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RIP Steinar Gregertsen


(@ricochet)
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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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"A cheerful heart is good medicine."


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(@greybeard)
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*speechless*

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(@boxboy)
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Holy smokes.
Such a great player and a wonderful, generous contributor to GN. :(

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 Crow
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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.

"You can't write a chord ugly enough to say what you want to say sometimes, so you have to rely on a giraffe filled with whipped cream." - Frank Zappa


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 Bish
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Very sad to hear this news.

RIP, my friend.

Bish

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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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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.

Vic.

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(@tinsmith)
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Holy Moly....R.I.P. Steinar


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(@nicktorres)
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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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(@trguitar)
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I am in shock! Don't know what to say.......

"Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard,
grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em."
-- The Webb Wilder Credo --


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(@paulhackett)
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I knew Steinar through his music and his presence on the message boards here.

It's a sad day to lose a gifted musician and a friend to all of us.

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(@dogbite)
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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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 Nuno
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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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(@rparker)
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This sort of thing really makes you step back and think about things.

RIP, Steinar

Roy
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(@sgincyqx)
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Really sorry to hear that.

Rest in peace, brother

Ewan McGregor: I said, "Eve, I want you to look after my wedding ring while I'm away," and she started to cry and I said, "Eve. Eve, I can't wear my ring or I won't get laid on the trip!"


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