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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ocarolan: No, you're just nesh! Jun 11, 2019 23:03:26 GMT
Onechordtrick: fair point, well made :D Jun 12, 2019 4:07:50 GMT
walkingdecay: The smell of wet dog is not nice. You'd think they would do something about that. Jun 12, 2019 15:15:18 GMT
walkingdecay: Martin: Limited time free trial of Fallout 76 on a the moment. Having tried it I think it's not bad, certainly not the disaster it was claimed to be during the press feeding frenzy. Apparently the next patch is introducing NPCs too. Jun 12, 2019 15:19:16 GMT
Onechordtrick: . My dog does, she finds something to roll in to mask the smell... Jun 12, 2019 15:44:12 GMT
walkingdecay: Teehee! Wet dog combined with essence of cat. I know someone who wears that fragrance. Jun 13, 2019 7:52:41 GMT
martinrowe: Rolling Thunder Revue is on Netflix - Lots of live Desire and Blood on the Tracks Jun 13, 2019 14:52:34 GMT
Martin: Need to watch that! Cheers, Martin :thumbup: Jun 15, 2019 11:21:03 GMT
Martin: sorry just noticed our Fallout 76 shout out - if there are NPCs and proper quests, I may well invest... Jun 15, 2019 11:22:24 GMT
walkingdecay: At the moment it's still a Mission Impossible type thing driven by found tapes, but it's completely soloable. I did about five hours without a word to or help from anyone. Jun 16, 2019 9:24:04 GMT
Onechordtrick: Half way through Rolling Thunder and listening to “a Hard Rain’s a Gonna Fall”. Could almost be the prototype for punk. Jun 19, 2019 20:53:51 GMT
walkingdecay: I'm almost sorry I cancelled Netflix. I'll have to get the Blu ray. Jun 20, 2019 13:39:32 GMT
Onechordtrick: Bloody insomnia, push off Jul 2, 2019 3:14:54 GMT
ocarolan: :tw: Jul 5, 2019 11:38:12 GMT
walkingdecay: A teacher I knew had a tumbleweed sent from America in a big cardboard box. I wanted to release it into the wild. Jul 6, 2019 12:53:41 GMT
walkingdecay: Everybody's gone to see Streisand. Jul 7, 2019 17:28:59 GMT
walkingdecay: But they're back now. Kristofferson's appearance was a tragic error of judgement, it seems. The man was far too ill to be put under such stress. Jul 9, 2019 10:45:11 GMT
curmudgeon: Did Blind Willie McTell really have a blind ... oh never mind. Jul 19, 2019 10:41:41 GMT
ocarolan: Blind Willie is a very sad affliction, but not, so I have been told, quite as painful as Moby Dick. Jul 19, 2019 18:06:24 GMT
martinrowe: Conspiracy theorist dies, goes to heaven,,stands before God, and says "Just one thing, did the USA, Great Britain, and Israel really cause 9/11?. God says, "No, it really was Al-Khaida". Conspiracy theorist says "phew, this goes higher than I thought. Jul 20, 2019 10:43:59 GMT