Joel Roi from Elizabeth, NJ message
57 · sent: 2008-11-24 18:18
Great to meet you and Bonnie last
Charlene Weed from Cleveland, NY
message 56 · sent: 2008-11-17 07:06
We didn't know you played on "Family
Guy". My brother watches that show frequently.
Robb Everett from Bloomingdale IL
message 55 · sent: 2008-11-14 22:22
I hope this message finds you well
and getting ready for a joyous Christmas Holiday. I was wondering
if your music was eve going to go to something like iTunes or
Rhapsody. It's so hard to find your music. I would love to be
able to download the entire Airport Love Theme Album. Have you
ever given thought to that?
Aki Tanaka from Japan message 54
· sent: 2008-11-11 23:19
Dear Mr. Bell
About 5 years ago, I happened to
listen your tune "Lover"
(as far as my memory is correct) on the radio.
This tune was very beautiful and dreamy guitar instrumental.
I tried for long time to find this tune but I could not.
That feeling is still in my heart but I could not get it
back that clear feeling
How can I listen that "Lover" again?
My name is Aki from Japan
Please let me listen again.
Thank you for your cooperation
Mark from USA Florida message 53
· sent: 2008-10-18 19:00
Like so many others, I love your work! The Airport Love Theme
LP of yours may be my favorite mellow recording to chill out with!
Jennifer Brown from Galway, Ireland
message 52 · sent: 2008-10-13 08:12
You are my new favourite person!
I was completely enchanted by you and the tales that you told.
It was certainly one of the hightlights of the week to share a
meal and a concert with you. I feel honoured to have met you,
and it makes me smile to think of you! Big Love to you and Bonnie!
The Musical Philistine with the
TJ and Pearl and rosanna from nashville
& keywest message 51 · sent: 2008-09-19 16:10
Rosanna is showing me how to sign your guestbook. I am a "pro"
now!!!I have newly acquired the most profound and upmost respect
for you since I have found out that you are playing the music
for my third favorite TV show of all time. The Family Guy!!!!
My favorite is Hawaii5 O followed by the Simpsons. Rosanna has
informed me that I am not allowed to curse because everyone reads
this (OH BLEEP).
Thank you for all the years of your
Laura Goens from Santa Cruz Ca message
50 · sent: 2008-08-24 23:56
I love your website updates. When I read all of the songs you've
played on over the years it makes me realize that you play on
most of my favorite songs !! I love watching the video's of you
!! Please give my love to Bonnie and the rest of your family.
Bill Funcheon from Stony Point message
49 · sent: 2008-08-19 22:34
Vinnie and Bonnie--I forgot to sign on--even though I got a number--
I told Vinnie he is a lucky man-- Best to a nice couple--Bill
Brooks Arthur message 48 ·
sent: 2008-08-05 00:10
I need for you to know that while I was plying my craft and learning
skills of the art of recording engineering on a work-a-day and
sessions per day basis. I learned the most from you as to the
art of recording the electric guitar.
Brooks Arthur message 47 ·
sent: 2008-08-05 00:10
Your Vinnie Bell "Magic Pedals" and
your instruments were at the forefront of modern technology.
To say nothing of your personal talent as a world class musician.
Whenever you were on a session you "made me sound better"!
brooks Arthur message 46 ·
sent: 2008-08-04 15:19
To say that I treasure and cherish those days and those experiences,
would be an understatement.
Whatever I am today in the world of recorded music, is in part
due to your love, affection and the extra time and personal attention
that you gave me during those amazing days.
RESPECT & LOVE FOREVER!
Laura from Florida message 45 ·
sent: 2008-08-03 20:36
Wow - I've checked out your wonderful
website and am simply amazed at how many of my favorite tracks
you've played on. Great work! Thank you so much for sharing your
wonderful talents with the world.
Ron Dante from Sunny Los Angeles
message 44 · sent: 2008-08-03 13:36
How areyou bud?
Great to see you on line so your friends and fans can tell you
how important you were to them.
Always enjoyed having you on my sessions.
Great playing and terrific attitude.
Miss those days my friend.
All the best,
Joe and Smita from Englewood message
43 · sent: 2008-07-30 08:37
Great seeing you on Wednesdays at Cafe Angelique. Very impressive
career and website! Hope to see you tonight.
Joe and Smita
Ian McGehee from san diego message
42 · sent: 2008-07-22 00:05
Just spent most of an afternoon
looking through your site and loved every minute of it...like
others I was aware of you but had no idea how much of your output
I had been exposed to, or how long ( both recordings and instruments).
