About the Forum

Acoustic Soundboard is a free, independent forum / messageboard for the discussion of acoustic guitars, other acoustic instruments, associated equipment, playing music, listening to music and a whole lot more!

The community has been in existence since 2007, and the forum was previously hosted by ACOUSTIC magazine, under the name Acousticlife.

This forum was set-up at the beginning of October 2010 when we were having lots of access problems at Acousticlife.
The forum software there was very buggy, people struggled to register and access the forum and we were afraid that we would all lose touch with each other if it disappeared. This then became the back-up, so that in times where we couldn't access the main forum, we could still remain in touch with each other and post.

It became useful when Acousticlife changed software and a lot of posts, uploads and information was lost.
Following the problems caused by ACOUSTIC changing publisher from OysterHouse to Blaze (access/bookmark/login issues) this forum received lots more use.

In November 2012 as we were getting more serious about using this forum, we held a mini competition to rename it from Acousticlife Backup to something of our own identity.
Forum member andrewjw came up with the most popular suggestion, and so Acoustic Soundboard was born.

In February 2013, Acousticlife suddenly stopped working altogether and after several attempts at contacting ACOUSTIC staff, including the then editor Guy Little, we received a short note and later a letter from Guy in which he explained that they had a brand new enhanced website not tied to the previous server which hosted the forum.
He says that a decision was made not to continue with the Forum, which had been been closed without any notice to any members.

As such we had no opportunity to warn anyone, to transfer data/content we had built up, or to obtain further contact details for fellow members, and as a result many members were lost or took a long time finding their way to the new forum.

Acoustic Soundboard has slowly but steadily built up an excellent member base, and is now striving to include interesting content, stimulating discussion and most importantly, provide a fun place for like-minded people to visit, interact, learn and be entertained.


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What's on your mind?
NikGnashers: Many Happy Returns to all on this wonderful forum, and here's to another year of fabulous music and chat.... Dec 25, 2019 16:58:53 GMT
curmudgeon: Went to a petting zoo .... Heavy .... it was a heavy petting zoo (think of the possibilities!) Dec 28, 2019 18:21:46 GMT
curmudgeon: Today we passed a new building being built. my wife said that it was to be a gym for "private members" ...is it just me that gets these mental images? Dec 30, 2019 17:36:38 GMT
martinrowe: No, it's not just you. It wasn't near Will Shakespeare's gym for 'country members' was it? Dec 30, 2019 19:08:17 GMT *
ocarolan: :D Dec 30, 2019 21:18:19 GMT
ocarolan: HAPPY NEW YEAR to all! :beer: Jan 1, 2020 0:24:52 GMT
minorkey: All the best in the new '20s Jan 1, 2020 5:37:50 GMT
Martin: Happy new year folks! Jan 1, 2020 16:06:01 GMT
Onechordtrick: Yesterday I decided, for no apparent reason, to put my car keys through a medium cycle in the washing machine Jan 4, 2020 10:05:31 GMT
martinrowe: Anything else - or was it just the car keys? Oh, and what cycle did you use? Jan 4, 2020 13:19:37 GMT
Onechordtrick: They were in my jeans pocket >:D Jan 4, 2020 16:29:51 GMT
Onechordtrick: Amazingly they still work! Have to try them in the dishwasher next... Jan 5, 2020 9:08:48 GMT
martinrowe: Jeans in a dishwasher - not tried that. Jan 5, 2020 15:59:13 GMT
scorpiodog: Heston Blumenthal creation. You eat it with headphones on playing David Dundas. Jan 6, 2020 6:35:56 GMT
colins: I once left my pedometer in my jeans when I washed them, apparently I did 15000 paces that day! Jan 6, 2020 11:09:11 GMT
scorpiodog: I left my wallet n my jeans when I washed them. I was prosecuted for money laundering. Jan 7, 2020 10:40:21 GMT
Martin: :ban: :ban: :ban: Jan 11, 2020 15:30:37 GMT
Onechordtrick: I was reading a book this morning. Some of you may remember them, made from dead trees. I needed to know the time so glanced up to the top left corner of the page. Was very confused when it wasn’t there! Jan 18, 2020 18:52:41 GMT
curmudgeon: Ordered a Chinese takeaway - just picked it up and as I was driving home, I heard the bag rustling and moving!!!
I wondered if a rat or mouse had got in the bag - thought I could see a little pair of eyes - looked again and here it was ... A peeking duck!
Jan 18, 2020 19:40:30 GMT
Onechordtrick: :D Jan 18, 2020 20:21:54 GMT