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    a buddy of mine was asking me about this today so i figured someone here would know.

    he wanted to know how he gets that crunch and wonders how he can do that with the volume so high and still sound so crisp.

    anyone here know what his righ was like then and what effects he used?

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    Originally posted by JMJ:
    a buddy of mine was asking me about this today so i figured someone here would know.

    he wanted to know how he gets that crunch and wonders how he can do that with the volume so high and still sound so crisp.

    anyone here know what his righ was like then and what effects he used?

    JMJ
    His rig was a lot like what I used to make these clips:

    Mean Street
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    Don't you think?

    email me and I'll tell you how these were recorded...

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    Wow man, that's a tough one. I really don't know that he was using any different effects off hand. You know his staples, like his "MXR Garbage", the echoplex, maybe the univox echo. As far as his rig is concerned dude, I don't think your going to find much deviation, but I could be wrong.

    Fair Warning is definitely the most elaborately produced Van Halen album of the Roth era. In my opinion it's the only Van Halen album of the Roth era, besides 1984 that has great bass. I think it has some of, if not THE best production of any of the VAN HALEN albums.

    I mean I think Eddie got a great guitar sound on all of the albums, but Fair Warning contains killer production on the whole album. The sound is just MASSIVE.

    I don't think there's any black box out there(well, maybe one made in Britain jk), but there was just probably alot more fucking with EQ and mic placement, etc.
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    If you go to musiciansfriend.com and search for Marshall JCM 800, the description says this is the amp Eddie began using during 1981, which would have replaced the old Plexi. Kind of interesting.

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    I think a huge part of Edwards sound was the way his pickup was wired. If you ask me, it almost sounds like a single coil. Just listen to the bootlegs.

    I think this allowed Edward to put more personality in his playing - the sound was just more expressive than if he were using some super duper humbucker that was thick as hell.

    But obviously in the end, it was a combo of everything - most importantly his hands.

 

 

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