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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minorkey: I never want to go to a party that would invite me as a guest. Jan 15, 2022 16:53:10 GMT
scorpiodog: I didn’t even go to a work event during lockdown. I went to work, but instead of BYOB, it was BYOL. Jan 16, 2022 8:15:53 GMT
minorkey: BYOL? Jan 16, 2022 11:43:03 GMT
ocarolan: :coffee: :popcorn: Jan 16, 2022 13:24:41 GMT
NikGnashers: Evening all, if you're looking for something different, thought I'd share what I'm listening to right now : www.twitch.tv/erikmongrain Jan 16, 2022 18:25:36 GMT
NikGnashers: Nice original fingerstyle, John Gomm (ish) Jan 16, 2022 18:25:55 GMT
walkingdecay: The destruction of the BBC is a wanton act of vandalism which will affect Britain's culture and even its morality far into the future. Jan 17, 2022 0:46:22 GMT *
walkingdecay: It's an instinctive reaction by the pack of ravening, predatory fools in government now that it's feeling cornered: try to extend the idiocracy that fed it power in the first place by denying a source of cohesion and basic knowledge. Jan 17, 2022 4:48:27 GMT
martinrowe: Seconded Pete Jan 17, 2022 8:38:54 GMT
ocarolan: Thirded. Jan 17, 2022 11:37:43 GMT
andy3sheds: Fourthed Jan 17, 2022 22:13:49 GMT
leoroberts: Correct. Jan 17, 2022 23:02:12 GMT
robmc: 'culture Secretary' you're 'avin a laugh. The only culture going on is bacterial Jan 18, 2022 7:04:05 GMT *
curmudgeon: I've always voted Tory, until November 2019. This is not in my estimation, a genuine Conservative government. Remember what happened to "populism" in the '30s! Jan 18, 2022 12:25:23 GMT
walkingdecay: I understand your dilemma, curmudgeon. I was a Labour Party member for over 20 years, until Blair stole Thatcher's soiled old clothes and joined the Atrocians in invading Iraq. Fortunately I had a natural alternative home to go to with the Greens. Jan 18, 2022 23:04:27 GMT
walkingdecay: A friend who's retiring to Ireland had a near miss. He and his wife were standing in the driveway of a house and seriously considering buying it when a van pulled up and the driver said to them, "I hear your rats are worse. I'll start in the kitchen." Jan 19, 2022 14:40:29 GMT
robmc: I'm pretty sure that's a traditional greeting in rural areas of Ireland Jan 20, 2022 15:17:01 GMT
walkingdecay: Nice one Rob! Jan 21, 2022 16:59:18 GMT
otis1960: As in: “May the Road Rise up to Meet You, and Your Rats never be worse”? Jan 22, 2022 17:30:25 GMT
Onechordtrick: Made marmalade at the weekend. My first ever vegan-friendly batch. By which I mean it's the first time I've not cut myself slicing the oranges Jan 24, 2022 11:06:20 GMT