I was here when Jim Gillette was still part of the board and had his own section. I was here during years when when MAB would post several times a week. That was a very nice time in the history of this forum. Michael was doing something by answering questions from his fans that I don't think any other well known virtuoso level guitarist was doing! He even had an audience participation thing I think on "Hands Without Shadows" or the album right before or right after that. By that I mean I seem to remember he had a bunch of guitar players from this forum actually play on a solo of one of his songs and he recorded it!
Sadly it doesn't seem like we will ever see that level of interaction between fans and MAB here again. I feel like I'm one of the lone people who still checks in here from time to time but this place is nothing like it once was and that's a shame because it used to be great!
Last Edit: Mar 1, 2017 13:08:45 GMT -6 by blackjack
Unfoftunately, due to social media, forums are on their way out. Some forums will last but the majority of them won't. MAB have not made any comments here in a long while and I don't blame him because there's almost no activity at all here anymore.
I did send Steve (S-H) a message a year ago and he has not responded, he's not been online for almost three years now. I hope he's OK.
Just for information, MAB is talking a lot with fans vía Facebook, maybe not in the deepest levels that the forum reached years ago (explaining techniques, equipment, technical questions etc.) but you can talk with him. As a reference, he commented a cover that I did of No Boundaries via Facebook.
Yes, social media seems to be where everyone hangs out these days. Facebook ibeing the most popular. You can follow MAB on his official Facebook page but we also have a closed group of which MAB is a member and post regularly. . If anyone would like join us you can do so on the link below.