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    I'm aware that Eddie Van Halen is probably the overall cream of the crop guitar player, because I play guitar, am musically educated, A self taught guitar player by the way, and not a retard. (Go figure)

    Well Anyway, Eddie seems to be the altime guitar god to many.

    i have a favor to ask. If any of you guitar players out there have a band or a bud that is really good(or if im really lucky, some awesome drummer will march into the guitar forum and post his or her opinion) on drums ask him or her where Alex Van Halen Stands on the drummer totem pole if you know what i mean. Is he known as the best to drummers as Eddie is to Guitar Players?

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    I'm not a drummer, but from what I've heard from my drum playing friends, most of them seem to think that John Bonham of Led Zeppelin or Neal Peart of Rush are the best. I'm not really sure how they would rank Alex though. I know that Alex is a great drummer, but it seems like he isn't mentioned as much b/c most people hear the words Van Halen and either think of Eddie or Dave.

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    I imagine most drummers will mention Bonham and Peart as the best. Alex, no matter HOW good he is, can never get as much attention as some of the others simply because of his brother's reputation.

    With that said, an UNBELIEVABLY good drummer and drum teacher I know singles out Van Halen as the only 'rock' band worth listening to, due only to the playing of Eddie and Alex. So, he does get some respect from other drummers.

    Consider Zeppelin for a minute....Bonham was the best player in the band. And Rush? Well, aside from the Geddy Lee fanatics, most people will point to Peart as being the star of that band. Alex, on the other hand, has that pesky brother to deal with.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AbeVanHalen:
    Alex, on the other hand, has that pesky brother to deal with. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Funny stuff Abe, keep em coming.



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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by evh72450:
    On drums where Alex Van Halen Stands on the drummer totem pole if you know what i mean.
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    Alex IMO stands kinda low on the totem pole, he sounds great though sometimes so I'd give him on a scale of 1-10 a 7.



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    EOTN, where's your G4 icon?

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tribb:
    EOTN, where's your G4 icon?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I don't have it yet. It's not there, if that's the right place to look for it?(profile). Should of I gotten it yet?

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Eyes of the Night:
    Alex IMO stands kinda low on the totem pole, he sounds great though sometimes so I'd give him on a scale of 1-10 a 7.

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    Damn why you want to hurt a brother? Big Al is a 10, if not an 11 behind the skins. You guitar players take us for granted. LOL. Big Al is like his brother, THE BEST! Out.


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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by track 5:
    Damn why you want to hurt a brother? Big Al is a 10, if not an 11 behind the skins.
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    Your right t5, after all he did play the whole "Balance" tour with a neck brace on. I'll give him an 8 n' shit then.



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