Ed Roman passes away.

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  1. Desi

    Desi You can't handle me!

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    WOW...

    Just read the news at the TGP forums...then went to his official site.


    It's legit.


    I am a very sympathetic person, therefore I cannot say I am happy..or can scoff and think "oh, he had it coming". Despite all the horror stories I read about him, I can never even dislike him...perhaps I'm just too soft. :nuts:

    I know many on here dislike him...but I'll say it anyways...

    R.I.P, Mr. Ed Roman.
     
  2. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    There's already been a thread in Off Topic. Said thread has already been locked.
     
  3. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    Repost. It didn't go well the first time.
     
  4. Desi

    Desi You can't handle me!

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    REALLY??? I'm so sorry, guys. :eek:

    I had a feeling this might've been a repost..but I could not find the original thread...I now know why.

    Ok, please shut this down, then.

    Again, I apologize. :wavey:
     
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    MatthewK SS.org Regular

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    Wow! He didn't seem like the most healthy guy in the world, but it's still a shock to hear this. Guitar forums will never be the same without tales of the infamous Ed Roman. Whatever he may have been like it's certainly not enough for me to wish any ill towards him. R.I.P.
     
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    Don Vito SS.org Regular

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    I've stumbled onto his website in the past, but never really knew anything about him until now.

    What a character...
     
  7. -One-

    -One- Not So Kool-Aid

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    The guitar world is better for this loss, but we should still mourn his passing.

    RIP.
     
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    GuitaristOfHell The Optimist Prime.

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    Never heard of him toll now.
     
  9. DrakkarTyrannis

    DrakkarTyrannis WWSD?

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    Meh, good riddance.
     
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    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    Hmm, thread got moved. I guess the mods decided to give it a second kick at the can.
     
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    Maniacal SS.org Regular

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    Who's Ed Roman?
     
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    Fred the Shred Shrederick

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    Ed Roman: www.edroman.com

    A quick read of his amazing articles regarding guitar construction and a quick search for testimonials will give you an idea as to why he was so passionately trolled by half the internet. ;) In short, he had the business practices and the same discourse as those incredibly sleazy car salesmen you'll see in 70's movies.

    There are many people with that sort of thing going on, but Ed managed to rise to mythical status and provide massive laughter for years. I have to confess I'll miss some of his more passionate, full of bullshit articles (that would invariably suggest you buy one of his guitars, of course).
     
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    Deadnightshade U gonna eat that?

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    Imagine,just imagine,if there's afterlife,Ed Roman arguing with Les Paul about the Gibson LP headstock design problem

    :lol:
     
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    "You know I can build a better one, right?" :lol:
     
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    But, who will I buy my JEM copy from now?

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    "[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]You may wonder why you never hear about this in any of the guitar magazines !!!! Simple Answer !!! The magazines wouldn't dare piss off all their advertisers and print anything that they are trying to keep from the public. Printing these stories like I have been doing for 15 years now makes me a very unpopular person with my competitors and gets me bashed on a lot of the forums by paid company shills who will start a thread with some nonsensical lie to try and discredit me. (Ralph Nader was a pretty unpopular guy too) [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]They wish they could sue me but they can't because the truth is and always has been my defense!![/FONT] "
     
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    "I am not a racist and I have nothing against the Asian race. However I do hate large corporations whether they be American, German or Asian. I hate how they use brainwashing techniques to sell their products.
    "Bayer Aspirin" (Nazi's) "Mitsubishi" (Bombers from Pearl Harbor)"


    :squint: He's one of 'those' people. And why is my text appearing in red???
     
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    Hemi-Powered Drone Dragonblade629

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    His rants were definitely...interesting. At one minute I could be laughing uncontrollably, the next I'd be pissed off at him.

    Gotta love his "Gibson necks always break!" rant.

    Guitar Repair Las Vegas, Broken Gibson Guitars - Poorly Designed and Overpriced

    Shame I never got to show him my Epiphone Les Paul that I've had since I was nine.

    Sadly, there won't be any more. Let's hope he's yelling at god over the structure and breaking of human necks. :lol:

    EDIT-Wait, what if he had an heir? A recluse possibly even crazier than he is?

    He voted for Nader. :lol:
     
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    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    Once it turns pink you've reached critical mass and are doomed to publicly humiliate yourself in a fury of blind rage toward all things SS.org... I done seen it... :agreed:
     
  19. Dan_Vacant

    Dan_Vacant Hi I'm Dan.

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    That is epiphone though he said epihone necks are even better then gibson necks.
     
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    RIP Roman

    Might have been a dodgy guy, but seriously, it's not great that he died (dying is never, ever a good thing).
     
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