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(8 replies, posted in Electric)

Sounds like you have some nice parts I am not familiar with the pickups I have Texas hot coils in my strat with the Emerson setup it only looks like a strat but all the components (tuners,neck,bridge,body) are the best I could find at the time funny how things take on a life of there own I see it as this is my means of expressing myself so I keep searching for improvements its kind of like chess you never quite have enough knowledge so you stay committed. smile

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(8 replies, posted in Electric)

I would start with replacing the ground wire to the springs then replace the ground from the volume pot to the jack input and all the grounds from  pot to pot but if it was me I would just invest in a  Emerson pre wired setup with paper and oil capacitors I have one in my Strat quiet as a church mouse AND the tone controls really work nice.
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail … oCNqzw_wcB

This is  your sound were talking about get the best.and the ground and lead wires to the jack are included (rubber coated no soddering)
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(16 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Don't know if this is going to help but I quit drinking about 7 years ago not because I wanted to but my doctor on the advise of my landlord had me committed to the hospital for severe alcohol addiction I was told later I almost died, talk about a wake up call! I experienced the worst nightmares in my life for several days they had me under surveillance 24/7 after a week I was able to get out of bed with the help of a nurse and a  walker so I walked up and down the corridors and steps gaining my balance back and little by little I started to feel better when I was released I had to do something and like you I was climbing the walls but I stuck to the diet soda and ate healthier meals and started to practice again and after a few months I was feeling normal again just had to develop new habits that were healthier. I can tell you it will not be easy, temptation will always be there but that's where you have to get stubborn and with me that experience in the hospital was one I NEVER wanted to feel again. Today I am in a top notch band with gigs upcoming I have good friends and I lost over 65 lbs on a diet the last 7 months so I feel good and look much better might even find a lady to share some time with that sure beats sitting around the TV smile good luck and hang in there. Russell

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(16 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Thank you ark we will play our 1st gig next month and it looks like a lot of people will be there so we will be motivated smile

arkady wrote:

Great stuff Russ. Your band could show the youngster a thing or two.
Well done enjoyed it.

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(32 replies, posted in JamPlay.com)

I think it is a nice option to hunting for a guitar teacher especially if you live in a rural area if it works for you thats all that counts I do not need lessons but I still practice every day working on new and old songs and trying out various runs or playing along with a song on You tube to keep sharp for my weekly rehearsals with the band

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(12 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

I thought it would be more "latin" if I played the note a half step sharp and slid down to a harmony I was using a C9 organ Machine effect in a stereo mode which means I Have two amps and my boss ME 50 has two outs so to make a long explanation short I have two differnt sounds thru two amps to create a unique stereo sound. Zurf I dont think I ever played anything exactly like the record or even the same way twice it would be to boring thanks for taking a look and commenting smile

Zurf wrote:

I like how you Mutated the guitar solo.  That was a good straight-up cover, but you still brought some of the Mutant King to it with the solo, which is always what I like seeing.

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(12 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

hey Joe Who you going to believe a rodent with a poor track record or me lol thanks for watching smile 

unclejoesband wrote:
Russell_Harding wrote:

it looks like only 4 to 5 weeks of winter left "yippee" smile

Not so fast there cowboy. We haven't heard from Punxsutawney Phil yet. smile


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BTW. Great song. smile

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(12 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

We (the band and I) appreciate the feedback thank you! smile

Tyson7 wrote:

Russell, Another good one.

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(12 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

dino glad ya liked it and took time to comment thanks smile

dino48 wrote:

Great song Russell I enjoyed it.

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(12 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

keepitreal wrote:

Sometimes everything in a song just falls into place and this is one of those songs. Your voice suits the lyrics, the laid back tempo makes me think of long summer days on holiday, and on this one i particularly like your tub thumper sat at the back. He's got this one off to perfection.

I feel very fortunate to have a good drummer and bass player they keep it nice and solid and make it easier for me yep this is a fun song to do thanks for giving a peek smile

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(12 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Thanks BJ it is snowing here in Port Washington Wisconsin we only expect about 2 inches so it wont be too bad just have to think happy thoughts and it looks like only 4 to 5 weeks of winter left "yippee" smile

bluejeep wrote:

That was fun, with all the snow up here on the mountain today, a little ray of sunshine is just what we needed.

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(12 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

We all needed something to take our minds off winter and this song takes me back to Maui Hawaii where I lived for several years Jimmy Buffet's "Margaritaville" fun song to play.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQK73W3 … e=youtu.be

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(12 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Hi TF yes it is a blast total freedom to interpret any song the way it feels we kind of look at songs as blueprints under construction. All our rehearsals start around 9:15am due to family time for the other guys we end around noon but I am tasked with all the editing of the videos which run usually 4 to 5 hours. the sound tracks have to be processed separate in my Ozone Advanced 7 program and added to the videos not to mention I have to dig up new background film for the green screen effects by dig up I actually shoot additional footage off the tv or any source I can find yes music is not a job it's an adventure smile thanks for taking a look and posting smile

Tenement Funster wrote:

Hey Russell ...

