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Rigs on RigShare

November 20, 2018

Hey gear friends! We’ve received some great feature requests from the RigShare Community. One of the most popular  feature requests was to organize gear in collections, and we want you to know that we’re listening! Today, we are excited to release “Rigs” on RigShare!

It’s not uncommon for a musician to have a lot of different gear. Between live performances, studio sessions, and practicing at home, the gear can really start to pile up. With rigs, you now have the freedom to group your gear however you want.

If you’re a guitar player with multiple pedalboards, you can now group your main board and your fly rig separately. Play more than one instrument? With the new Rigs feature you also have the flexibility to group your gear based on the instruments you play. Last but not least, use the drag and reorder feature to move items around within your rigs!

To learn more about Rigs, take a look at our documentation here.

RigShare

At RigShare, we are building a community where musicians can share their favorite music gear and the stories behind them. As musicians, we are always creating unique stories with our music gear, whether on stage, in the studio, on tour, or wherever we are playing. The saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Fortunately, you won’t have to write a thousand words on RigShare, but you will still be able to tell that same story.

Since we’ve launched, multiple users have expressed a desire to be able to post their own images when adding their gear. We agree, as all gear is not the same. And so today, we are announcing the ability to add custom images for each user’s gear on RigShare! Custom images allow you to share the unique attributes of your gear, like the color, finish, customizations, etc. We’ve also re-designed the way your gear is displayed to increase interaction with your followers. We've made it easier for your followers to comment, like, and share your gear.

Now, we know some of you are thinking, “What do I do if I have a drumset with numerous pieces?” or, “What if I have a bunch of studio gear that I’m recording with?” We're stoked for our new “Rigs" feature coming soon that will be the answer to those questions. Stay tuned!

RigShare

Brands on RigShare

September 4, 2018

As a community for musicians, RigShare is working on creating meaningful connections between musicians, music artists, and music gear brands. As part of our business model, we are creating a unique experience that allows brands to gather feedback about their products, engage customers in interactive ways, and easily connect with artists.

When are brand pages created?

Brand pages are created at the time we start storing product information belonging to each brand. This allows us to organize our products by brand and provides us with the ability to retroactively provide insights to our brands after joining RigShare.

I work for a Brand, can I claim my brand page?

Yes! We would love for you to claim your brand page. Brand pages can be managed by multiple members of your team and must be claimed first by at least one user account. The initial user who claims the brand page will become the page admin and this user will then be able to invite other team members to manage the page.

To get started, simply search for your brand on RigShare. Once you land on the brand page, there will be a blue bar towards the top that says “Claim this page.”  Click the bar and complete the short form to get your claim request reviewed by our team. Once approved, you will be provided with access to manage your page.

If you can’t find your brand on RigShare or have any other questions, please send us an email at support@rigshare.com.

RigShare

RigShare is a social network where musicians can share the gear they are using with the world. It’s also a great place to join in on conversations about music gear with the rest of our growing community. Since we’ve launched, our goal has been to create new and unique ways for our users to interact with other like-minded musicians while discussing topics that matter to our community. We want to talk about other two ways you can do that apart from sharing posts.

One-Liners

If you’re like us, you’re purchasing new music gear often, and we all know how important product reviews are in the buying process. They allow us to read into the experiences of other buyers to determine if that product will be a good fit. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to read through hundreds of product reviews, some even 2-3 paragraphs long that may not provide any useful information.

To solve this problem, we’ve created a new type of review system on RigShare that will help you cut through the noise and get quick and honest feedback. One-liners are clear and concise reviews. On each product page, users can easily write a one-liner of their own, read existing ones, and cast up or down votes. When you write a one-liner, you can also choose an emotion that portrays how you feel while writing the one-liner.

Questions

Each product page has a questions section where users can seek answers to questions about gear. Wondering how to use a product? What settings are other musicians using to get a particular sound? Or have a technical question that you’d like to ask the rest of the community? Ask away, and other RigShare users can chime in with their insight and experiences.

One-liners and gear questions are a great way for users to interact with the entire RigShare community. Connect with other gear nerds and talk about the gear you love. Be sure to drop some one-liners and questions/answers on your favorite products today!

RigShare

Glad you asked!

If you haven't heard, RigShare just launched. We are currently working on a mobile app, and while we can't share an exact launch date, we plan on launching our mobile app very soon. Be sure to follow us on social media for an official announcement.

We're working on a world-class mobile app for RigShare that will allow you to do everything you can do on our web app today, but with a user experience that is optimized for your phone. While you can take RigShare with you anywhere today, we know that many will benefit from some native features like better camera support, push notifications, and offline support.

Why Web First?

We made the intentional decision to launch with our web app first for a few key reasons:

  • Web apps can be deployed easily and without delay
    Our startup is pretty lean, with a culture that likes to ship it quick and keep the user feedback loop tight. With that in mind, our initial roadmap is pretty fierce and requires a fast pace of releases. This will allow us to test our infrastructure, refine our user experience, and release new features while continuing to gather feedback. Releasing to the mobile app stores is a much slower process which would not allow us to move as fast we need to right now.
  • Web apps are universal
    Early on, we thought it would be important not to worry about who can use our platform based on their device. With our web app, we are able to immediately serve a larger audience without having to worry about testing multiple platforms.

We hope that you will continue to use RigShare while we build our mobile app. In the meantime you can also try adding RigShare to your phone's home screen.

RigShare

Hello friends!

Today we are very happy to announce the official launching of RigShare! We are an early-stage company building an interactive web/mobile app that will allow musicians to share their gear and connect with other musicians, artists & brands they love.

RigShare is a niche social network created for musicians. It’s an online community where all things gear related can be shared and discussed. Users on our app can add music gear they own to their rig, ask questions and rate products, and follow friends. While we are launching the web portion of our app today, we will be launching the mobile app in weeks to come.

Our team is still working on curating our gear database, so if you don't find the gear you are looking for, just send us a suggestion, and we'll get it added quickly. Over the next few weeks, we'll also be launching a long list of new features that will allow you to better connect with other musicians and to share your gear in some pretty unique ways. All new features and product announcements will be posted here on our blog.

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