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    Im assuming you set the 50 watt Marshall and OD-1 the same way as the first album on "Second Coming?" I came across a live video around '92 with you using 5150's. How did you set those?
    The 50w I used for Second Coming was modified by Tommy Folkesson for higher gain, so I didn't need an overdrive for that.

    I just now checked my old road amp 5150 (my guitar tech marked my start point settings with paint), and I was a bit surprised to see that I used the Normal Gain input - I had forgotten that. I only used the lead channel. Pre Gain would be between 4 1/2 and 6 1/2, depending on what the room called for. Low and Mid on full, High on 2, Resonance on 9, Presence on 2. At least that's what the markings say. If the room was boomy, the Resonance would obviously come down, etc.

    Keep in mind that my stage volume was usually tooth rattlingly loud.


    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeCendejas View Post
    Second, with your soloing I know you mentioned not knowing much theory. Your solos Sound constructive and very modal, rather than minor major pentatonic. What is your approach and how do you incorporate those mixolydian sounding tapping licks almost Steve via-ish? Are you playing the major over a minor, I could never understand how you did that. Ex: Shout it out, I don't care bout nothing, heartbreak blvd.
    The reason some of those licks (it's not the main solos, but the little fills) are major, it's because the underlying chord right then is major. Shout It Out, for instance: the main key for the riff and chorus is F#min, and my first few licks are too. Then, the chord changes to Emaj for four bars before the verse, and I do a little mini solo run, also in Emaj. Same thing before the second verse. The main solo is all minor, in a few different keys.

    Don't Care Bout Nothing: main key is Emin, as is most of the main solo. The little tapping licks in the 3rd pre-chorus (or verse B-half) are major, because the underlying chords right then are Dmaj and Amaj, respectively. Those two licks have a playful feel that I believe was inspired by having heard Vai's Attitude Song not long before.

    Boy, that turned into a long post. I hope it helps!

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    PS, I liked your playing on Stu Hamm's Kings of Sleep album. I liked your tone a lot, much better than Buzzy's "80's LA studio guy" tone on the songs he played on.
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    Re: Harry Cody - Second Coming

    Wow, this thread still exists, even after 7 years!

    Harry, I did a cover of "You and Me" take a look:



    Last time you so kindly answered all my questions, I was still hopeful to become a Rockstar. Well, times have changed a lot - I even stopped playing guitar altogether to focus on composing music. But you know what? Last year a slowly picked it up again and it is your music in particular, I still have the urge to learn. I will never be as accomplished a guitar player as you are but it is still so much fun to try and play your stuff. Perhaps I can manage to play all of "Second Coming" one day, that would be amazing.

    Let it be known, that even if you didn't get the appreciation in your heyday, you are still inspiring a lot of people!

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    Wow I had completely missed this thread... I've known that "Cody" is THE Harry Cody for years now but I never felt like dropping him my respects on an unrelated thread for fear of being corny... I guess this is the perfect place to do it!

    I've been a fan ever since a highschool classmate dropped a CD full of 80s/90s music videos at my place, almost 20 years ago. There was a video of Heartbreak Blvd and the guitarist sure left an impression with the right mix of skill and showmanship. Turning the pick scrape into such a cool riff blew my 15 years old's mind! Also the video kickstarted my long standing obsession with DC Juniors :D

    And let's not forget that you're always a really nice guy. It's really super cool that you write here, my best regards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StSpider View Post
    Wow I had completely missed this thread... I've known that "Cody" is THE Harry Cody for years now but I never felt like dropping him my respects on an unrelated thread for fear of being corny... I guess this is the perfect place to do it!

    I've been a fan ever since a highschool classmate dropped a CD full of 80s/90s music videos at my place, almost 20 years ago. There was a video of Heartbreak Blvd and the guitarist sure left an impression with the right mix of skill and showmanship. Turning the pick scrape into such a cool riff blew my 15 years old's mind! Also the video kickstarted my long standing obsession with DC Juniors :D

    And let's not forget that you're always a really nice guy. It's really super cool that you write here, my best regards!