The joy and humor that comes through
in your site and especially in your playing is palpable, and your
non-judgmental attitude about the kinds of music you take on is
something younger players would do well to emulate.
Best wishes and thanks
Bill Ruppert from Chicago message
41 · sent: 2008-07-06 20:19
I was very sorry to read of the
loss of your Godfather, Funzi.
I will say a prayer for him.
Be assured there is a place in heaven
waiting for him!
Robb Everett from Bloomingdale,
IL message 40 · sent: 2008-05-06 15:13
Hi Vinnie, Hope his message finds you well. I was just playing
your Airport Love Theme LP. (Finally got a copy off ebay) I absolutely
loved your version of Loss of Love (Sunflower). That song is truly
haunting. I hope you have a wonderful and healthy summer.
Mike Lettieri from Tenafly message
39 · sent: 2008-04-10 12:30
I signed the guest book this time.
Very impressive site and background. It must have been a great
Your cartridge should be in today.
I will call when it arrivers. Thanks again for your business.
Cartridge World of Tenafly
Donna (Griffins) from Teaneck message
38 · sent: 2008-04-01 22:26
You look sooo sext in the turban!!!!!hahah It was a treat hving
u tonight, you made the night fly by!! Hope to see you soon!!!
John message 37 · sent: 2008-03-17
Hi Mr. Bell , I really love your work... I have, and listen to
your "Soundtronic Guitar" L.P. often. I am a guitarist
trying to write songs working as a machinist. I am trying to get
diferent sounds and was wondering if you could offer any tips.
My main interest is in attack/delay manipulation thru mechanical
devices I am open to electronic manipulation but really don't
care for digital solutions. Are there any good books on the subject.
What are some of the things you have used or tried? - John
Dave Zandvliet message 36 ·
sent: 2008-03-03 22:33
Dear Mr. Vinnie Bell,
My name is Dave Zandvliet, I'm 18
years old and I live in The Netherlands. I'm really impressed
by your guitar playing since i heard 'Dawn' and I was wondering
where I can buy your albums. Because I would love to buy 'Whistle
Stop', 'Pop Goes The Electric Sitar', '16 Big Guitar Favourites'
and 'The Soundtronic Guitar Of Vincent Bell'. I really love the
guitars you're playing also, they look and sound great.
All the best,
The Nerds from New Jersey message
35 · sent: 2008-02-09 13:07
Thanks for all the great music. You are a Legend! You Rock!
Mike Kucsak from Carteret, NJ message
34 · sent: 2008-02-07 21:09
Hi, Vinnie. Glad to see you finally got a computer. I can't live
without mine. I still remember all those three and four hour lessons
you gave me in your basement studio back in Fords, NJ. I used
to pedal my Schwinn bicycle fourteen miles each way with twelve
pounds of books in my bike's basket, my De'Angelico in one hand
and the bike's handlebar in the other and pray on snowy days that
I wouldn't freeze to death! That was a mutual dedication that
very few people displayed at any time past and
Martin Neff message 33 ·
sent: 2008-02-04 01:37
Thanks for all the recordings, You are an Inspiration!!!! I love
your Playing. I'm a working musician and use Danelectro instruments,
Thanks for all the great music, I love your tone
Lorrie Carter Bennett from Nashville,
Tennessee message 32 · sent: 2008-02-03 11:10
Greetings from Nashville!!! Just wanted to tell you how much I
admire your work. After research I discovered who was behind the
sound of many recoordings that I have listened to for years. It
was an honor to have a reply from you on MySpace.
My best to you & yours always!
Adrienne from Manhattan Beach, CA
message 31 · sent: 2007-12-31 16:03
Hi Vinnie & Bonnie! Thank you so much for the Christmas/Birthday
Pine Bows & Roses Flower Arrangement! Soo pretty! I hope you
both enjoyed your Thanksgiving and Christmas, and wish you many
Happy Blessings in the New Year to come! I've enjoyed seeing the
new photos of you and Bonnie - (now I get to see her!) Thanks
for posting them - cute! Take good care of yourselves, and I'll
be in touch with you again! With much love, Adrienne
Oldfield Family message 30 ·
sent: 2007-12-24 16:25
Wow, the website and your experiences are very impressive. It
has been a pleasure getting to know you at church. We always look
forward to seeing you. We wish you and your wife a very Merry
Christmas and a happy and healthy new year!
