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    Guys, I was just looking through some OLD Guitar World magazines. In July 1993, Brad's letter was published in the sounding board. His revelation?

    "a bass is just another guitar-SHAPED instrument" and that bass lines do NOT belong in Guitar World transciptions.

    I wonder what all the bass players, and Michael Anthony, have to say about that.

    His letter got a few responses in the September issue of that year. My favorite: "It seems that Brad Starks has been in the military too long for an original thought to cross his mind."


    Hmmm...the guy that wrote THAT was quite prophetic, eh Brett??





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    lol. Have the dome folks seen this yet? I cringe at the thought of what an uproar that will make. I can hear it now.

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    If anyone here is also a PD'er, please take this over there. I don't have the heart to do it myself.

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    i didn't know that brad played the guitar. i know brett does. whatever, it still baffles me how brad actually stuck the job of official vh webmaster. to each their own, i guess.

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    Then again, a guitar is just a BASS shaped instrument...

    Does this guy even know what Van Halen does??*LOL*

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    Brad knows that VH is a 3-piece instrumental band.

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    I said the same thing at the Dome about this post. I'll say it here too.

    I mean, technically, he's right. Brad that is. It's not a guitar. It's a bass. It's shaped as a guitar so it's easier to play and stuff.
    Basic instruments show guitars and bass separately in the strings category.



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    TimPabs1....the joke here is not so much what Brad said, but the response that someone gave of him not having an original thought.

    If you are unaware, the Pension Dome (where people retire their sanity and good judgment) is nothing but a 2-bit knock-off of THIS forum.

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    Hmmm.....very interesting indeed.

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    Yeah, Brad plays the guitar.

    I really don't see what this has to do with anything. So he wrote a dumb letter. Why does that make him any worse of a webmaster??

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    Synth...it isn't so much what he said, but the comment someone made about him in a later issue. Ya know, the one regarding Brad not having an original thought.

    (they kinda stole the idea for the pleasure dumb from THIS board)


    Jeeze, how many times must this be explained???

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    Well, you'll probably slap a "Brad defender!" label on me, but VH message boards existed before this board did. Anyway, imitation is the highest form of flattery.

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    NONSENSE, nothing existed before VHLinks.com.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Brett:
    NONSENSE, nothing existed before VHLinks.com.

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    Brett was the first to setup a UBB board for VH, to my knowledge. He showed the rest of them how it should be done, and they've all fallen in line. There's a glut of them now. Like so many things though, VHLinks may be immitated, but duplicated? No way.

 

 

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