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Back in the olden days, before talkbass, bassworld and basschat, did anyone here use or post to alt.guitar.bass newsgroup?

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I posted a little bit but lurked more, Can't remember many of the names from back then, I think Dude Barr was on-later of the Dudepit (Use to hang on there too)

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[quote name='Geddys nose' timestamp='1457878906' post='3002570']
I posted a little bit but lurked more, Can't remember many of the names from back then, I think Dude Barr was on-later of the Dudepit (Use to hang on there too)
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Same here - read a lot more than posted.

Seems like a loooong time ago.

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I used to post to it and came across the archives by mistake earlier today. It was weird reading some of those exchanges and some of the drivel posted by one guy who kept on posting under different usernames.

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I used to read and post to agb. I revisited it fairly recently and gave up on it pretty much straight away.

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[quote name='NancyJohnson' timestamp='1457861107' post='3002334']
Back in the olden days, before talkbass, bassworld and basschat, did anyone here use or post to alt.guitar.bass newsgroup?
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I posted regularly on several music related USENET groups, but only rarely on that one. I may have posted a bit more on rec.music.makers.bass, but I don't remember either one as being all that useful, in all honesty. I was quite active on rec.music.makers.guitar and alt.guitar.amps and a few of the recording related groups though. It was pretty amazing how rude people could be to each other back then.

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[quote name='Passinwind' timestamp='1458056545' post='3004242']
I posted regularly on several music related USENET groups, but only rarely on that one. I may have posted a bit more on rec.music.makers.bass, but I don't remember either one as being all that useful, in all honesty. I was quite active on rec.music.makers.guitar and alt.guitar.amps and a few of the recording related groups though. It was pretty amazing how rude people could be to each other back then.
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Wow, those group names bring back memories....

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[quote name='Geddys nose' timestamp='1457878906' post='3002570']
I posted a little bit but lurked more, Can't remember many of the names from back then, I think Dude Barr was on-later of the Dudepit (Use to hang on there too)
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Same here. I found the uk.music.guitar (or whatever it was called) group slightly more useful for discussion as the US traffic was kind of slow at the times of day that I had internet access back then.

Anyone else remember Jarl Sigurd?

Check out this spam...

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.guitar.bass/-fyQ1_wevuE

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It might also be of interest to some people that Steve 'Dude' Barr, drug and money issues aside, was behind a couple of Lakland special editions that are now highly collectable.

The 'Dudepit' models were pretty much the precursor to what happened with the Lakland Owners Group editions.

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[quote name='ahpook' timestamp='1458058764' post='3004270']
Wow, those group names bring back memories....
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I'm still friends in what passes for "real life" with some of those guys from rec.music.makers.guitar in the late 90s.

There are quite a few refugees from The Dudepit and even The Bottom Line listserv at Badassbassplayers.com.

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I was on usenet a lot, back around the turn of the millenium. Can't specifically recall whether I posted to alt.guitar.bass, but I'm sure I did.

Edit: yep, found some old posts, and my youth and naivety is making me cringe.

S.P.

Edited by Stylon Pilson

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Yeah I used to post to it years and years ago. I loved Usenet but stopped contributing when I stopped using a dedicated mail client.

I do miss it actually. Proper takes-no-prisoners internet activity. :)

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