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    Quote Originally Posted by pianoguyy View Post
    There is definitely something about slinging an old Jackson over your shoulder that I don't get from doing the same from new guitars. And it has nothing to do with being able to cash in my pension or spend the money my parents left me when they died... simply because I was never a struggling musician. I could always afford them.
    *Oh, by the way, I am not old enough to cash in my retirement, and my parents are still alive.

    However, I don't think metal is dead. I did think that it was, but not anymore. But I think that, as with everything else, as the internet grows and we become better at using/designing it, you find that there are still plenty of "old school" metal bands available. Sure, MTV has changed genre formats, so metal isn't in the mainstream anymore. But there is an over abundance of music available if you want it.
    Metal WAS dead in the US at least for a while, MURDERED actually in late 1992, but in true metal style, it rose from the grave. When that happened is debatable, but it is no doubt tied to the time when it became "acceptable" to play solos again in popular rock. I never left metal, but the early-late '90s were some dark times for us....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Shadow View Post
    Metal WAS dead in the US at least for a while, MURDERED actually in late 1992,
    Thrash died in the early 90's, but death metal took off. This had a lot to do with Jim Nady closing his clubs like a bitch in the Bay Area and signing lease agreements that they couldn't be used for music establishments. That in combination with Grunge taking the scene.
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    They guys that kept trying to make it in a band after 1991 or so still used those guitars. The dude from what would become Weezer had a Model 2 and used it



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    It certainly left mainstream culture.
    But dead it wasn't. It was a numbers game - if you lived in a small town with one bar that had bands, you probably didn't have enough population to justify metal bands (and, like me, you probably knew every Jackson USA owner in the area). But if you were somewhere that had a large population, you could still find enough followers to justify your town still having a bar that catered to the metal crowd.
    Which is why the internet is a good thing, as you can find the (new) music you are looking for without relying on what is being sold by the mainstream.

    www.demondollrecords.com is one example. Those bands aren't local to me. But I can find what I need so that I don't end up suffering from burnout by playing the same 30 year old records day after day.

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