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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Onechordtrick: thanks, martinrowe hoping to find the the sweet spot between well enough to play and well enough to work
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walkingdecay: When my wife's away I sometimes play mando in bed while watching box sets on the telly. Only downside is that the dogs take the opportunity to join me on the bed. Get well soon Onechordtrick. Aug 7, 2019 7:47:49 GMT
Onechordtrick: I may just have taken my son out for his first date :o Aug 14, 2019 12:42:20 GMT
ocarolan: Shouldn't he be dating someone nearer his own age...? :D Aug 14, 2019 16:26:04 GMT
Onechordtrick: :D Aug 14, 2019 16:55:22 GMT
Onechordtrick: Didcot power station that’s been a landmark for most of my life was demolished today. At the same time our power went out... Aug 18, 2019 7:13:01 GMT
walkingdecay: Life does that sometimes. We once got lost in Tel Aviv and found an A to Z of Birmingham and the West Midlands lying on the pavement. Aug 21, 2019 13:23:51 GMT
walkingdecay: Off to London again soon, I suppose. Anyone got a roundhead pike and helmet I can borrow? Aug 29, 2019 6:41:50 GMT
walkingdecay: You know you're old when a building you remember being put up isn't there anymore. Sept 2, 2019 14:43:49 GMT
scorpiodog: As long as it isn't Nonsuch Palace, you're not old. Sept 2, 2019 16:31:08 GMT
ocarolan: You know you're old when you can't remember the building that was put up now it's not there any more .... Sept 2, 2019 22:59:13 GMT
walkingdecay: True. And now you've made me feel worse because I can't remember whether I've forgotten any or not. Sept 3, 2019 12:44:38 GMT
martinrowe: Forgotten any what? Sept 4, 2019 8:43:52 GMT
domfor: Any idea why I can't post to the classified threads? Sept 5, 2019 20:09:28 GMT
walkingdecay: Yep. You need to have made a minumum of fifteen posts. Sept 6, 2019 13:21:49 GMT
curmudgeon: Why is it that when ever I water my veggie plot I need to pee? Sept 7, 2019 15:42:35 GMT
martinrowe: If that's the case, it's probably best not to use any slurry. Sept 7, 2019 16:50:36 GMT
walkingdecay: Teehee! Sept 7, 2019 17:32:45 GMT
walkingdecay: Decided to do some ruthless de-cluttering. I'll probably never need a Zig and Zag key ring, so I might throw it out. Sept 9, 2019 12:14:45 GMT
Onechordtrick: I wouldn’t be so hasty, I’d put it in a box of “things I might need later”. :) Sept 14, 2019 17:45:49 GMT