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    Would you consider Eddie Van Halen a shredder ? Yes or no.

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    absolutely NOT.

    To "shred", IMHO is to tear something up. Malmsteen is a shredder.
    However, EVH constructs interesting solos, i.e. he uses melody to construct memorable "solo hooks", much like a songwriter and a chorus. VH solos are memorable, singable. Try to remember a Malmsteen solo. Your memory will deliver nothing but "wheedly wheedly wheedly", if you know what I mean.

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    i dig what youre saying id id say not a true shredder but........man those 77 and 78 live guitar solos where hes rippin up those acsending scales with the little bit of percussive palm muting,that gets pretty fast. id say he was kinda shredder back then or maybe more like a gunslinger [img]graemlins/devil.gif[/img] but i think the fact that he mixed classical,blues, and funk influences into his soloing and riffs gives him a bunch of groove and feel in his style. hes more organic than a sterile super technically proficient shredder who follows all the rules.
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    The bottom line is that Eddie can/could be called a lot of things, because he excels in many areas.

    I personally don't label him a shredder.

    He's like an awesome "rythm constructor" who plays leads with great feel, and who happens to shred from time to time.

    That's my 2 cents. [img]graemlins/drunk.gif[/img]

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    Eddie is his own Animal.
    FUCK THE DUMB SHIT!!!!

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    Noodling is a good self-description. I wouldn't consider him a shredder, but definatly "fluid" [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img]

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    In his younger days maybe.

    He calls it "noodling" which is more like it.

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    I dunno... depends upon your definition of the term "shredder", I suppose.

    If it simply means anyone who can play fast runs, I suppose Ed would have to qualify. For me personally, I tend to think of a "shredder" as someone who uses a song more as a vehicle for displaying his or her technical soloing proficiency, whereas with Ed, the solo (with the possible exception of a couple of smokin' instrumentals) is always used to compliment and support the song first and foremost.

    Not that it's always a bad thing to occaisionally rip it up or anything, quite the contrary, but I've just always thought of the term "shredder" as a derrogatory tag for guitarists who bludgeon people with their technique in an attempt to hide their lack of songwriting chops, something certainly no one can say with a straight face about Ed.

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    Oh my God, hell yes EVH is a shredder and one of the best ever too! The reason most dont consider him a shredder is cuz he actually writes great classic songs and doesnt put out these noodly instrumental albums(although Jeff Beck and Vai make great albums)..

    Joe Satriani said it best-

    "Wether it's John Coltrane or Eddie Van Halen doing it, you can tell when the REAL shredding is going down."

    EVH shreds in a great fashion and doesnt sound like he is ever wanking so thats why a lot of dudes dont think of him in that light. I have always said Django Reinhardt was a shredder. Pagannini was a shredder on that violin boy, no doubt about it. Ever heard the 24 caprices? WOW!! There are flamenco players who shred. Al Dimeola and John Mclaughlin, in their respective styles, are shredders. And yes, I consider Hendrix a shredder. He was the most feared ax slinger in his day and he was burning up the fretboard, especially live in concert. It's just people progressed and got faster. But Jimi was it in his time. Ever hear track #10 off his Woodstock cd titled 'Woodstock Improvisation"? That is like 5 minutes of Jimi just going OFF ripping!
    Someone like Segovia too. And shredding can be on drums, sax or whatever...
    Like Rachmaninoff, or however you spell it. That crazy russian piano dude. That is some sick shit...

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    I remember reading Eddie complaining about Eric Clampton playing the blues. But to me All of Eddies music is the blues improvised! He was THE ORIGINAL SHREDDER. Now he has so much blues in his hands he does not even realiZe it.

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    Originally posted by bobthyfan:
    I remember reading Eddie complaining about Eric Clampton playing the blues. But to me All of Eddies music is the blues improvised! He was THE ORIGINAL SHREDDER. Now he has so much blues in his hands he does not even realiZe it.
    Actually, Clapton is Eddie's main influence. And the boy definitely realizes he has the blues, but he just took it and ran with it.

    What Eddie was not so much complaining as he was stating, was about some of Clapton's newer material where to him it seemed like "Clapton was pissing up a rope." He prefers Clapton's days with Cream when he used a Gibson rather than the Strat sound he's now famous for.

    The Original Shredder? Bet your ass, but indeed his own animal...
    FUCK THE DUMB SHIT!!!!

 

 

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