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: I can't look at pictures of that smirking slug without wanting to throw. Jun 28, 2020 13:31:40 GMT
ocarolan: ..up? or rotten tomatoes Pete? Or both? Probably the latter is best. Jun 28, 2020 21:32:39 GMT
curmudgeon: The use of the nickname "Bubbles" made me think of Matt Lucas' character "Bubbles DeVere" and seeing our great leader doing (a) pressup after having a baby (poor woman!) there seems to be a connection somehow: "Bubbles Johnson? Bubbles DePfeffel? Jun 29, 2020 12:46:24 GMT
walkingdecay: Clinical Support Bubbles in the event of an accidental press up that isn't fake? Jun 30, 2020 11:46:39 GMT
NewDave: Boris Johnson seems to think he is a cross between Churchill and F D Roosevelt. Funny. When I look at him I see the bastard lovechild of Benny Hill and Harold Shipman. Jun 30, 2020 17:19:27 GMT
walkingdecay: Hah! My wife says Roosevelt would be so affronted by the self-comparison he would beat Johnson into a heap of blubber with one of his walking sticks. Jun 30, 2020 20:16:18 GMT
walkingdecay: Speaking of Benny he was a big fan of bluegrass and turned up at a lot of Bill Monroe gigs. There was one rule with him if you wrote gags though: never try to sell him any material because he'd refuse it and then blatantly steal it. Jun 30, 2020 20:24:33 GMT
NewDave: Sounds like Mrs Decay might appreciate these. Jul 1, 2020 5:43:35 GMT
walkingdecay: Urgh! Um, thanks? Jul 1, 2020 7:12:55 GMT
NewDave: I think he's a Hogarth for our times. But yeah, they're a bit grim. He's developing a symbolic language all his own. Steve McFadden's (Phil Mitchell from Eastenders) looks of disgust and resignation are a joy and manatees are meant to by symbols of hope Jul 1, 2020 9:35:06 GMT
NewDave: Searching for the hidden Cilla Black can bring hours of entertainment. Or maybe that's just me. :blush: Jul 1, 2020 9:35:41 GMT
walkingdecay: Maybe there's a hidden Cilla Black in everyone. Jul 1, 2020 20:27:20 GMT
NewDave: Unleash your inner Cilla? The Personal Growth Weekend that's a lorra lorra laughs. Jul 2, 2020 10:28:07 GMT
martinrowe: :) Jul 2, 2020 13:25:38 GMT
walkingdecay: Sadly the long awaited release of Homegrown hasn't granted us a vital missing piece of the Neil Young puzzle after all. I suspect Neil gets all his puzzle pieces from different boxes anyway. Jul 2, 2020 20:33:04 GMT
walkingdecay: I still have a 'Release Potatoland' badge. Worth at least a million quid, I reckon. Jul 2, 2020 20:36:51 GMT
NewDave: Johnson's greatest is achievement is making that blithe, insouciant lightweight Cameron seem statesmanlike. That LBC interview. Holy Cow! Jul 3, 2020 9:05:04 GMT
walkingdecay: One of the weird things about that stupid virus is that symptoms reappear weeks later. Last week I felt like housebricks had replaced key joints of my body; now I find I can't taste anything again. Jul 4, 2020 7:32:19 GMT
ocarolan: Housebricks for knees? There is mortar this virus than first appears! But sorry to hear that Pete - hope you will recover soon - all the best to you and Mrs Decay - stay safe. Jul 4, 2020 9:46:16 GMT
walkingdecay: "mortar..." I like it! Jul 4, 2020 13:15:08 GMT