The Oldfield Family: Theresa, Rich,
Sarah, Cliff and Bernadette
Crispy Bess from Rougemont, North
Carolina message 29 · sent: 2007-12-19 19:19
Your webmaster did a nice job spiffing
up that photo I sent you of Rick Miller's guitar. It was great
talking to you the other day--It's always a wonder to meet one
of your heroes, and to have them be so accessable and personable
makes the experience all that more fabulous.
yorico from tokyo japan message
28 · sent: 2007-11-30 10:28
I love your guitars!!
awesome sound and
so cool model!!
Laura M. Ludwig message 27 ·
sent: 2007-11-27 12:43
Dear Vinnie, thank you for the return email of that Christmas
poem, gives me more of an incentive to start writing again.
Re: You and Perry Como, Perry is one of the people I REALLY wanted
to meet but didn't get to. He lived across the street from my
friend in Palm Springs, CA (and he was always one of my favorites).
But...I'll never forget him. Video was wonderfu, and Thank YOU
You have really gone "hog wild"
on your website, how do you do it?
Love from California Laur
Bill Ruppert message 26 ·
sent: 2007-11-22 10:21
Happy Thanksgiving Vinnie!
Love Bill Ruppert
Roberto de Oliveira from BRAZIL
message 25 · sent: 2007-11-21 08:33
HI VINCENT, YOU ALWAYS BE THE VERY BEST GUITARIST IN THE WORLD,
YOUR ARRANGEMENT IN YOUR SONGS ARE VERY VERY INCREDIBLE! I LOVE
YOU, FROM BRAZIL, ROBERTO... THANKS FOR THAT CD WITH YOUR ARRANGEMENT
(GOODMORNING STARSHINE) I LISTEN TO IT EVER AND EVER. MERRY CHRITMAS
AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Danny Trimboli message 24 ·
sent: 2007-11-14 23:55
Danny Trimboli--You're an amazing guy. A terrific website.
Abel Khineche from Santa Clarita,
CA. message 23 · sent: 2007-11-13 15:14
It was a privilege talking to you
on the phone Sunday night.
I told you my admiration for your work and how much I was impressed
by your "Dawn" performance. Your website is a real delight
and I am glad I made the phone call that night. Thank you for
picking up my call.
Blessings and my best regards to
you and your wife.
I wish you both good health, peace and serenity.
Alex Casella from New York City
message 22 · sent: 2007-11-12 08:34
Hi there Mr. Bell!
It was a great honor meeting you today at Legacy Recording Studios.
I was the piano tuner working at the session for the last 2 days.
I must say that I am much more familiar with your work than I
ever thought! Your inventiveness is very inspiring! I can't use
a wah wah pedal ever again without thinking of you!
I hope to see you again around town at the studios.
HIDENORI ISHIDA from TOKYO JAPAN
message 21 · sent: 2007-10-28 16:12
I'm "vinnie" happy that I found this website today!
I'm huge fan about you.I love your music and Great Guitar play.
You are my really Guitar Professor! I'm doing the band of ukulele
"PAITITI" now,though it is a profession to draw the
Please watch the concert picture which I draw.
This title which come influence of your album.
I'm preparing to our album of ukulele.
I wish to play something with you. It is hope.
carl le clair from revere, ma. message
20 · sent: 2007-10-20 13:09
Just a thank you for the reception you and Bonnie gave me and
daughter last Saturday and Sunday. The amount of time you put
in to fix my guitar can never be put in words.
Your lifelong friend
Carl and April
DOREEN from STATEN ISLAND message
19 · sent: 2007-10-16 13:13
VINNIE I'M ALSO A DAUGHTER OF CELIA
AND TONY 'S. I REMEMBER YOU FROM MY CHILDHOOD I'M 57 NOW. I USED
TO HAVE VERY CURLY HAIR AND EVERYTIME I WENT TO YOUR MOTHERS HOUSE
ON VAN SICKLEN ST. SHE USED TO PUT VASELINE ON IT TO TRY TO MAKE
DOWN . LOL.. DO YOU REMEMBER MY BROTHER ROBERT HE WAS CLOSE TO
YOUR BROTHER LARRY?
Annette Dibenedetto-Cavaliere from
Ft.Lauderdale Fl message 18 · sent: 2007-10-16 07:04
I can't believe it's really you! Your mother was my Godmother
and always told me I was named after her. I have the best memories
of her and you guys, on Van Sicklen St in Brooklyn. Can you believe
that "JOE'S" is still on Ave."U".. I go there
everytime i'm in N.Y.
