We editors hate these skinny magazines just as much as you do. Like most magazines these days, we're owned by a large corporation that is very concerned with the immediate-term bottom line, and the decision to cut all the group's page counts (Guitar Player, Bass Player, Keyboard, and Electronic Musician) in 2015 came from them--ostensibly to save on printing and postage. I've raised my voice many times internally that I think this sends the wrong message to readers and advertisers alike, and will continue to do so. Until things get better, I promise I'll put the best content I can on the pages I DO have. Thanks for your longtime readership. -SF
I'm a long-time reader of the magazine as well, going back to the 80's. I've been a subscriber most of the time since then.
My initial reaction was "Dude, where's my magazine?" You're right, it does send the wrong message to your customers, but you have to play the hand you've been dealt.
I appreciate the struggle to provide a desirable product that will turn a profit for the publisher. You did do a great job packing lots of valuable info on the recent 50 page magazine.
I'll take Keyboard 'lite' over no Keyboard at all. Thanks for your efforts. I (and I'm sure many others) appreciate it.