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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walkingdecay: For a really weird experience try playing Astrud Gilberto's 1965 Maria Quiet. It gets weirder if you listen as far as the first sax fill. Nov 6, 2020 12:23:17 GMT
NewDave: What are you drinking to celebrate the demise of the orange pimple? Nov 6, 2020 19:39:55 GMT
walkingdecay: Orange squash. Nov 6, 2020 21:55:38 GMT
scorpiodog: Once again, I need the like button on shoutbox. Pete, that was inspired! Nov 7, 2020 16:43:19 GMT
andrewjw: Aperol spritz! Yippee!! Nov 7, 2020 17:24:00 GMT
NewDave: When did we stop buying stuff and start shopping it? I don't like it. It's like when they try and sell you a trouser. Nov 11, 2020 21:48:55 GMT *
NewDave: Oh. I get it. The point isn't the stuff. If it was just about stuff then when you had what you wanted or needed then you'd stop. The point is the shopping. If the aim of it is shopping then it doesn't have to stop. Shopping is the goal, not buying. Nov 11, 2020 21:51:30 GMT *
NewDave: I just made brussels sprout, butter bean and chickpea soup. In other news the Met Office has issued a gale warning. Nov 14, 2020 17:12:59 GMT
NewDave: I'm calling it. The Lego Batman is the best superhero movie. When Alfred fell off the Batplane I had to hold back a tear. About animated Lego. Nov 15, 2020 10:46:08 GMT *
Martin: Lego moves me to tears too...mainly when I tread on a rogue brick while barefoot 🦶 Nov 15, 2020 19:41:04 GMT *
NewDave: On the bright side - it wasn't a 3 pin plug. :faint: Nov 15, 2020 21:32:24 GMT
curmudgeon: Don't anthropomorphise computers - they hate that! Nov 20, 2020 19:09:17 GMT
martinrowe: Hah Nov 20, 2020 21:42:54 GMT
curmudgeon: I went to my doctor because I was finding it increasingly difficult to hear people. He asked me to describe the symptoms - I said They're a yellow cartoon family. Nov 21, 2020 11:02:41 GMT
ocarolan: :laugh: Nov 21, 2020 14:56:49 GMT
walkingdecay: Giving my wife an AA membership for Christmas. No car, but I heard on a commercial that they can get someone going in less than an hour. Nov 26, 2020 15:19:14 GMT
walkingdecay: I could have got a tenner for that gag in the old days. Nowadays it would be a terse little note telling me not to submit any more 'inappropriate material.' Nov 26, 2020 15:30:44 GMT
ocarolan: Is the RAC any more efficient, Pete? Nov 27, 2020 23:36:54 GMT
martinrowe: Good one Keith Nov 28, 2020 10:17:17 GMT
robmc: ... I tried your joke on my wife, she said 'I don't get it', so I said, 'neither do I' :coffee: Nov 28, 2020 17:06:44 GMT