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So What Magazines Do You Subscribe To?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by RodeoTex, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Doctor of Teleocity

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    A current thread concerning Fretboard Journal magazine (which I've never seen) got me thinking about magazines again.
    For me, my favorites have been:
    1: Vintage Guitar. One issue may be kept like an encyclopedia, and the next tossed after a cursory read.
    2: Smithsonian. No telling what any one issue may contain. Kinda like National Geographic except centered in the U.S.
    Their article about the sale of Gibson in the 90s got me hooked.

    Actually I've let both of these subscriptions expire, but I'm reminded now just how cheap subscriptions are.
    What else am I missing?
     
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  2. imwjl

    imwjl Poster Extraordinaire

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    Thanks to living a mile from library and our online services the answer is either pretty much none or too many to count. I do get a complimentary copy of Dirt Rag (MTBs) via an association membership but usually read a few from the library and Prime.
     
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  3. deadbeat son

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    That’s all, but I prefer the aesthetic of print media. When I was a lot younger, I spent ridiculous amounts on magazines. I was always craving enthusiast centric information. With the advent of the internet, so much information is at my fingertips that monthly printed content can’t keep up.

    bike magazine keeps their edge vs online outlets for me due to the quality of the writing and the printed images.
     
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    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

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  5. Geoff738

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    Vintage guitar. There’s always something interesting in it to me, although I’ve been a subscriber long enough that names are now repeating.

    That’s it. Lucky Peach folded so don’t get that anymore.

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
  6. Mike Simpson

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    I used to get a motorcycle magazine and vintage guitar but it has been years since I subscribed to a magazine.
     
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  7. dented

    dented Doctor of Teleocity

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    My memberships grant me subscriptions but I do not subscribe to any mags for at least 20 years. Smithsonian, SCCA, Racer, Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club newsletter and a few more.
     
  8. SecretSquirrel

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  9. Ben-Zion

    Ben-Zion Tele-Holic

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    The Atlantic
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  10. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Friend of Leo's

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    None, now, but I was one of the first subscribers to GUITAR PLAYER via a flyer from Fender.
     
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  11. Geoff738

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    My kid gets the Hockey News. He can’t skate.

    Cheers,
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  12. slauson slim

    slauson slim Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    New Yorker

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  13. Nightclub Dwight

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    Fretboard Journal
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    The New Yorker

    The New Yorker is technically my partner's subscription, but I read it too when I can.

    I used to be obsessed with magazines growing up. Like others have said, the internet has replaced a lot of my old magazine needs. But there is just something about physically handling a magazine instead of reading on the internet. Its like wearing a watch.

    I have always read enthusiast magazines for their advertisements as much as their articles. For certain hobbies knowing the products available is half the fun. Its interesting to think that these ads are welcome, as opposed to ads in so many other forms of media, such as television.

    Oh yeah, one more. There is a table in our library entrance where people leave magazines up for grabs after they've read them. You never know what you are going to find, but I'll pick up anything interesting. One of my favorites is Cook's Illustrated.
     
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    Firearms News
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    Currently, no music rags!
     
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    I have some free online magazine subscriptions that I have because I entered competitions and a couple of free print ones that come with memberships of organisations but almost none of it is read by me.
    I buy The Guitar Magazine most months.
    If I’m on holiday in the U.K. I will buy a newspaper and read ever word whereas hardly glance at one otherwise.
     
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    Poetry. I have subscribed off and on to Smithsonian, and I used to get U.S. News and World Report. I spend my reading time on books, though, and too often unread magazines would clutter up the house, which really doesn't need it. I've never bought or read a guitar magazine :eek:
     
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    The Guitar Magazine
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    And work related stuff I won't bore y'all with.
     
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    The Flyfish Journal
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    The New Yorker
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