All things must pass

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by [email protected], May 10, 2021.

  1. Shawn@PRS

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    Hey gang,

    After 19+ years with Paul Reed Smith Guitars, I have found another career opportunity, and Friday, May 14th will be my last day with the company. I would like to thank you for the interactions, support, and friendship you've given me over the years.

    My time with PRS has been a wonderful experience, so although I am excited for the next chapter in life, leaving is bittersweet. I'm not ready to announce my future plans at this point, but I'll pop in from time to time to see how you're doing.

    In leaving I am reminded of the words of the late, great Tom Petty.

    It's time to move on, time to get going
    What lies ahead, I have no way of knowing
    But under my feet, baby, grass is growing
    It's time to move on, it's time to get going


    Be well, be kind to one another and keep on rockin'

    Shawn
     
  2. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    You will be missed, but I am happy for you.

    Maybe you can pop into Experience as a guest like the rest of us mugs.
     
  3. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    Congrats on the new opportunity!
     
  4. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Zombie Zero

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    Hard day. I have lots to say. Much of it has already been said. Some will take time and come in other forms and probably via other media.

    Our friendship started through your role with PRS guitars. I am so grateful that it has evolved well beyond it's roots, long ago. It makes moments like these (on my end) no different that changing a phone number. On your end, I know there is as much sweetness as there is sorrow.

    You are the origin of so many things in this community, Shawn. They are countless. You are loved by many, respected by most, and your shoes will never be filled.
     
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  5. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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  6. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Thanks for the good times, Shawn! Best to you in your next chapter, wherever it is you’re going, they’ll be lucky to have you!
     
  7. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Sad to see you go, Shawn. But happy for this new opportunity in your life. May you have good health, and realize all of your hopes and dreams. You'll be missed, for sure. Thanks for being such a rad dude!

    And, thanks, again, for this awesome day.

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    Keep on rockin' the sparkle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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  8. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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  9. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    Sorry to see you go, but also happy for you. It's been an absolute pleasure both interacting with you on the forum and working with you on some PTC projects.

    Best of luck to ya!
     
  10. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    You’ve always been such an available and ready helping hand to we gigging PRS musicians, you’ll be sorely missed! I wish you the best in your future efforts, and like the others said, don’t be a stranger! We’d all love you to remain an active member of the family!
     
  11. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay...

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    Won't be the same without you around here....
    Best wishes! Go forth and prosper!
     
  12. Frank McNerney

    Frank McNerney Shoitza

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    Congratulations !!
     
  13. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Energized

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    Best wishes, and don't be a stranger 'round these parts, ya hear? Congratulations on your new job opportunity!
     
  14. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    Shawn,

    I don’t know you as well as some of these guys do but I appreciate the professionalism you brought to the PTC and here on the forum. It has been refreshing the way you have allowed this forum the space to breathe and become its own entity, and only pulled on the reins when you had to. I can’t wait to see what your next steps will be and wish you the best, and expect you will elevate the new gig and company like you did here.
     
  15. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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  16. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Aw man... bitter sweet.
    Not sure why exactly, but I could feel this day coming for a couple of years.
    Although my interactions with you and PTC were few they were always the best. You're a pro Shawn, and second to none.
    The bitter part is just me being selfish. The sweet (and much bigger) part is you moving in a positive direction.
    I'm happy for you mate. You deserve all the good stuff.
     
  17. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    out right before the 20 year guitar? like a fox.
     
  18. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    Congrats on the new gig!
    The old one is sure gonna miss ya!
     
  19. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    yeah I thought this too. You promised me a purple guitar!;)

    Congratuations Shawn, you will be missed here.
     
  20. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Absolutely...Good luck...Change is the one constant.
    Good luck with whatever path you choose/have chosen!!!!!:)
     

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