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re: How profitable is a music website like Guitartabs.com etc.. - TheFretShack
Then you have to determine whether your venture is a business, a hobby or a passion, to dial in expectations for both you and anyone who joins your venture as an employee, an investor, the IRS, whatever, so their expectations are met as well. ...
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re: How profitable is a music website like Guitartabs.com etc.. - TheFretShack
If you truly have an innovative idea, you're better off selling or licensing your unique idea to an established, well-known and reputable product or service provider. Your chances of just breaking even in a start-up from the ground up even over the long-term are virtually nada. ...
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re: How profitable is a music website like Guitartabs.com etc.. - TheFretShack
Next Q: Your own money, private investors and/or a financing institution as part of your overall business plan? My guess is that a tab site's revenue stream would come from advertising revenue, subscriptions/memberships, and any promotional/bonus/upgrade product beyond subscriptions. Backing trac...
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re: How profitable is a music website like Guitartabs.com etc.. - TheFretShack
The first Q is are you hiring or contracting a staff including but not limited to music transcribers and/or a product acquisition/licensing team, a design team, a SEO team, a marketing team, an advertising team, and a legal rep. That's for starters. ...
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re: Robert Fripp and his Wife cover Metallica - TheFretShack
The Fripples?...
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re: Taylor is churning out some expensive arse guitars - TheFretShack
Here you go, kingbob ... [link=(https://reverb.com/item/33464018-seagull-entourage-natural-spruce-cw-qi-2013-natural-fishman-electronics?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=11139498648&utm_content=campaignid=11139498648_adgroupid=109545339095_productpartitionid=958058808381=merchantid=1...
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re: Taylor is churning out some expensive arse guitars - TheFretShack
Every major upper-echelon manufacturer is turning out expensive guitars, explore their lines. There is a market for them, so satisfy demand. If you don't, your competition will. As for more "why," you can start by pricing out tonewoods that's equivalent in size and aesthetics to what's pictured i...
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re: Found a ridiculous Martin fake on Facebook Marketplace today - TheFretShack
I just looked up the serial number. Based on Martin's decades-old sequential SN system, and compared with annual production in recent years, this "Martin" is technically a 2022 model. AKA, they haven't gotten to 262xxxx yet....
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re: Gibson Buying Mesa Boogie - TheFretShack
If I had to predict what we're going to see, it's a relatively unchanged USA line, an aggressively promoted and extremely high priced Boogie Custom Shop ... plus a line of M/B amps and pedals built in Asia, to put those circuits in the hands of the same economic tier as the Epiphone market. Asia...
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re: Gibson Buying Mesa Boogie - TheFretShack
Randall Smith is 75 I think, he earned his cashout. Good for him. FYI, most of the first tier of MI boutiquers and hotrodders, whether guitars, amps or boutique effects, are getting up there in age. They're next....
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re: Hercules guitar rack - TheFretShack
The Hercules hanging stands and their hanging wall hooks are superior too, for anyone in the market....
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re: Acoustic string recommendations - TheFretShack
D'Addario Phosphor Bronze. I like the custom light gauge 11-52. Light is 12-53. Light is their most popular gauge If you want coated strings, get what I just described in their EXP series. Ultra thin coating, you wouldn't know if you didn't read the packaging....
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re: Whitesnake - TheFretShack
I'm a bigger fan of Blue Murder than I am of Whitesnake. BM's S/T debut is like sides three and four of Whitesnake's S/T album. Three decades later and I'm still playing a Boogie Mark III halfstack partially because of John Sykes. He is so, so good and talented, just the absolute total rock packa...
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re: Converting spare room to guitar room: post your favorite playing chairs - TheFretShack
I just use affordable, quality wood bar stools, my shop has I think four of them....
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re: So somehow I've ended up with a Martin HD-28... - TheFretShack
Great score. Despite my leaning towards cutaways, HD-28s are among my favorite acoustics of all time. Love the warmth and tonal balance. ...
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re: What Christmas gear did you receive? - TheFretShack
File in the "You'll Never See Another" folder ... 1966 Hagstrom Condor (the Hagstrom "Corvette" in non-USA countries) in all original and excellent condition with OHSC. The Condor/Corvette was the flagship of the Swedish maker's solidbody electric guitar line during its tenure and only about ...
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re: How important is a guitar setup? - TheFretShack
A neck fit in one's hand can be an elusive search, doesn't matter if you're looking at $200 or $2,000 or $20K guitars. Be glad you found "that's it!" without spending a fortune! If you love the neck contour, absolutely invest two or three hundred bucks to make the guitar a better fit for the ear...
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re: How important is a guitar setup? - TheFretShack
Playing a guitar without a good set-up is akin to driving a car without a proper wheel alignment. You can drive the car with whacky wheels but you are losing a lot of performance and comfort, and you ultimately experience more of the pain, the fight, versus any satisfaction or thrill. Here's a fe...
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re: Bass guitar recommendations - TheFretShack
Vintage: Squier Classic Vibe series Modern: Ibanez Soundgear series....
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re: What kind of pickguard for custom guitar? - TheFretShack
Anything I have will be used salvage. Lemme check the stash tomorrow. Edited to add ... check wdmusic.com's pickguard page. They are good about saying which particular make/year Teles their Tele guards fit....
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