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Meet the new boss, not the same as the old boss.

 

I won't bore you with the unnecessary details, but we have a new server host and a new owner. MusicPlayer Network is no longer affiliated with the various defunct magazines that made up its roster.

 

There was some real debate as to whether this group was going to be migrated (by debate, I mean they asked me if they should migrate it, and I had to think about it). I've never been one to believe that a forum can grow in any way except for organically. But ever since that one glitch a couple years ago, we have been limping along. I will admit to long pockets of not actually being in the Lowdown except to make sure there's no spam, porn, or Wishbasses (I'm kidding). I'm happy, more than happy, to commit to being your active, engaged admin, but we all have to start participating a bit more. But I will lead by example, and you guys can choose to do what you like. I'm not saying that disbanding the Lowdown is good or bad, nor is sustaining it inherently a good thing if it just clutters up the forum list as a dead fish.

 

So I will post more interesting stuff about bass, and I invite you to do or not do what you feel is appropriate. I just don't want anyone to be surprised no matter what happens.

 

Thanks!

"For instance" is not proof.

 

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Maybe some folks on here who may be in touch with members who migrated over to some of the other bass forums during the glitch could invite them back? The recent changes have insured that the platform isn't going anywhere.

Dan

 

Acoustic/Electric stringed instruments ranging from 4 to 230 strings, hammered, picked, fingered, slapped, and plucked. Analog and Digital Electronic instruments, reeds, and throat/mouth.

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Zeronyne, thanks for your efforts. I always said we are one server upgrade away from being gone but I guess we scraped by another one for now.

This is the closest thing to social media I participate in so I'd probably drop off the radar once it's gone.

 

I really have to figure out a place to post some gear pics so I can share. I've gotten a bunch of cool, though not very expensive, gear over the past four years that I haven't shared.

 

I should really be practicing. I don't know for what, but I should.

If you think my playing is bad, you should hear me sing!
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I won't bore you with the unnecessary details, but we have a new server host and a new owner. MusicPlayer Network is no longer affiliated with the various defunct magazines that made up its roster.

As some of you may have guessed from the unusual amount of global posts with my name on them, I'm one of the people who helped arrange for the forums to separate from the magazines.

 

The bottom line is that we wanted these communities to not only be able to continue to survive, but to hopefully evolve and grow into a useful and fun resource by musicians, for musicians...kind of 'the inmates running the asylum' sort of thing. :D

 

We"ve been lucky enough to have some of the original MPN moderators and forums return, and have already had a few new friends join the community. It should be fun to see where things go over the next few months. :cool:

 

Thanks for the support of those who started this place and have kept it alive over the years!

 

dB

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I come here every now and again. I miss the "good old days" as I cut my teeth here. Got lots of good advice, took a lot of ribbing over my decisions, and it has been a great place.

I moderate on "another" forum where I aols went after "the glitch" here. I'll try to come around, but it's hard to get back what once was.

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It's great to see some old buds popping up again!

 

This was my first group, invited by Bob G after some very interesting discussions re: upright bass. It's true - you never forget your -first-. I continue to check in here every morning to see what's what and who's who and I'll try to contribute more when time permits. Thanks to Dave and 09 for keeping the joint jumping, and to those stalwarts who keep renaming their bands. :D

Play. Just play.
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So...Who's still here?

 

Sweet Willie? Tom C? So many I'm not seeing here...

 

I am, every now and then.

 

But musically, I am not too active. And on a personal level, my significant other and I decided after a 20-year run, that the time has come to go solo. Interesting times ahead...

 

 

"I'm a work in progress." Micky Barnes

 

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So, I thought I would check it out after a VERY long time. So long that the email address was with an ISP that went bankrupt 15 years ago. And my saved password was older than that. That I remembered the password and ID is a certifiable miracle.

 

Glad that this forum survived.

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Wow. What IS that smell? My first visit to the forum in ... oh ... I have no idea. Years. Some familiar names. Got into a discussion about Pastorius with someone running a CL ad for a bassist and got me to thinking the discussion on this forum about the iconic jazz bassists. Guess I need to lock down an avatar again.

 

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

 

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Well, Hello Again everybody!! Guess what... I was listening to some old tunes and tried to remember something about the name of certain obscure bass player whose name is not on the top 30 list anywhere else, and I remembered that years ago there was a discussion in the old LowDown where he was mentioned, and googled... and found the LowDown again after so many years of thinking it was gone!! Glad to know it's back around, and with some familiar names too!. Greetings and best wishes to everyone!!!!!

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I'm in the FB group, and didn't know that this had been revived.

 

But thanks to the miracle of data breaches, I'm being forced to change my passwords everywhere...so it's good to be back here! Hope things pick up. Like many of you I have good memories of this forum.

"Of all the world's bassists, I'm one of them!" - Lug
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I'm still here, but I've been on the guitar side lately, talking about new guitar gear. Been playing a lot of guitar lately, and also have a full drum set now and really enjoying playing that too.

 

Don't worry though, still playing bass and enjoying new pickups and sonic flavors. Lots of fun still to be had in this new strange world, but please be careful out there. :)

 

I'm a lot more like I am now than I was when I got here.

 

 

 

 

 

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I still have this on my bookmarks. I do try to come and see what's up now and again. I will try to do so more often. I am growing tired of Facebook and am debating deleting my account there. Although I do like a couple groups there, there's just so much negativity. I tend to be on TalkBass and Instagram for my connections to my bass friends and community.
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Well, I guess the end of this forum is finally near.  It lasted much longer than anyone had expected. The Lowdown was probably the last place on the web where people were decent to each other and kept our focus away from the things in this world that cause augments. Except for the fact that the P Bass is far superior to the Jazz.

This is about my limit as far as social media is concerned.

Nice knowing most of you.  wwlwdesktop.thumb.jpg.a2162db66242b148c4aad6fa01e6516c.jpgst

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If you think my playing is bad, you should hear me sing!
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It looks to me like this is still here and going to stay. I play guitar and have become a bit of a home studio rat - that just drives home the fact that the bass is the most important thing. If the bass is great, the song can be great. If the bass isn't so great, a great song hasn't a prayer of being anything much. 

Stick around, we can build this thing!!!! Now we are finally on a more stable platform, I imagine quite a few folks left because they kept getting logged off. 

Maybe we can drive traffic from other bass sites too. Cheers, Kuru

It took a chunk of my life to get here and I am still not sure where "here" is.
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22 hours ago, butcherNburn said:

Well, I guess the end of this forum is finally near.  It lasted much longer than anyone had expected. The Lowdown was probably the last place on the web where people were decent to each other and kept our focus away from the things in this world that cause augments. Except for the fact that the P Bass is far superior to the Jazz.

This is about my limit as far as social media is concerned.

Nice knowing most of you.  st

Why do you say that? :idk:

We've spent a bunch of time, energy and $ to try and save these forums.  Wasn't easy moving them off the decrepit old site to one that actually works.

 

MPN is not owned by corporations.  We can do whatever we want.  What would you like to see here?  

 

Talk to me - I have the keys to the place... 😎

 

dB

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I will post here until the pry my cold dead fingers off my keyboard! 😡

 

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You can stop now -jeremyc

STOP QUOTING EVERY THING I SAY!!! -Bass_god_offspring

lug, you should add that statement to you signature.-Tenstrum

I'm not sure any argument can top lug's. - Sweet Willie

 

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