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(10 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Nice! Sweetwater is a solid company and will stand behind there products , I know I have several guitars from them and amps smile     

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(6 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Seems all the older rockers are dropping like fly's and so many great songs RIP Dusty     

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(15 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

YEP! smile     

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(28 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Hi Phill yeah it has been a trying last 4 years with the man baby in charge and covid 19 it will take some time and effort to turn it around hope all is well with you and your lady and you stay safe as well smile

Phill Williams wrote:

Pete, as you brought it up I thought I'd explain why the spammers...well spam. THEY GET PAID FOR EACH POST THEY MAKE! Sorry for shouting but it makes me mad!
Hi Russ long time no hear, stay safe and well me old mate.

     

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(28 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Will do Loremaster I appreciate the thoughts smile     

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(28 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

I must admit I dont check in or post that often after it slowed down but I still come by to read and take care of spam and such once in a while I post a video but my health has slowed me down I will be 80 this year (good lord willing) I have had to suspend playing gigs just dont have the oxygen for it due to my emphysema, it kinda bums me out but I have to accept my limitations and make the best of it. On a up note I still practice and record but the ideas for song writing just dont flow as much as they used to and old age is everything it's cracked down to believe LOL and I am to much of an egotist to give up. smile     

Good luck bring home 1st smile     

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(2 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Thanks for watching and leaving a comment Peatle smile and keep pickin

Peatle Jville wrote:

Your sounding good on that one Russell. .

     

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(2 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Just making it up to kill some time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DKavrNNm58 

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(7 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Glad to help smile     

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

Congratulations Jim !! the only thing that will help you play better is practice! BUT you will have a total blast with Spark especially the jam feature I used where you jam along to tracks but I wont spoil your fun go to it and best wishes you wont regret it smile

TIGLJK wrote:

Russell

I got one - it came today !! 

I hope it can help me play better !  smile

Jim

     

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(23 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Fender Eliet Stratocaster the only guitar that gives my Les Paul a run for the money     

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

TIGLJK wrote:

Russell - that sounds great ! It appears that you are really into it and very satisfied.
I think you have already gotten your money's worth just in that video.  Awesome!

Can you record with that system ? ( as in add lyrics - singing as you play ?

Jim

Thanks Jim smile there is a way, I am just running the spark headphone jack out direct to my camera for this and the 1st video to add a vocal I would need to run the output to a mixing board or my PA head and plug in a microphone via a vocalizer to get reverb with harmony, I have not tried that yet I think the best way is instead of plugging in my headset I can run a stereo mini jack out of my camera to my Tascam DP24 track and use another channel to add the microphone with effects in real time then combine the video and audio in my video program that's one way but I am not quite ready to add vocals and I can experiment with this more as I learn how to use this new dimension keep ya posted smile     

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(7 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Looks like a handy little piece of software sure could help folks figure out the chords alright but I dont think it will help a bass player if no chords are played only root notes.

     

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

Still getting comfy with the new gear this is an improv I am following the chord changes on Spark amp hopefully I can do some up tempo song in the near future it takes time like anything new

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NthJunn4T1w 

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(7 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Beamer I can take you this far   it is in E not A    it begins  EBE AB EBE AB  A B  A B then A Db B   A Db B   A F#   A F#   A B Db  AF#   Db F# Ab B (the last four are quick) these chords or notes will get you most of the way just play along with it     

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(11 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

OK I finely figured a few things out and came up with this, it is my very 1st video with the Spark amp smile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiTZmT9 … e=youtu.be

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(11 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

I am still learning how to use the "record" and Jam features this is one outstanding device! I cannot post a video yet I do not feel comfortable knowing my way around it I can also record a video,audio on it have not tried it yet till I understand the jam feature better and I am working on it smile     

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(11 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

TIGLJK wrote:

Russell

Did you play that stupid game where you spin for the discount ? I have played it everyday since you posted and never got a code for more than 10 % ( Which is ok)
I'm holding out for the 20%  - if I get that I would get this amp for $209   darn good deal I think - except - as I am reading many reviews  - loads of them say it has a huge annoyance in hum feedback because of improper grounding - a bad plug

Did you get that hum with yours ?
Jim

No I ordered it straight from Sweetwater and I have no issues with hum, still learning how to use it but I do know you need a Iphone or tablet with 8.0 version I downloaded it on my new phone from Spectrum and have it on my new Tablet also no hum tell those guys to get some better cables smile     

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(11 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

beamer wrote:
Zurf wrote:
Russell_Harding wrote:

I just had to have this it is totally insane but I wanted it and do not regret it after it came today, I downloaded the presets and I was off and running it is an amazing tool and I hope anyone interested has the opportunity to try one out. I could go on and on but there are videos on youtube that demonstrate this amp smile

Cool.

I've been thinking about a Pignose or Roland Cube.

Z this thing is totally a crazy cool machine! it plays bass and drumms along with you! feels you song and goes with it!

It is totally awesome! smile     

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(11 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Zurf wrote:
Russell_Harding wrote:

I just had to have this it is totally insane but I wanted it and do not regret it after it came today, I downloaded the presets and I was off and running it is an amazing tool and I hope anyone interested has the opportunity to try one out. I could go on and on but there are videos on youtube that demonstrate this amp smile

Cool.

I've been thinking about a Pignose or Roland Cube.

Spark will walk circles around both and for a fraction of the cost     

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(11 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Well it turned out the new tablet did not work out I was unable to download the software from Spark the tablet uses a android 6 and spark requires an android 8 or higher but the good news is Amazon agreed to let me return it and refund so it seems it will be a bit before I can download the software on a new tablet so it looks like I will have to do a video using the screen on my phone and I am kicking around some ideas how to present the video keep you informed smile     ###update### oct 10th I purchased another android tablet it will arrive tomorrow it has 8.1 more then enough to handle spark cant wait to download it and they accepted my request for returning the one i have and applying credit for it . I wanted to print out a return but my printer went on the fritz soooooo I ordered a new printer it will be delivered on the 14th of oct. hope nothing else breaks down its  putting a dent in my account. argg smile

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(11 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Ok I will see what I can put together using only the Spark amp I think I will shoot the video with m Sony music cam because I can run the sound out of the earphone plug on the spark directly into my camera I will get on it tomorrow I am waiting for a new tablet from Amazon it has bluetooth and a 7" screen, I already have the program downloaded on my Iphone the screen is a bit to small for my liking.     

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(11 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

I just had to have this it is totally insane but I wanted it and do not regret it after it came today, I downloaded the presets and I was off and running it is an amazing tool and I hope anyone interested has the opportunity to try one out. I could go on and on but there are videos on youtube that demonstrate this amp smile 

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(0 replies, posted in Songwriting)

I am just looking for ideas for bass and drum parts to go with this idea I came up with I included my email to send a link to
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5SjkFg … anQ2mhoJu8