Does anybody find these helpful anymore? I've seen a few threads lately where people have either benign or negative feelings towards magazine reviews... For example, some people have noted that it seems Bass Player's reviews are biased. In fact, one person noted that Epiphany's new cabinet was reviewed approximately one page away from the company's ad for the exact same product. I know in marketing that some companies pay for product placement. So, that could partially explain why the review and ad are placed so close to each other. But, what about the other side...do you think that magazines, such as Bass Player, are biased towards advertisers? And, for the record, I am in no way affiliated with any magazine or manufacturer of musical equipment.