    Can't agree more, if you examine his style closely, you'll find that he was quite innovative with his playing

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    Fizzy and StSpider: Thank you for the kind words. I can't tell you how much it means to me.

    Fizzy, nice playing on "You And Me" - once again, you've clearly put effort into figuring out how I played it, and you're pulling it off with attitude! Thumbs up!
    Very cool guitar and tone, too - makes me want to crank my amp up and scare the neighbors.


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    Thanks Harry!

    Someone just recently uploaded a live video from the Second Coming tour to Youtube - that inspired me to play those songs again, as I could actually SEE what you are doing :D

    Did I play the song as you recorded it? I am a perfectionist, hence the curiosity :p

    Thanks for the compliment on the tone and guitar - EVH usually produces quality gear!

    Regarding the praise. Well, I have come across this interview from you: http://the-revenge-of-riff-raff.blog...n-messiah.html and it actually made me quite sad to read. In there you talk about the stuff an aspiring 16yr old doesn't want to hear and is totally oblivious to, as he is completely blinded by the glamour alone. So much talent, yet so little recognition and by the sounds of it some pretty rough years. Baring that in mind and the fact that you followed your heart and pursued your dream is reason enough to be praised for I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fizzy View Post
    Thanks Harry!

    Someone just recently uploaded a live video from the Second Coming tour to Youtube - that inspired me to play those songs again, as I could actually SEE what you are doing :D

    Did I play the song as you recorded it? I am a perfectionist, hence the curiosity :p
    You're close. There are some notes in the melody riff that you do differently, but it's close.

    Quote Originally Posted by fizzy View Post
    Regarding the praise. Well, I have come across this interview from you: http://the-revenge-of-riff-raff.blog...n-messiah.html and it actually made me quite sad to read. In there you talk about the stuff an aspiring 16yr old doesn't want to hear and is totally oblivious to, as he is completely blinded by the glamour alone. So much talent, yet so little recognition and by the sounds of it some pretty rough years. Baring that in mind and the fact that you followed your heart and pursued your dream is reason enough to be praised for I think.
    Don't feel bad for me! I've been on a grand adventure, and while some of it was rough, I got to see and do things that made it all worth it.

    In the mid/late '80s, in the build-up to us getting signed, my motto was: when opportunity knocks, have your bags packed and be ready to go. Opportunity isn't going to wait around for you to fix your weak points - it'll move on to someone else. The downside is that some people are the full package, but in their case opportunity just never knocks. I grew up with people every bit as talented as me... but most of them never caught a break like I did. You have to be good, and then you have to get lucky on top of that.

    As far as I'm concerned, I got very lucky. I got to move clear across the planet, tour, record, live a lifestyle that is very different from a small-town-Sweden idea of a "normal" life. My wife would agree with you that maybe I "deserved" more recognition, but in life we don't get what we deserve - we get what we get. I got plenty.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cody View Post
    As far as I'm concerned, I got very lucky. I got to move clear across the planet, tour, record, live a lifestyle that is very different from a small-town-Sweden idea of a "normal" life. My wife would agree with you that maybe I "deserved" more recognition, but in life we don't get what we deserve - we get what we get. I got plenty.

    This actually made me feel good, knowing that you can see it this way Harry!

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    You're close. There are some notes in the melody riff that you do differently, but it's close.



    Don't feel bad for me! I've been on a grand adventure, and while some of it was rough, I got to see and do things that made it all worth it.

    In the mid/late '80s, in the build-up to us getting signed, my motto was: when opportunity knocks, have your bags packed and be ready to go. Opportunity isn't going to wait around for you to fix your weak points - it'll move on to someone else. The downside is that some people are the full package, but in their case opportunity just never knocks. I grew up with people every bit as talented as me... but most of them never caught a break like I did. You have to be good, and then you have to get lucky on top of that.

