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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martinrowe: I'm in stitches :) Apr 29, 2020 19:12:34 GMT
robmc: Well, all I can say is.... Sorry, I lost my thread :-/ Apr 29, 2020 19:52:11 GMT
ocarolan: So have I; darn it! Apr 29, 2020 22:11:43 GMT *
robmc: Oh dear, still can't find my thread, it's like looking for a needle in a haystack... Apr 30, 2020 6:26:16 GMT
martinrowe: You need to pin it down to a certain place Apr 30, 2020 6:40:15 GMT
leoroberts: I'm beginning to detect a bit of needle in these replies Apr 30, 2020 10:17:35 GMT
ocarolan: Just so long as this thread remains seamly, then I won't have to reel it in... Apr 30, 2020 12:58:48 GMT
martinrowe: I always liked the Searchers Apr 30, 2020 13:50:25 GMT
andrewjw: Linda R pinned it down... www.google.co.uk/search?q=silver+threads+and+golden+needles&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-gb&client=safari 😍 Apr 30, 2020 21:18:46 GMT
robmc: Oh yes, I imagine her needlework is faultless :topper: Apr 30, 2020 21:55:27 GMT
walkingdecay: I saw her at the Beeb when she was promoting an album called Living In The USA. Can't say I remember much of the music, only that she was an utterly gorgeous pocket-sized Venus. My tongue fell so far it's a wonder it didn't pick up fluff from the carpet. May 13, 2020 13:28:38 GMT
Akquarius: that was... when exactly? not recently I suppose? May 15, 2020 13:01:44 GMT
Akquarius: ;) May 15, 2020 17:45:14 GMT
walkingdecay: Around 1979 I think, Bernd. It's true that since then she has expanded into other areas. May 17, 2020 13:29:43 GMT
Akquarius: :D May 18, 2020 15:31:52 GMT
josemarques: hello, about my fast sale it will be only for more a few days, after this I will pack to send it back to Portugal , if you have some question or offer to do please contact me ... chears :mando: May 19, 2020 7:31:45 GMT
walkingdecay: Dolby Atmos is snake oil even if you don't bash your leg up on the stepladder. May 19, 2020 7:44:47 GMT
walkingdecay: Surround AI is surprisingly good though, so it turns out. May 23, 2020 7:23:28 GMT
walkingdecay: No rain, fever and fire in the trees. May 28, 2020 7:20:18 GMT
walkingdecay: Explanation for last. Two fires over the local common, probably resulting from arson, have ensured that self-isolating neighbours have had to keep their windows closed in hot weather. Would also be a good song title, if anyone wants it. May 28, 2020 14:03:08 GMT