Why did YOU join MLP?

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Thumpalumpacus, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    I came to buy Snake Oil Strings,
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    pickups, and to sign up for the "lifetime membership program" on the waiting list of pickups designed by some guy named Stephen.

    Then I pulled my head out of my
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    ...and all was well, happily ever after.
     
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  2. NorlinBlackBeauty

    NorlinBlackBeauty Member

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    Did not mean to ignore your reply. It seems the external links in my original reply are awaiting moderator approval.

    C'mon mods, I'm faster at this where I moderate! :p

    So here are the internal links to images: http://www.mylespaul.com/media/albums/my-gear.7742/
     
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  3. NorlinBlackBeauty

    NorlinBlackBeauty Member

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    My reply to you is also awaiting Moderator approval due to external links. C'mon Mods, I'm faster than this where I moderate. :p

    My original reply without external links: What other place might you be referring to? I decided on here for some unknown reason.
     
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  4. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    We are fast when it is necessary

    and :welcome:
     
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  5. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    Nice gear, NBB. Welcome!

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    NorlinBlackBeauty Member

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    Thanks! Seems to be a nice forum here.

    Did not realize you block external links right away like that. The majority of my posts contain them. :/
     
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  7. JonCanfield

    JonCanfield Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    Nice looking gear!!
     
  8. NorlinBlackBeauty

    NorlinBlackBeauty Member

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    Why thank you!
     
  9. DarrellV

    DarrellV Derl Ver.... ERMAHGERD!.........It's a Nerlin! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    So while you were waiting in line you decided to buy your own equipment, conduct a ton of experiments and catalog your findings, then start winding your own and start a successful business? :hmm:

    Dang! That's either an incredibly long wait or some really constructive use of time! :shock:

    Are you still on the waiting list? :rofl:[​IMG]
     
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  10. judson

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    i lurked for awhile as i was looking for some info on FB's...

    then i heard there was going to be cake so i stayed........

    btw where is the cake thread/sticky?
     
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  11. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    Hahaha!

    I never actually got on that waiting list (I knew better than to play with that particular brand of fire) but, otherwise, your summary is actually kinda accurate.

    I got tired of spending huge money over and over again on products that left me disappointed and decided to put my own electronics, mechanical, and audio knowledge and skills to work and DIY my own gear. I did, and thought my results were pretty good, so I sent some to a friend to get his thoughts. He made/posted YouTube videos and people just started contacting me looking for my website and asking about pricing. ...neither of which I had. It only took a few times of turning people with those questions away before I wised up and came up with both.
     
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  12. DarrellV

    DarrellV Derl Ver.... ERMAHGERD!.........It's a Nerlin! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Thanks James! I never knew the deetz of your startup! That right there is so simple, and so cool. Shows it can still be done!:applause:
     
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  13. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    That's the very simple story of how I got started, yep!

    The story of how I left my career and my "what you're supposed to do in life" and went head-first into (beyond) full-time working for ReWind, a couple years later, is a MUCH more interesting and complex story. I'm not sure I've ever shared it all online. I will, but I think I'll hold out and save that one for the "MLP Fireside Chat" thread, which I'll be sure to bump again, come this holiday season in a couple months.

    Keep en eye out for that one. It's a great story! There's family falling apart, near-death experiences, back-stabbing bosses, throwing it all to the wind, hallucinations, sleeping on a warehouse floor under a tin roof in the rain, a black dog, Christmas with Led Zeppelin on the road, gambling with life and stability, and new beginnings.
     
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  14. DarrellV

    DarrellV Derl Ver.... ERMAHGERD!.........It's a Nerlin! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    They have one of them??

    I just nicknamed my NGD thread a 'MLP Fireside chat' because of the length and casual nature of it.....

    I guess we really should start one up!

    We can get @Roberteaux to moderate LOL!!!
     
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    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    To learn about my LP. Learned a lot more along the way too!!!!
     
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  17. Roberteaux

    Roberteaux Alien Hominid V.I.P. Member

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    Thank you for the recognition, but I must say:

    Oh, hell no! :eek:

    I simply don't feature the patience or tolerance it takes to be a good moderator.

    MLP deserves something better than a junkyard dog for a such a critical position. And trust me: that's about what I'd come off as being... :naughty:

    But again: thank you for the nod. :)

    --R :thumb:
     
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  18. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    I saw that thread pop up a bunch and just never clicked. When I see a thread for the first time, and it already has 100+ posts, I often figure that I've missed the boat and it's probably sunk halfway into the ocean by now. I just read half of it (you still didn't receive the instrument yet, where I am in it) and I'm drawn in like a great movie. In fact, I feel like I'm watching "Miracle on 34th Street" in a way. I've got work to do, but will look forward to reading the rest later. You sure know how to spin a tale, man! I'm on the edge of my seat and you've already inspired me to have yet another go at chasing down my father's guitar, which I pawned as a desperate 17 year old trying to make rent. Fireside chat is right!
     
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  19. DarrellV

    DarrellV Derl Ver.... ERMAHGERD!.........It's a Nerlin! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    You are too kind! Thank you! :cheers:

    I'm glad you enjoying the tale...:h5:
     
  20. DarrellV

    DarrellV Derl Ver.... ERMAHGERD!.........It's a Nerlin! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Actually, I meant it along the lines of you being an experienced writer of the talus-longwindus! that you would be the man I think of when it comes to quality stories, dutifully explained!

    More like an MC or chairperson for the 'featured (BS) Artist of the day'...:laugh2:
     
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