    As far as I'm concerned, I got very lucky. I got to move clear across the planet, tour, record, live a lifestyle that is very different from a small-town-Sweden idea of a "normal" life. My wife would agree with you that maybe I "deserved" more recognition, but in life we don't get what we deserve - we get what we get. I got plenty.

    Fan vad roligt att se ett livstecken från dig! Finns det ny musik att höra någonstans? Undrar ett gammalt fan från Göteborg
    Stämmer in i hyllningskören såklart och hoppas att du har ett strålande liv!
    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cody View Post
    You're close. There are some notes in the melody riff that you do differently, but it's close.



    Don't feel bad for me! I've been on a grand adventure, and while some of it was rough, I got to see and do things that made it all worth it.

    In the mid/late '80s, in the build-up to us getting signed, my motto was: when opportunity knocks, have your bags packed and be ready to go. Opportunity isn't going to wait around for you to fix your weak points - it'll move on to someone else. The downside is that some people are the full package, but in their case opportunity just never knocks. I grew up with people every bit as talented as me... but most of them never caught a break like I did. You have to be good, and then you have to get lucky on top of that.

    As far as I'm concerned, I got very lucky. I got to move clear across the planet, tour, record, live a lifestyle that is very different from a small-town-Sweden idea of a "normal" life. My wife would agree with you that maybe I "deserved" more recognition, but in life we don't get what we deserve - we get what we get. I got plenty.

    Hi, Cody. How are you doing?
    Writing to you from far away Ukraine.
    Just today i've stumbled upon this thread and omg its so old...
    To be honest, i was sitting at the office, doing my regular work and then, for some reason i just took a brake and thought about 80s...
    I mean, yeah, i'm not American and i'm not too old to really remember 80s and what was happening in the metal scene back then
    But i really love 80s music, especially Glam Metal, how they call it...

    I started thinking about all the great guitar players from that time and of course, naturally, i thought about Harry K Cody...
    I did not have much info about his recent activities, so i started surfing the web and i found this thread.
    And my God, Harry, it really is you)))

    I really love your guitar work on SM albums, you are one of the best in the business

    Yeah, i will not be original by saying that its sad that such a talent did not get all the deserved recognition... But i'm happy you're doing okay and look at things in such a philosophical way. You are awesome

    Do not want to bother you too much, but i'm really keen to know more about you. How are you doing these days? What are you into now? Are you still involved in making music or you do some other business?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bauding View Post
    Fan vad roligt att se ett livstecken från dig! Finns det ny musik att höra någonstans? Undrar ett gammalt fan från Göteborg
    Stämmer in i hyllningskören såklart och hoppas att du har ett strålande liv!
    Cheers
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    Tjena, och tack!

    Visst har jag spelat in grejer, men branschen har forandrats sa mycket att jag inte har nagot logiskt utlopp for dem. Jag vore tvungen att ge bort musiken gratis, vilket jag inte har varit pigg pa - hittills, i alla fall. Vi far se vad som hander i framtiden.

    Fan vad manga kul konserter jag har sett i Goteborg! Minnen...

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    Tjena, och tack!

    Visst har jag spelat in grejer, men branschen har forandrats sa mycket att jag inte har nagot logiskt utlopp for dem. Jag vore tvungen att ge bort musiken gratis, vilket jag inte har varit pigg pa - hittills, i alla fall. Vi far se vad som hander i framtiden.

    Fan vad manga kul konserter jag har sett i Goteborg! Minnen...
    Jag hör dig och som du skriver är talang en liten del av vägen till ekonomisk framgång i den branschen. Var själv aktiv och släppte plattor mellan 95-2000 men valde att ha kvar musiken som passion istället.

    Jag har en idé har bra vänner i bandet Evergrey som jag vet är stora fans av ditt spel.
    Hade det vart intressant med gästsolo på kommande platta? I så fall kan jag föreslå det. Hade vart grymt i mitt tycke!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bauding View Post
    Jag hör dig och som du skriver är talang en liten del av vägen till ekonomisk framgång i den branschen. Var själv aktiv och släppte plattor mellan 95-2000 men valde att ha kvar musiken som passion istället.

