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Equipboard is the place to discover awesome music gear. We’re a collaboratively built community by musicians, for musicians. There are several things to do on Equipboard:
The first step is to explore Equipboard.
The next step is to register (don’t worry it’s free, quick, and easy). Once you register you become part of the Equipboard community. Now you can:
Anyone who registers can submit gear used by an artist, or just submit a piece of gear to our ever-growing database of gear. However, since everything is contributed by the community (kind of like Wikipedia), you won’t be able to do everything right away. Equipboard has a point system called GearIQ; you start out with 0 and as you contribute more cool stuff you’ll accrue more GearIQ, which unlocks new abilities. Think of it like a game; The more you level-up, the more power you have.
You can read all about submitting on Equipboard here.
When you’re signed in to Equipboard, your default home page will be the activity feed, which lets you see the most recent submissions to pro artists and gear reviews from the community. Hundreds of things are submitted each day, and the home page activity feed is a good way to get a bird’s-eye view.
We prefer that you don’t. We used to allow those kinds of submissions which explains why you might still see them on artist Equipboards, but we’re moving away from that. If you submit non-music gear there’s a pretty good chance a mod will rate it as Completely Incorrect which will mark it for deletion.
If you’re not a pro artist technically there’s nothing stopping you from adding yourself, but we don’t encourage it. If you don’t have a big fan base then nobody will really see your pro artist page anyhow, so it’ll sort of just be lost in the ether.
We don’t like to remove items and artists added by the community, but if our moderators and admins spot something inappropriate, they reserve the right to remove it without notice. There’s also a chance that the thing you added is legit, but is a duplicate of something that already exists and thus was merged.
Yeah, we can help with that. Contact us and let us know what you want removed (the URL definitely helps speed things up), and why.
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When you submit gear to an artist, it’s immediately in a Needs Review status. It’s up to other community members to come in and rate the quality, which can be Correct, Needs Improvement, or Completely Incorrect.
We encourage the community to discuss and collaborate to make every submission the best it can be. The goal is for Equipboard to be the most accurate source of info for the equipment artists are using.
You can read all about submitting gear and quality ratings here.
Maybe! Moderators are Equipboard community members with special powers to help police the quality of the content on the site. Before we consider anyone for mod status, we like to see a track record of good submissions over the course of at least a few months.
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