Earlier this year, I was actually thinking about closing down GuitarGear.org or not posting to it any longer. The reason was that I just wasn’t buying that much gear, and honestly, I wasn’t taking all that much time to go to music stores to try out gear. On top of that, my day job at a startup has been taking a lot of my time, and with gigging 3-4 times a week, I haven’t had much time to write.
But every time I’d sit down to write a farewell post, I’d stop because GuitarGear.org hasn’t only been a record of the gear that I evaluate, it has also been a public diary of my evolution as a musician and how my views and approaches to music and performance have changed over time. But just as importantly, GuitarGear.org has been a way for me to meet people I would’ve never met had it not been in existence. That interaction with all the great folks that visit GuitarGear.org has been priceless to me, and I’m thankful that I’ve been able to provide a good resource on gear and for all the intelligent discussion that takes place here.
So GuitarGear.org won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. I’ve slowed down with posting articles for now, but I think it’s just a passing phase. Who knows? I’ll probably find another musical direction and will need more gear, and then the whole process starts up again! It has happened in the past, and I have few doubts it’ll happen again.