    Jag har en idé har bra vänner i bandet Evergrey som jag vet är stora fans av ditt spel.
    Hade det vart intressant med gästsolo på kommande platta? I så fall kan jag föreslå det. Hade vart grymt i mitt tycke!
    Jag blev nyfiken pa dig, och rotade runt lite pa natet - var ditt band Eleven Pictures? Lyssnade pa Flowerland - good stuff!

    Lyssnade aven pa Evergrey - tungt, dramatiskt; hog kvalitet. De har ett varumarke att tanka pa, sa det ar langt ifran garanterat att det ar I deras intresse att ha mig som gast, aven om de ar fans. Det sagt, sa vore det just den sortens anbud som jag skulle finna lockande i nulaget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cody View Post
    Jag blev nyfiken pa dig, och rotade runt lite pa natet - var ditt band Eleven Pictures? Lyssnade pa Flowerland - good stuff!

    Lyssnade aven pa Evergrey - tungt, dramatiskt; hog kvalitet. De har ett varumarke att tanka pa, sa det ar langt ifran garanterat att det ar I deras intresse att ha mig som gast, aven om de ar fans. Det sagt, sa vore det just den sortens anbud som jag skulle finna lockande i nulaget.
    Stort tack!
    cool, jag kollar med dem. Hade ju vart grymt roligt!
    Du når mig på baudingdesign@gmail.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bauding View Post
    Stort tack!
    cool, jag kollar med dem. Hade ju vart grymt roligt!
    Du når mig på baudingdesign@gmail.com
    /johan
    Hej igen,
    har nu pratat med Henrik Danhage, grym gitarrist, som också gick bananas på Kingpin och Shotgun när det begav sig.
    Han pratar gärna vidare för att se om ni kan få till något. Maila gärna på min gmail så kan man ta det vidare därifrån?

    Allt det bästa
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    Wow... it's has only taken me 10 years to find anything recent about Harry Cody and here it is. Harry thank you for the music. It's a shame there isn't more. You are pretty good at being under the radar... no photos or videos in recent times. Yourself and Geoff Tyson of the band T-Ride are 2 of my biggest influences. I believe you may have played a few shows on the same bill as them? I was lucky enough to come across Geoff on facebook and he was kind to make video lessons and tabs of the T-Ride songs that are just to damn hard to pick up by ear. Hope you are doing well...

    PS.

    Please upload some videos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Shilo View Post
    Hi, Cody. How are you doing?
    Writing to you from far away Ukraine.
    Just today i've stumbled upon this thread and omg its so old...
    To be honest, i was sitting at the office, doing my regular work and then, for some reason i just took a brake and thought about 80s...
    I mean, yeah, i'm not American and i'm not too old to really remember 80s and what was happening in the metal scene back then
    But i really love 80s music, especially Glam Metal, how they call it...

    I started thinking about all the great guitar players from that time and of course, naturally, i thought about Harry K Cody...
    I did not have much info about his recent activities, so i started surfing the web and i found this thread.
    And my God, Harry, it really is you)))

    I really love your guitar work on SM albums, you are one of the best in the business

    Yeah, i will not be original by saying that its sad that such a talent did not get all the deserved recognition... But i'm happy you're doing okay and look at things in such a philosophical way. You are awesome

    Do not want to bother you too much, but i'm really keen to know more about you. How are you doing these days? What are you into now? Are you still involved in making music or you do some other business?
    Greetings to Ukraine, and my apologies - for some reason I didn't see your post until today!

    Thank you for the kind words! Yes, there really were a lot of great guitarists in the '80s pushing the boundaries of what was "allowed" in the context of rock - a fun time of exploration. I'm honored that you count me among the good ones.

    I've got a nice life in SoCal. I've been making music for commercials and radio stations for the past 20 or so years. I'm currently thinking about what I'd like to do next.

