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HAMAMATSU
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Joined: 30 Aug 2018
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Location: YOKOSUKA, JAPAN.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:02 pm    Post subject: "This Forum" Reply with quote

thank you so much for this fantastic forum ned! this is absolutely the best japanese guitar forum! anyway, i was once here before about a decade ago and this forum used to be so active and so much fun. now i am back here and what i see is that nobody is really writing anymore. people are still reading but not writing. what happened? where everyone has gone? this forum is absolutely the best and the informations here has are so genuine and precious even the japanese dont have equally. if we lose here then we will never know about the japanese guitars deeply ever again. this forum is so important for the guitar world! so please come back here again everyone and write again. really hope it will be back again like it used to be. again, thank you so much for this forum ned. being very patient and generous over the years. please the god bless tokai forum. please! joey hamamatsu.
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wulfman
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Joined: 07 Feb 2010
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Location: Ottawa

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Joey,

I think some of the action has moved to different places like facebook groups. I do like to check in here a couple of times a week and the archives here were a great education in Japanese guitars.

I'm now in Tokyo so am looking forward to meeting some of the members in Japan sometime.

Cheers!
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felixcatus
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Joined: 03 Nov 2010
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Location: Antwerp, Belgium

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:57 am    Post subject: Re: "This Forum" Reply with quote

HAMAMATSU wrote:
i was once here before about a decade ago and this forum used to be so active and so much fun. now i am back here and what i see is that nobody is really writing anymore. people are still reading but not writing. what happened? where everyone has gone? .


I think/noticed the main reason for the 'drop' was after some members disagreeing/questioning forum policies & instructions, some were banned, some voluntary stayed away.
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marcusnieman
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Joined: 22 May 2003
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Location: Dallas, Texas

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I joined back in 2002 - like Harold said, long before Facebook and other social media. Now there is so much information everywhere......

Also, the popularity of MIJ guitars has exploded over the last 15 years. And so have prices for that same reason. I've also noticed that the availability of great MIJ guitars has diminished - probably due to people keeping the guitars. Myself included - I'm not selling them because I want to make money over what I paid for them. I'm keeping them because I'm playing them and could probably never replace them again - at any cost.

Still a good forum. Like any relationship, it has matured and evolved.
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felixcatus
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wulfman wrote:


I think some of the action has moved to different places like facebook groups. I do like to check in here a couple of times a week and the archives here were a great education in Japanese guitars.



marcusnieman wrote:
I joined back in 2002 - like Harold said, long before Facebook and other social media. Now there is so much information everywhere......


I also still see (among which a 'former' frequent poster making) 'same old' lively Tokai/MIJ conversations on other guitar specific fora, could have been held here.
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HAMAMATSU
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i28UEoLXVFQ

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