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    The tone Eddie got during that tour didn't sound like the normal brown sound
    To me it sounds too trebally. I remember hearing that it was his wireless that caused his pickups to have a strong brillance to them.

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    I remember hearing that about his wireless on tour. The DD record was also on the bright side. Far less low end than their first 3 records. DD not my fav sounding VH record. Sounds good cranked, but Fair Warning sounds way better at extremely high volumes with da bass imo.
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    He also used this guitar:

    quite a lot on this tour, that was a cross between his old Frankie (same look) and the 5150 and right before the time he started getting heavily involved with Kramer. Actually, he build this one at the Kramer factory in Neptune, NJ and, according to vintagekramer.com, the body was made of maple, the whole story is there: http://vintagekramer.com/company34.htm. Maple being a very bright sounding wood, it could be one of the reason of Ed's trebly sound during that time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berseker
    He also used this guitar:

    quite a lot on this tour, that was a cross between his old Frankie (same look) and the 5150 and right before the time he started getting heavily involved with Kramer. Actually, he build this one at the Kramer factory in Neptune, NJ and, according to vintagekramer.com, the body was made of maple, the whole story is there: http://vintagekramer.com/company34.htm. Maple being a very bright sounding wood, it could be one of the reason of Ed's trebly sound during that time.
    so he used that guitar more than frankie? i didnt know he endorsed kramer guitars at that time. I remember that he used kramer necks on frankie though

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    That looks like Frankie with one of the 500 necks Ed has slapped on it.
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    edward used the kramer ad guitar on the last part/south american leg of the "hide your sheep/dd" tour. he used the franky still on a good part of the dd tour , even used it for the us festival which was after the dd tour and his tone was still thin/trebly.

    imo either it was the wireless or his marshall was starting to fizzle from all the touring/years of abuse.
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    I think Eddie was using either a Shaffer Vega wireless system or Nady FM system. It was said that the system added a crispness and brillance as well as making the humbuckers sound much thinner. I was just curious because Ive been watching the videos from the US Festival and wondering why the sound was so trebly. Maybe the recording of the video also made it seem more trebly.

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    Yep Ed indeed used the Frankie for most of that tour - the main axe used in Largo boot as well

    The only other guitar used during that gig was the double neck and the mini Les Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by EBEVHMM2005
    That looks like Frankie with one of the 500 necks Ed has slapped on it.
    IMO
    It looks like it, but most diehards spot the difference on the first-glance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m e a n s t r e e t
    Yep Ed indeed used the Frankie for most of that tour - the main axe used in Largo boot as well
    Yup. ALA the US Festival, that entire show he used Frank. Seems to me that was his default guitar for the tour. In every photo I've seen from the tour I've never seen him playing anything else. And I spot the difference even though some of his guitars try hard to look like Frank.

    **Edit** played the entire show with Frank except for double-neck and mini-LP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OU812fan
    so he used that guitar more than frankie? i didnt know he endorsed kramer guitars at that time. I remember that he used kramer necks on frankie though

    that's is definitely NOT the frankie...

    also, that guitar was used at most, if not all, the south american shows on the DD tour..there's video of it...
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