    Cheers,
    Harry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decky View Post
    Wow... it's has only taken me 10 years to find anything recent about Harry Cody and here it is. Harry thank you for the music. It's a shame there isn't more. You are pretty good at being under the radar... no photos or videos in recent times. Yourself and Geoff Tyson of the band T-Ride are 2 of my biggest influences. I believe you may have played a few shows on the same bill as them? I was lucky enough to come across Geoff on facebook and he was kind to make video lessons and tabs of the T-Ride songs that are just to damn hard to pick up by ear. Hope you are doing well...

    PS.

    Please upload some videos

    Love from Ireland
    Greetings to Ireland! I can't believe I've never gotten around to visiting - I'm a huge fan of Thin Lizzy and Rory Gallagher, so there are a couple of statues I need my picture taken with... not to mention just taking in the atmosphere.

    Thank you for the kind words! I do remember Geoff - we toured a bit with T-Ride; great individual musicians, great music, great band. They were running an advanced show on a budget - they had computerized sound changes and, iirc, sampled backing vocals in addition to them singing live. If something went wrong and the computer fritzed, they would just keep playing and singing as one of the most accomplished, kick-ass power trios you ever heard. They deserved to be heard by more people - too common a story.

    I'm still thinking about the videos thing - one of these days!

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    Here's a recent photo of me - photo by metal photog extraordinaire Stephanie Cabral:


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    Hi all, I'm new to the forums and by luck I just found this great post when searching topics from the good and ol' Mr. Harry K. Cody ... it's also great to see that the guy himself is around here ... great photo by the way ... still looking bad ass as usual :-)

    I literally read all the threads and in particular found very interesting Harry's comment on Second Coming album to almost being done more 'industrial-ish' ... well, we never know what would have happened, maybe VNB wouldn't happened at all or would be better accepted? In regards to VNB, besides being one of the best albums of that time, another thing that impresses me until today, is the over all production and programming done. I remember Cybersank ( Sanken Sandqvist ) was involved with production and maybe mixing/mastering/engineering also? Another important aspect of VNB is that although one can call it 'industrial', it's industrial with guitar solos and the 80ies vibe still ingrained in the music. In my opinion that was very unique to SM.

    I remember late '93 in New York I heard in the radio an announcement of a show to be held in the Limelight venue, really cold night! I was very curious to see how VNB would be live and I really enjoyed every song. A few months ago I posted a few photos of that show in the Skold page, I'll post them here too ... amazing show ... unforgettable ... I don't remember who was the drummer and the bassist ... they were great too.

    1993.94--USA--shotgun.messiah--limelight.NY.1.jpg - 1993.94--USA--shotgun.messiah--limelight.NY.2.jpg
    1993.94--USA--shotgun.messiah--limelight.NY.3.jpg - 1993.94--USA--shotgun.messiah--limelight.NY.4.jpg

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    Hey Harry -

    Just wanted to let you know you've got a huge fan in Boston! I'm a GIT grad and have played in many bands throughout my life. As you said, in order to be successful you need the full package, plus some luck. I came real close a few times but was never able to close the deal. Anyway, SM is one of my favorite bands and has been since I first heard you guys. You're one hell of a player with awesome tone and great style. Every solo is fantastic with innovative twists. Thanks for the great music!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenA View Post
    Hi all, I'm new to the forums and by luck I just found this great post when searching topics from the good and ol' Mr. Harry K. Cody ... it's also great to see that the guy himself is around here ... great photo by the way ... still looking bad ass as usual :-)

    I literally read all the threads and in particular found very interesting Harry's comment on Second Coming album to almost being done more 'industrial-ish' ... well, we never know what would have happened, maybe VNB wouldn't happened at all or would be better accepted? In regards to VNB, besides being one of the best albums of that time, another thing that impresses me until today, is the over all production and programming done. I remember Cybersank ( Sanken Sandqvist ) was involved with production and maybe mixing/mastering/engineering also? Another important aspect of VNB is that although one can call it 'industrial', it's industrial with guitar solos and the 80ies vibe still ingrained in the music. In my opinion that was very unique to SM.