I looked at your web-site and I am so amazed. All these years
I always said you played the guitar for some great artists. But
in my wildest imagination did I ever think I would find you.
I moved to Florida 25 years ago.
Bob message 17 · sent: 2007-09-30
Hi Vinnie & B,
Tired many times to contact you.
Have been unsuccessfull. Hope Bonnie, Mchele & her family
Hope to hear from you soon.
Love goes out to you and your loved
Bob & Denise
please make me as a "freind" on your site...thanks!
I put a section in for you as well directing those to visit you
at your myspace
John McMahon from Long Island City
Just wanted to say it was an honor
meeting you last night! Also, I could listen to your stories all
night, very interesting and inspiring as well!
I'll be sure to take your advice, "Keep doing what you're
See ya later,
Sean Ham from New York 2007-09-13
I love all of the content on your
site! Thanks again for your hospitality and for all of the stories.
I'll visit soon.
Tad Schaefer 2007-09-12 12:21
It was great talkng to you and Bonnie last night at Angelique's.
Fred said I would love meeting you and he was right.
Come to the gig next Wednesday and sit in if you like, it would
be an honor to have you as our quest and a special treat for me.
GREAT SITE, WOW........YOU DID ALL THAT, BEAUTIFUL!
June from Tenafly 2007-09-06 16:45
How are you?
Very cool web site and thank you
A life well lived!! Congratulations!!
See you at S&S / OLMC.
A new friend,
Jason Gresoski from St Louis 2007-08-24
What can I can say? Your music has never ceased to touch me. I
am talking mainly about your solo releases.Your vibrato, tone,
and sweeping lead lines have been an inspiration.
I discovered your music when I was 16 and I own all but "
pop goes the electric sitar" I am 27 now and I write and
record my own music.
When I record I have a few cd's or Lp's I use as a reference for
the sounds I want to get. Your LP " Good morning starshine"
Is one of them.
Thank you !
Adrienne from Manhattan Beach, CA
: 2007-08-19 14:10
Just wanted to drop by and say hello, and officially wish you
and Bonnie both a (belated) Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary
for July! I think about you often and hope you're both doing well
and living happily! Any chance you could post a new photo of you
and Bonnie so those of us who live so far away can see the "Newly-Wed
Team" in "Joisy" & New York?! Would love to
see it! Many hugs and kisses to you both!
P.S. Neat New Guest Book!
Mike Zimmerman from Toronto, Canada
just bought a Bellzouki from a little
shop in Halifax, Nova Scotia! Obviously: it made me think about
your great contributions to guitar design and your music in general...so...question:
are your albums Best Of and the sitar album available on CD? Thanks...
Moe from SI NY 2007-07-09 16:40
Mr. Bell Just checking in. Hmmmmm Whats Yellow and Brown with
Stephanie Wisecup 2007-07-03 07:32
Hi Vinnie! I hope all is well with you, I haven't heard a peep
out of you
in a while... Take care. Say hello to Bonnie for me.
Moe Thomas from New York message
5 · sent: 2007-06-30 07:07
I am on my way. Get the coffee brewing. Should I tell them how
you describe your coffee ?
Love to Bonnie.
Leif Eddy Haynes from Sitka Alaska
· sent: 2007-06-22 18:58
Finally found your web page. I didn't know it, but I've been listening
to you all my life. I've owned both the Bellzouki and a Coral
Sitar. I even played the Bellzouli on a recording that no one
both the band, a few friends and lot's of A&R Guys. I thought
the stuff you did on Twin Peaks was the coolest! When I heard
that sound, I had to know who played it. I hope you are getting
royalties for the Jerry Jones and Musician's Friend (Rogue) Sitars.
Sincerely, Leif Eddy Haynes
Mi nomo es Nara Buckowski, a' Brazil.
Gostaria de ouvir sua música inesquecível 'Theme
(translation)... My name is Nara Buckowski, from Brazil.
I'm looking for your music 'Airport Love Theme'. How do
I get it?
Stephanie Wisecup 2007-07-01 23:48
Hi Vinnie! I hope all is well with you, I haven't heard a peep
out of you in a while... Take care. Say hello to Bonnie for me.
CQ Vinnie.... CQ Vinnie.
Do you copy us?
Bill and Joan Ruppert...W9WCR
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