Instagram Dispatch – Nov 04, 2015 @ 08:37

Congratulations to Lance & @geartalk for reaching the 100K milestone. Lance is a fantastic human person, and this biz could use more like him. @geartalk with @repostapp. ・・・ Somehow a small idea a guitarist in Atlanta had nearly 5 years ago to connect all his gear nerd friends on Facebook, changed that guy's life forever. Hitting 100,000 followers on a social media app is not that groundbreaking, considering you can find pet cats with 2.3M followers here, but I'm pretty damn proud of it. :) No software or bots needed to get here. This tiny empire was built with my two thumbs! Clearly, that is a massive understatement. As I sit here in my studio in Atlanta, with my 22 day old daughter in the next room, I think about the fact that the love of music and tone was merely the foundation for thousands upon thousands of friendships made. I feel grateful beyond words here. Grateful for all of you who follow all things related (or gear industry related, for that matter), the players and builders and the lifelong friendships that I have made through this platform. If I can use what little influence I have with this, here is what I want to say to the players: BUY GEAR! Support the good guys. Stop hustling for a 'hook up'. Do your research and buy what inspires you. No matter the cost. A workman is worth his wage. It is no easy task to make a good living in this industry, so support the industry. Thank you all so much for being part of the community. I am humbled and filled with complete admiration for this gift. @LanceSeymour Also, if you can remember the green pedal....well, you can probably have a good laugh about it right now. That's old school GT. Congratulations to Lance & @geartalk for reaching the 100K milestone. Lance is a fantastic human person, and this biz could use more like him. #cantwaitfor5k #congrats #Repost @geartalk with @repostapp. ・・・ Somehow a small idea a guitarist in Atlanta had nearly 5 years ago to connect all his gear nerd friends on Facebook, changed that guy's life forever. Hitting 100,000 followers on a social media app is not that groundbreaking, considering you can find pet cats with 2.3M followers here, but I'm pretty damn proud of it. :) No software or bots needed to get here. This tiny empire was built with my two thumbs! Clearly, that is a massive understatement. As I sit here in my studio in Atlanta, with my 22 day old daughter in the next room, I think about the fact that the love of music and tone was merely the foundation for thousands upon thousands of friendships made. I feel grateful beyond words here. Grateful for all of you who follow all things #geartalk related (or gear industry related, for that matter), the players and builders and the lifelong friendships that I have made through this platform. If I can use what little influence I have with this, here is what I want to say to the players: BUY GEAR! Support the good guys. Stop hustling for a 'hook up'. Do your research and buy what inspires you. No matter the cost. A workman is worth his wage. It is no easy task to make a good living in this industry, so support the industry. Thank you all so much for being part of the community. I am humbled and filled with complete admiration for this gift. @LanceSeymour #geartalk Also, if you can remember the green pedal….well, you can probably have a good laugh about it right now. That's old school GT.