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Talkbass: The Early Years!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by LoJoe, May 5, 2003.

  1. LoJoe


    Sep 5, 2002
    Concord, NC USA.
    Want to know what Talkbass or various other websites looked like way back when? Go to the Wayback machine and type in the URL. It may give you a selection of various years of that websites evolution to view. It's here:


    Here's a look at Talkbass way back in October 99

    Talkbass 1999
  2. Wow.That's SOoooooooo old school.

    Even back with Talkbass first started it was the #1 place for bass! :D
  3. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    That is a Trip, literally.
  4. Ben Mishler

    Ben Mishler

    Jan 22, 2003
    San Jose
    Thats really cool to see talkbass back in the day.
  5. Wow.:eek: Before MY time.

    ::bows and backs away reverently::

    Rock on
  6. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i was on that board, so was ed, joris, bruce, jimk and a few others. it was actually really cool, there were _no_ teeny boppers on there ;)
  7. Yeah, then me and Biski showed up and ruined all the fun, didn't we?:D

    Rock on
  8. Biski was one funny little girl.
  9. Yeah...:(

    Rock on
  10. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    you guys weren't anywhere near that board. that one wasn't even a ubb board, but some other kind. that page is a generation or two of boards before you guys showed up.
  11. Yeah, you old timers keep spoutin' off about it. Just another "When I was your age, we had to walk barefoot through the snow both ways..." stories. Sometimes I doubt that it even existed, that's this is all just a big plot to makes us fear you. I've met you. I'm taller and faster, and my dad can beat up your dad, so neener neener.

    Sorry, I'm in a really weird mood tonight. Too much Benadryl and not enough food.:D

    Rock on
  12. Whoooooaaaaaaa......

    "Visit the biggest bass discussion on the internet, with nearly a thousand members from all over the world."

    And there are HOW many members now??! :eek:
  13. Two months before I joined....I think Ijo├Żned after the first facelift. But the site was not ubb then, either.
  14. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    I joined at the same time.
  15. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.


    1000 What are we on now? something like 30,000 isnt it :D

    Ahhh back in the day when it used dodgey frames. I remeber on my first visit here i printed out tabs for the memory remains by metallica. Ive still got it tucked in the back of my folder :D
  16. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    This board didn't take off until April of 2000! :p That's when things REALLY got good!
  17. now, that's really cool, but you have to imagine a "Punch the monkey!" banner across the top of the screen (I lurked for a while before joining)
  18. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    the real fun didn't join til i joined:D

    but really...i browsed for about a onth before joining too...

  19. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Funny - I was going to say that that was when it started to go downhill - it was great before then!! ;)
  20. LoJoe


    Sep 5, 2002
    Concord, NC USA.
    Very cool to take a walk down memory lane. Somewhat bitter sweet at times also. If you've been following the Rana Ross thread, check out the snapshot of August 2000

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