I would like to apologize to the members here..

Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by Jblpplayer, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Jblpplayer

    Jblpplayer V.I.P. Member

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    Gentleman,
    I would like to apologize for my behavior on this forum this past week. I feel after a long think about it that I treated you and this place with disrespect after feeling accused of colluding with a dealer to scam a fellow collector. I said many things that I now regret and feel I have diminished the overall community by making someone else's issue about me. With that I apologize to Gregory and Victor and to those I have offended. That is not how I do business and treat people. I allowed the New York Italian get the best of me, Thank you for welcoming me all those years ago and for the hospitality over the years. This will be my LAST post here on the MLPF.. (I promise) I wish you all the very best and I hope you all enjoy this gear as much as I do.
    All the Best,
    Joe Bonamassa
     
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  2. eric ernest

    eric ernest V.I.P. Member

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    Thanks for your gracious words and explanation, we have all lost our cool at one time or another.

    God knows I have! :laugh2:

    That's life. :cheers:
     
  3. RAG7890

    RAG7890 Premium Member

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    Joe, everyone has a dummy spit now & then. None of us are perfect. :)

    Regardless of what happened I think most members would like to see you continue to post on MLPF.

    :cheers2:
     
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  4. Crotch

    Crotch Support MLP Veterans & Vendors Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    I'd prefer you just stay. Not really that big a deal in the grand scheme of things. Im certainly not running out to sell my JB gear. And will more than likely see you at the next meet and greet show in milwaukee. We'll probably laugh about this.

    Andy
     
  5. bossaddict

    bossaddict @david.beason on IG Premium Member

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    Joe, I just wanted to echo Eric and Rudi's sentiments above and also reiterate that as far as I'm concerned, you are always welcome here. Your positive contributions have far outweighed anything that might have transpired in the last week, IMO.

    :cheers:

    David
     
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  6. Les Kiwi

    Les Kiwi Senior Member

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    Don't leave. Your input and knowledge has been and will continue to be invaluable to all MLP members. We all say things in the heat of the moment but we are ultimately all friends here with a shared love of the instrument and music in general.
     
  7. Seven

    Seven Silver Supporter

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    I hope you still post also.

    Bought tickets last year for the family to come see you @ ACL May 25th. This will be our 4th time seeing you. We all love your music and look forward to seeing you again. :applause:
     
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  8. dc007

    dc007 Senior Member

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    My thoughts exactly
     
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  9. NorlinBlackBeauty

    NorlinBlackBeauty Senior Member

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    A relative noob here ... Joe Bonamassa is actually a member here?!?!
    I had no idea ...

    Yes, please stay. :)
     
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  10. DarrellV

    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    +1 on the noob and the surprise and the wishes that you would stay! :thumb:

    I have never even crossed paths with you, but I CAN speak for the MLP experience and know that the sentiments expressed by the members in here are genuine and speak for most if not all of us at MLP! :cheers:

    Members make the forum, sir! :cheers2:

    We are big enough to overlook the faults in each of us that pop up from time to time, but it is much harder to recover from the silence of a valued member departed...... :(Please stay! :jam:
     
  11. mdubya

    mdubya Senior Member

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    Hopefully, you will reconsider this position, too. :cheers:
     
  12. PierM

    PierM Black & Gold Premium Member

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    ...that was a great drama queen exit speech! :rofl::rofl::rofl:


    :wave:
     
  13. Herr Dalbergia

    Herr Dalbergia Senior Member

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    This post of you, Mr JB has great style and shows your best side.

    Respect and very much appreciated.

    You weren’t so unfriendly at all, and you also had to take some hard comments....

    And it would be really sad if you would stop posting, since I have highest regards for your knowledge.

    Your playing sucks btw.....you should start playing some rock and not this old grandpa blues stuff....

    Cheers, rock on...and don’t leave because of an old stupid guitar.....everybody knows the Conti is fake ;)
     
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    gave my head a shake on that post, . headshakes are rare for me, reserved for only the most insensitive comments.
     
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  15. 67tripower

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    Stick around dude. :jb:
     
  16. Pal

    Pal Senior Member

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    At this point I think the only real solution is,

    Challenging your detractors to a guitar duel.
    Winner keeps the souls.
     
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  17. Kingdom of Nye

    Kingdom of Nye Senior Member

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    It's OK, I got so pissed that I sent a guy on MLP my address once so he could come fight me, but I'm still here.

    Screw it!
     
  18. Geronimo

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    I guess when it was implied that RD made it look like you met with him to “make him feel good” , implying you were in cahoots with the seller, weather he meant it that way or not, is when you lost your cool. It kind of seemed that way to me also and at least a couple other guys here. You’re only human, plus your a hot headed Italian when you think you’re being messed with. Having a vowel at the end of my last name makes me understand it all too well. I think your apology is honest and sincere and that’s good enough for me and it shows class.
    I’ll have to admit at first I thought losing your cool was unwarranted but after reading the post again and havin Yeti point it out, you were justified in being pissed. FWIW, I say it’s over and done with.
     
  19. wildhawk1

    wildhawk1 Senior Member

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    I share the thimble full of knowledge I have with local musicians to further the art.

    The actual playing part is only half of what a good musician does.

    EVERYBODY has their off day and wishes they could hit the rewind.

    No big deal. It's life.

    Asking you to rethink and continue to share your knowledge with brothers and sisters in music.
     
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  20. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    Hey Mr. B LP Player,
    I didn't see the "thing" develop but shit happens.
    And when it's over it's over.
    You apologized because you felt it was the thing to do for you and I respect that.
    It's over now.

    I have always appreciated you sharing knowledge and chewing the fat around guitars.
    You give those '59's and '58 V's a new life on stage and share their tone with the world.
    You have also brought great opportunities for others to shine in a different light (Beth Hart... :thumb:).
    Your contribution to "guitar" and "music" is very much appreciated by thousands of people.

    Feel free to post again.
    In fact, please post again some time!
    It's an honor for us, "mortals" :)D) to have you around here.
    I hope you come back.
    Oh, and fuck the haters!

    You are :welcome:!
     
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