    I remember late '93 in New York I heard in the radio an announcement of a show to be held in the Limelight venue, really cold night! I was very curious to see how VNB would be live and I really enjoyed every song. A few months ago I posted a few photos of that show in the Skold page, I'll post them here too ... amazing show ... unforgettable ... I don't remember who was the drummer and the bassist ... they were great too.

    1993.94--USA--shotgun.messiah--limelight.NY.1.jpg - 1993.94--USA--shotgun.messiah--limelight.NY.2.jpg
    1993.94--USA--shotgun.messiah--limelight.NY.3.jpg - 1993.94--USA--shotgun.messiah--limelight.NY.4.jpg
    I missed this post until yesterday - my apologies!

    The VNB album was arranged/performed/recorded by Sank, Skold and me, and then mixed and mastered by Stefan Glaumann, who went on to do cool stuff for Rammstein. The song structure was still very "rock", because while we liked the sound and intensity of industrial, I never much cared for the repetitive arrangements. We wanted to combine the genres, and I'm pretty damn proud of the result!

    I love the shots from the Limelight! Such a cool venue! The bass player was Pat Guyton, and the phenomenal drummer was Bjarne Johansson - a homie from way back when.

    Due to the lack of support from the label, I was miserable for most of that tour, and I'm pretty sure it showed. If anyone reading this met me then, I probably should apologize.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mattsmusic View Post
    Hey Harry -

    Just wanted to let you know you've got a huge fan in Boston! I'm a GIT grad and have played in many bands throughout my life. As you said, in order to be successful you need the full package, plus some luck. I came real close a few times but was never able to close the deal. Anyway, SM is one of my favorite bands and has been since I first heard you guys. You're one hell of a player with awesome tone and great style. Every solo is fantastic with innovative twists. Thanks for the great music!

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    I missed this post until yesterday - my apologies!
    The VNB album was arranged/performed/recorded by Sank, Skold and me, and then mixed and mastered by Stefan Glaumann, who went on to do cool stuff for Rammstein. The song structure was still very "rock", because while we liked the sound and intensity of industrial, I never much cared for the repetitive arrangements. We wanted to combine the genres, and I'm pretty damn proud of the result!
    I love the shots from the Limelight! Such a cool venue! The bass player was Pat Guyton, and the phenomenal drummer was Bjarne Johansson - a homie from way back when.
    Due to the lack of support from the label, I was miserable for most of that tour, and I'm pretty sure it showed. If anyone reading this met me then, I probably should apologize.
    Hey Harry, thanks for the feedback ... Sank + Skold +You ... I keep trying to do a mental visualization of you guys working on that album ... imagine if we had a making off DVD for VNB, hehe

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    Thank you for the kind words! Yes, there really were a lot of great guitarists in the '80s pushing the boundaries of what was "allowed" in the context of rock - a fun time of exploration. I'm honored that you count me among the good ones.

    I've got a nice life in SoCal. I've been making music for commercials and radio stations for the past 20 or so years. I'm currently thinking about what I'd like to do next.

    Cheers,
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    Hey Harry. Somewhat thrilling for me to stumble upon this thread here and read all of your responses. I was a *huge* fan of SM and specifically, your playing. Your style and patterns were a big influence on my own playing, so for that I am thankful. Actually, it was Al Pitrelli of TSO/Savatage fame who turned me onto you. The 80s were indeed a great and exciting time for guitarists.

    I was lucky enough to have seen you on both the SC and VNB tours as well. Both were truly great experiences being able to watch you rip it up in a live setting

    Fantastic to read you're still playing and doing your thing out in Cali. One of the number one questions running around my mind for the past 24 years has been "whatever happened to Harry K?" This thread finally gave me the answer <3

    cheers,
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    Hey Harry. Somewhat thrilling for me to stumble upon this thread here and read all of your responses. I was a *huge* fan of SM and specifically, your playing. Your style and patterns were a big influence on my own playing, so for that I am thankful. Actually, it was Al Pitrelli of TSO/Savatage fame who turned me onto you. The 80s were indeed a great and exciting time for guitarists.