I haven't commented on every one of your covers, but they're all very good renditions while showing respect to the originals. What's real obvious is that you guys are having a blast! I'm sure your practice / jam / recording sessions have become weekly highlights for you ... reward enough in itself.

Long live "Retro Buzz"!

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(12 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Thank you dino regarding Rawhide we do it just aint got around to taping it but I will keep it in mind for a future taping smile

dino48 wrote:

Good cover Russell.How about doing Rawhide like the blues bros    did it.

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(8 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

KevinRK wrote:

Russell - This was the best info I got. You see, I'm looking into getting a hollowbody or semi-hollowbody. One of the only ones I've found with 22 frets is the Epiphone Riviera. I'll do more research. It's an ongoing consideration. But the citing of string height may be the closest thing I'm going to find without "feeling" the action myself. I think some of the Ibanez guitars also have 22 frets, bit, for the most part, the rest have 20. I'm sure that Wes Montgomery, or BB King, or George Benson, or Joe Pass, didn't let 20 frets hold them back! Duh!! But since I couldn't begin to compare my abilities to any of those famed professional performers, I've got to figure that will fit into my limitations and still come off as "listenable", if you will. Thanks again, Russ!

Russell_Harding wrote:

The only considerations I think are relevant is Intonation(the first) and string height over the frets, next would be tuners and how well the guitar stays close to relative pitch in the heat of battle if you have to stop to tune after each song or during a song you need to look at other tuners or change strings more often I change at least once a week sometimes twice depending on how much I practice or rehearse with the band.I do not think the number of frets limit your ability if the guitar is setup right.

You are very welcome good luck in your search hang out in a few music stores and try out a few before pulling the trigger smile

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(12 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Thanks Kevin  looking forward to a few festivals and definitely some rib fest (love dem ribs) smile 

KevinRK wrote:

Just watched and listened. Good work, guys. They'll dance at the rib-fests and other foot stompers!

Russell_Harding wrote:

We like to try and not limit our selections and we are up to taking chances and ruffling a few feathers of purists so with that in mind Retro Buzz takes on a Beatles classic
https://youtu.be/ogHoSODagzI

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(12 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

The drummer suggested this hat it was more of a dare but what the heck I came up with the arrangement several years ago but never played it with a band smile

Baldguitardude wrote:

Dig it man. Sweet hat!

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(12 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Glad ya liked it and thanks! smile

Classical Guitar wrote:

Great take  on  Eleanor Rigby. I really enjoyed listening to it.

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(12 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

What good is playing music if you cannot enjoy it a lot can be said for letting the creative juices flow it helps the brain (really) smile

keepitreal wrote:

Well that's going to make people sit up and listen. Personally I was expecting something to come out of the backdrop and swallowing the drummer. If I were him  I'd move to the front. Your having a lot of fun, and that's what its all about.

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(8 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Zurf Thank you!! we do have fun that is the 1st rule of our song selections smile

Zurf wrote:

Ha ha ha.  That was great!  A straight up version, then rocking it out.  Cool beans.

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(12 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

We like to try and not limit our selections and we are up to taking chances and ruffling a few feathers of purists so with that in mind Retro Buzz takes on a Beatles classic
https://youtu.be/ogHoSODagzI

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(25 replies, posted in Acoustic)

My main squeezes
Gibson LP  Kalamazoo MI.U.S.A.
Modern players Telecaster  China
Fender Squire  Indonesia
3 Fender strats made at home from parts all over the world
Each guitar has it's own sound and play ability the only thing they have in common is they all stay in tune and obey me. lol

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(8 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

The only considerations I think are relevant is Intonation(the first) and string height over the frets, next would be tuners and how well the guitar stays close to relative pitch in the heat of battle if you have to stop to tune after each song or during a song you need to look at other tuners or change strings more often I change at least once a week sometimes twice depending on how much I practice or rehearse with the band.I do not think the number of frets limit your ability if the guitar is setup right.

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(8 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

thanks this guitar only weighs a little over 4 pounds very fast neck I have hot coils and a Emerson wiring setup with paper and oil capacitors,very low action and the trem is solid and last the tuners are Fender locking quite a change from my Les Paul smile

TIGLJK wrote:

I remember my grade school music teacher having us sing that song, but I don't recall her grabbing her guitar and slamming like those last two minutes! :

Nice job again fellas

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(8 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Me too lol I just felt the need to cut loose so I gave my new strat build a workout thanks for giving a look and commenting smile

keepitreal wrote:

As I sat listening i thought, a pleasant light hearted little tune. I wasn't ready for the second half, took me completely by surprise. Nice work.