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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curmudgeon: Veni, Vidi velcro - I came, I saw, I stuck around. Mar 6, 2019 9:13:43 GMT
walkingdecay: Astronauts have velcro on their flyholes, which not only prevents entrapment in zips, but in the ISS prevents static jolts to the genitals. I suppose that whether you approve of the latter effect or not depends on how old you are. Mar 7, 2019 9:51:24 GMT
walkingdecay: I see there's actually been a spike in Michael Jackson's record sales this week. Time for Harris to re-release Two Little Boys, clearly. Mar 9, 2019 9:53:29 GMT *
hattwat: Check out my latest message on here. Yes, I'm still alive - just! Mar 11, 2019 1:11:48 GMT
ocarolan: Very pleased to hear it Phil! Mar 11, 2019 10:01:20 GMT
walkingdecay: Bloodnok: What is your name? Seagoon: Don't tell him Henry. Mar 16, 2019 2:16:19 GMT
walkingdecay: Spike anticipating Pike. Mar 16, 2019 2:19:30 GMT
leoroberts: Phil, your latest message (according to my computer) was 2016! Mar 21, 2019 7:33:06 GMT
walkingdecay: Expecting me to cheer Michael Heseltine was going a few light years too far. Mar 24, 2019 2:28:15 GMT
martinrowe: Who's Michael Heseltine? Mar 24, 2019 18:45:08 GMT
walkingdecay: A bad haircut from the realms of an evil witch. Even speaking at an anti-Brexit demo cannot redeem such a creature. You simply can't go anywhere these days. It's bad enough fearing to use the railways in case you run into Michael Portillo. Mar 25, 2019 9:06:38 GMT
walkingdecay: Beatles: Made On Merseyside doc on iPlayer at the moment is rather good, if you ignore the strange Pete Best eulogy. (He had trouble playing anything other than fours, the "atom beat" was a London thing, not Best's creation, and so on). Apr 1, 2019 7:14:52 GMT
ocarolan: I enjoyed that too! Apr 1, 2019 20:22:11 GMT
walkingdecay: The picture on today's Bing homepage is of a rack of 45RPM vinyl singles, and it's torture. Sets your flipping fingers a-jerking and your treasure hunting eyes a-flicker without hope of release. Apr 13, 2019 6:41:08 GMT
walkingdecay: Saw Greta Thunsberg yesterday. As composed and incisive as expected, but I couldn't escape the feeling that too much is being heaped upon one so young. Apr 23, 2019 7:55:00 GMT
martinrowe: I saw her on the news - I feel ashamed. I know the answer to that. Reminder to self: do not substitute listening to people with sensible arguments who wear suits, with doing something. Apr 23, 2019 14:28:50 GMT
walkingdecay: We just have to do what we can, even if it can never even approach being enough. While the real power lies in the hands of the likes of Trump, May and other "growth" addicts, we are actually.... Apr 24, 2019 13:20:17 GMT
curmudgeon: STAR WARS DAY ... !!! .................................. May the 4th be with you! May 4, 2019 8:43:36 GMT
Martin: yaaaaas!!! May the Fourth!! :vader: May 4, 2019 10:00:32 GMT
robmc: It me boy's birthday today, easy one to remember! :vader: May 4, 2019 11:13:26 GMT