What happened to this poor forum?

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What happened to this poor forum?

Postby texas blues » Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:07 am

I used to love this joint years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3CBh78qukw
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Re: What happened to this poor forum?

Postby Bant's Bluz » Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:49 pm

Texas, the only information I have is that face book has lead to the decrease in activity of discussions forums. Personally, I think it's a shame, but so goes the world with the technological advancements.
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Re: What happened to this poor forum?

Postby allanlummox » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:35 pm

I suspect a few of us are lurking in the background, waiting to see if anything interesting comes up.
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Re: What happened to this poor forum?

Postby texas blues » Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:10 pm

Ah well I dunno' if FB is a killer or not as I don't use it.

And Lummo, lurking is overrated. :D
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Re: What happened to this poor forum?

Postby diamond » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:50 pm

I still visit once or twice a month, but most certainly Facebook has lured a lot of traffic off discussion forums.

IMO Facebook doesn't come close to a discussion forum in regards to serious & interesting 'chat' about music, gear or recommendations from like-minded folks ~ I am on Facebook purely for business promo purposes, but I learned early on the truth of a Facebook saying - "how do you begin an argument on Facebook? Give an opinion on a subject, then sit back and watch..." :roll:

Slide On!

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Re: What happened to this poor forum?

Postby Lo-Fi » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:38 am

Guilty as charged. I will drop by but do not see a lot going on so take a pass.

I am not a Facebook guy but then again I do not even carry a cell phone and only own watches that you have to wind. I do think Forums can sometimes run their course and need to take a hiatus until some new blood comes a calling. There is just so much you can talk about until you run out of things to say.

On the other hand it is refreshing to not have to read posts asking "what guitar should I buy" 20 times a week. I guess the concept of going out and just playing the things goes over a lot of heads.
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Re: What happened to this poor forum?

Postby texas blues » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:14 am

Keep it rollin' y'all!

This forum can come back!

As per guitars, I'm debating National Delphi mic'd vs. Flying V & Tech 21 Blonde into

the P.A. thursday.
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Re: What happened to this poor forum?

Postby goldbrick » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:15 am

Yep. It used to be a good one.

I am not a face book guy either.

I see my friends in person.
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Re: What happened to this poor forum?

Postby texas blues » Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:15 am

goldbrick wrote:Yep. It used to be a good one.

I am not a face book guy either.

I see my friends in person.


I remember you sir.
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Re: What happened to this poor forum?

Postby allanlummox » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:50 pm

Delphi's still my bread and butter guitar so that's how I'd go.

Just sending out my emails to the local farmers markets - this will be my second season playing them here in New England. Also been sitting in with a few different local acts - more and more on harmonica, to my surprise.

Been messing with mandolin lately - got a National RM-1v, I'm playing it tuned low, F, C, G, D, Yank Rachell style - it sounds better as a solo accompaniment to my voice. Used it for a few songs at last years "Vision and Grit" festival in Connecticut.

Been learning new music - adding some swing and New Orleans Jazz to my repertoire.

Oh how about it, other lurking old regulars? What's happening these days? What kind of strings are you using?
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Re: What happened to this poor forum?

Postby JLHooker » Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:12 pm

Even though I don't have the ability to play slide like so many of you do, I really miss this forum and I'm glad to see some activity on it.
I'm an ol' man and I've been trying to play guitar since I was 14 or so.I played with a band some in my early days but now I jam with some friends occasionally.I have mostly blues and old rock-n-roll in my head but my friends play mostly country so I go along.
I have a Gibson 339 and I use D'addario pure nickel stringsI like Dr Pure Blues but I have gotten so many bad sets that I changed to D'Addario nickel 10's.
I hope to see more activity here as I'm not a facebook person either and I'm tired of seeing "new guitar day" and "show pictures of your rig" on other forums.

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Re: What happened to this poor forum?

Postby JLHooker » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:57 pm

texas blues wrote:I used to love this joint years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3CBh78qukw


I listened to PoBoy and The Way She Do me. I like your Jr Kimbrough style.
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Re: What happened to this poor forum?

Postby texas blues » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:51 am

JLHooker wrote:
texas blues wrote:I used to love this joint years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3CBh78qukw


I listened to PoBoy and The Way She Do me. I like your Jr Kimbrough style.
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Very much obliged senor.

I am heavily into Jr. and that whole northern Mississippi hill country style of blues.

I just love one chord riffing and driving the song along like its a '57 Ford Galaxy

cruisin' down the road.

Ever 'thang you need, and nuthin' you don't.
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Re: What happened to this poor forum?

Postby LesFromChicago » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:11 am

Me I like this place too. I come by often to see is there anything under about 6 years old.

I have learned and got good advice on this here.

What strings do I use?
long skinny ones, i think they're phos nickel bu I forgot already (threw out the packaging so I can't check) They are 12-54 if I recall. on the little acoustic archtop (with a pick up glued on)
kay arch at home resting.jpg


Check you all later,
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Re: What happened to this poor forum?

Postby bow » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:48 am

allanlummox wrote:I suspect a few of us are lurking in the background, waiting to see if anything interesting comes up.



Guilty as charged...

Ironic, I was listening to "The Big Road Blues Vol 1" CD tonight...

All tunes made by Members of this forum..

And Ian, I'm still playing the Diamond Bottleneck Slide I picked up from you about 10 years ago...
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