    I was lucky enough to have seen you on both the SC and VNB tours as well. Both were truly great experiences being able to watch you rip it up in a live setting

    Fantastic to read you're still playing and doing your thing out in Cali. One of the number one questions running around my mind for the past 24 years has been "whatever happened to Harry K?" This thread finally gave me the answer <3

    cheers,
    -Bb
    Thanks, BerkleeBuck! I appreciate the compliments, and I'm always honored to hear that I influenced a fellow guitarist's playing style. High praise!

    I'm extra honored that you first heard of me from a guitarist of Al Pitrelli's caliber!

    Your post made a good day better!

    Cheers,
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    Harry Cody , Sir you simply rock hard and I love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Gringo View Post
    Harry Cody , Sir you simply rock hard and I love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks!!!


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    Hey Harry, what gauge strings are you using for les Paul. Do you keep to 9-42?
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    Hey Harry, what gauge strings are you using for les Paul. Do you keep to 9-42?
    Yes - I've tried to go heavier on a couple of occasions, but in the end it hampers my playing more than it improves my tone, so I just decided I'm a 9's kind of guy.


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    Harry Cody...I just found this post after trying to do a search for "Rig Rundown" on you....was looking to find out what Folkesson did that was so special to your Marshall....simply awesome tone.

    After reading this, I joined this post so I could let you know how many people- and how much -you have positively impacted all of us, our numbers are easily in the tens of thousands if not more. You are a guitar hero for so many....and believe me, more people admire you and your playing/writing than you will ever know. You are very humble. I have met many rock stars over my years, always wish i could have met you.

    Many of us still listen to Shotgun. I still haven't found a stereo that can play "Sex Drugs" loud enough! AWESOME music to this day...always amazes me how a song can instantly bring you back....put a smile on your face and remember doing all the things you shouldn't have been doing I also want to remind you there is a whole new generation of kids who are into 80/90s "metal", they need to find you!

    Anyways, I just wanted to take a minute to let you know YOU have made a huge impact in our lives, never forget it
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCW View Post
    Harry Cody...I just found this post after trying to do a search for "Rig Rundown" on you....was looking to find out what Folkesson did that was so special to your Marshall....simply awesome tone.

    After reading this, I joined this post so I could let you know how many people- and how much -you have positively impacted all of us, our numbers are easily in the tens of thousands if not more. You are a guitar hero for so many....and believe me, more people admire you and your playing/writing than you will ever know. You are very humble. I have met many rock stars over my years, always wish i could have met you.

    Many of us still listen to Shotgun. I still haven't found a stereo that can play "Sex Drugs" loud enough! AWESOME music to this day...always amazes me how a song can instantly bring you back....put a smile on your face and remember doing all the things you shouldn't have been doing I also want to remind you there is a whole new generation of kids who are into 80/90s "metal", they need to find you!

    Anyways, I just wanted to take a minute to let you know YOU have made a huge impact in our lives, never forget it
    Thank you!

    I do keep running into people who hold Shotgun in high regard, and I feel blessed. When I started out, my idea of success was to create music that would move someone, somewhere, the same way my idols moved me. I think I've accomplished that, and it feels good.


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    Any tone tips you care to share? Thanks for the response....very cool of you! Just wanted you to know you made a diffrerence
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDlV9szrwpI Im sure you've already seen this, I just came across it.

    BTW you mentioned wanting to own an original red Jackson Rhoads like you borrowed for the video. I have one thats not doing me any good if you r interested. Would be an honor to work something out, not asking alot for it.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk9U9s8pmPk

    from 2014. Shotgun is out there.
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    Would be awesome if Harry recorded videos playing the amazing Shotgun songs.

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    Hello Harry! hope you are fine! kisses from greece

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    Hello Harry! hope you are fine! kisses from greece
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