really good read. It seems that it got thinner when it went to colour, and maybe its reflective of the times that later on there were a lot fewer advertisers. The endless 2-page lists of used guitar parts and pulled speaker and tubes had pretty much gone. Maybe a lot of those sellers and shops just aren't around any longer.The content seems to be a lot more artist-focused, and the technical content dumbed-down. More mainstream, I suppose.

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    Premeir Guitar has had some tech stuff in them and a column by jeff Bober Called Ask ampman that';s been interesting.

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    I used to read VG each issue, and clucked at the Gerald Weber stuff as well.

    The endless 2-page lists of used guitar parts and pulled speaker and tubes had pretty much gone. Maybe a lot of those sellers and shops just aren't around any longer.
    They are now all on ebay. That started in 1995, explaining why they advertised in the magazine before then.

    I used to read hobbyist electronics magazines. Nuts & Volts had a monthly question forum. If you had some question about theory or maybe how to fix something, or where to find parts, you wrote in, and in the next issue, hopefully someone had responded. Sound familiar?

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    Those "ask the mechanic" letter sections used to be my favourite part of car or motorcycle mags.

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    And listening to Car Talk on public radio.

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    Click and Clack?!? I used to listen to them on Saturday mornings.

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