RIP Steinar Gregertsen

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RIP Steinar Gregertsen

Post by Ricochet » February 27th, 2012, 8:04 am

I am sad to pass on the news that Steinar Gregertsen, a friend, member of this board, fantastic musician (mainly a lap steel player) and all-around good guy, has passed away today. RIP, Steinar!

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Post by greybeard » February 27th, 2012, 10:29 am

*speechless*
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Re: RIP Steinar Gregertsen

Post by boxboy » February 27th, 2012, 1:48 pm

Holy smokes.
Such a great player and a wonderful, generous contributor to GN. :(
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Re: RIP Steinar Gregertsen

Post by Crow » February 27th, 2012, 4:19 pm

More details on his final days available here.

I read Steinar's posts on slide playing religiously. His counsel was always crystal-clear & generous. I'll miss him.
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Re: RIP Steinar Gregertsen

Post by Bish » February 27th, 2012, 5:07 pm

Very sad to hear this news.

RIP, my friend. :cry:
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Post by Vic Lewis VL » February 27th, 2012, 5:35 pm

Very sad news. I looked up to and admired Steinar as a top-class musician, who was always ready to share his knowledge, and was a genuinely nice guy too. The world is a poorer place today for his passing.

RIP, Steinar - proud to have called you my friend.

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Post by tinsmith » February 27th, 2012, 6:20 pm

Holy Moly....R.I.P. Steinar

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Post by Nick » February 27th, 2012, 8:09 pm

oh no....that is really terrible news.

I think I'm going to have to go have a listen to his CDs.
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Re: RIP Steinar Gregertsen

Post by TRGuitar » February 27th, 2012, 8:19 pm

I am in shock! Don't know what to say....... :cry:
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Post by Guitar Noise » February 27th, 2012, 10:38 pm

I knew Steinar through his music and his presence on the message boards here.

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Post by dogbite » February 28th, 2012, 7:30 am

really shocking news. Steinar was up and about and verging on a recovery one day; the next he is gone.
he was a biog influence on me when I first discovered lap steels and alternate tunings. he turned me on to players, builds, and effects. I feel as thought my left arm has been cut off.
sad sad news. thanks, man, for all your generous help.

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Post by Nuno » February 28th, 2012, 4:19 pm

I did read the post on the GN blog... I can not believe it... I'm in shock, too.

I also remind his advices when I bought the bass...

Sad news.

RIP Steinar.

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Post by rparker » March 2nd, 2012, 10:54 am

This sort of thing really makes you step back and think about things.

RIP, Steinar
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Post by SGinCYQX » March 5th, 2012, 9:55 pm

Really sorry to hear that.

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