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Discussion in 'In Memoriam' started by BassikLee, Oct 7, 2020.
Ronnie Goss, aka Mech, passed away last night. He will be missed.
@mech was the man when it came to Peavey. He will be missed.
That’s so sad. He will be missed.
Ronnie even had time to talk to a far away Aussie in a private conversation back in April 2018..the guy was a most generous soul and a fount of knowledge when it came to anything Peavey..he was only a couple years older then me and his passing will leave a sad vacancy here on this forum.
I doubt if he would mind me posting a couple of his pics he shared with me, so enjoy...
He spoke fondly of his dad and also gave me this pic...
Quoted from Ronnie..."Been doing this almost 56 years. Music store tech and engineering background. My dad was a great inspiration musically, his love of reading and about how things work. Taught me how to wrench on cars at an early age and started showing me how to do setups/electronic repairs on guitars when my first needed the strings changed. I've blessed him almost every day for these things. Here's a pic of him and a double neck instrument he built in the early 1960s...guitar and mandolin. I still have it. He played both kinds of music...Country and Western!"
A couple of pics and quick story from Ronnie on a couple of his early bands...
Quoted from Ronnie..."I've played in small bands and large....large are my favorite by far, so many players to add their own brand of energy. Two of the best..... The Crackerjacks 1969 and The House Rockers 2016 (real blues and R&B). Crackerjacks added a trombone shortly after the pic so we could do Chicago and the House Rockers always had a guest guitar or keys player so add one to each."
His beautiful Peavey Dyna 5
gawd DAMMNIT. 2020 can gfy
Sorry to hear this. RIP Ronnie.
Not good - bad, will be missed a lot.
Well FAD. RIP Ronnie
Sorry to hear . Rest peacefully Ronnie.
It's been a tough couple of years...
Sad RIP Ronnie
Rest In Peace
When I first joined TB, he would post on my whacky newbie ideas and give encouragement, always saying it doesn't hurt to try things and experiment.
RIP to an entertaining and cool TB brother.
Rest in peace, Ronnie. You were a nice guy.
He always seemed to be pretty helpful and upbeat.
Hello people of TalkBass! I'm Ronnie Goss's stepson, and this is my first ever message here. (I'm a player, but more of a guitar guy, and I don't really post on any of the boards. I do lurk on a few; mainly the ones dedicated to twangier side of guitar nerdism.)
I wanted to thank everyone — belatedly — for the nice messages about Ronnie, and especially the pics from some of his storied music career. I own a lot of that memorabilia now — some pretty cool stuff — and I could scan some of it and post it here if anyone's interested. (I knew Ronnie for a very long time, and he never told me that his teenage band The Astrons had opened for the Animals in the mid-'60s in Laurel, MS, but they sure did.) Ronnie was very into hanging out here, and I know that the people of TalkBass meant a whole lot to him, especially after my mom passed away. He talked about it a good bit.
Just seeing this. I met your stepfather in January 2018. I did some work in Meridian for a couple of weeks on and off for a couple of years. I met him at the Waffle House a few times and then we would go back to his house and talk bass and Peavey. He was a wealth of knowledge and helped me restore a couple of Peavey's. I sure could use his advice right now as I have a few more projects. I loved going to his house and drooling over his collection of basses, what a treasure! Sorry for your loss, Ronnie was a big loss for the Peavey community as well.
RIP Ronnie. @Gorath X, your stepfather took the time to give me enough knowledge and confidence to try a tricky repair even though i had pretty much no idea what i was doing. Helpful and upbeat pretty much says it all. wish i'd had a chance to thank him in person