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    Default VAN HALEN GUITAR TECHNIQUE DISCUSSION THREAD

    This is where fellow guitarists can discuss thier favorite technique that eddie uses and debate on how it changed the face of Rock music.
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    Better suited for the guitar room. Moving it there now.
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    He pretty much did it all! except for the Stanly Jordan style tap technique. totally seperating the right from the left and playing a bass line and a melody overy the top. But im sure he could if he wanted to. there are many people doing this these days and I personally know some one who was doing it back in the 60's but its totally different then VH. Think piano technique on guitar. the thing that gets me about Eddie is that he was really young and had some original technique and a molten lava tone that and cool songs! The whole package in his early 20s.

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    His style was definitley unique when he first came out, two hand tapping, tap harmonics, pinch harmonics, crazy whammy bar stuff, trem picking,volume swells. I think EVH also had an awsome picking technique which I wish he would have used more of. Awesome style none the least.
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    does anyone here think that Al Di Meola is as good/better than Edward, I'm still debating this with some of my buddies, I mean, Al was soing alot of the same shoot Edward was when he was 15.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbferrari
    does anyone here think that Al Di Meola is as good/better than Edward, I'm still debating this with some of my buddies, I mean, Al was soing alot of the same shoot Edward was when he was 15.
    How the fark can you even begin to compare EVH and Di Meola? They are completely differnt kinds of players. Totaly stupid.
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    I am not going for the obvious here.

    I love his use of the volume knob. Whether it be swells or just turning it down a little to get a little less gain.

    I really love the tone of the bridge of the Full Bug. After when Dave does his harmonica solo. I also love the drop D outro riff in Drop Dead Legs. I guess its similar to what he had in the quiet part of Panama. Anyway that tone just kills me everytime I hear. I guess its the Brown sound with the volume turned down.

    IMO, nobody looked cooler with a guitar in their hands then Eddie.

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    Ed(ward) is a perfect example of the fact that good tone is in the hands.

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    Love the Little guitars technique, mean streets intro, piano style on guitar, atomic punk intro, tapped harmonics, just to name a few. eddie is truly an innovator and has a creative mind for the guitar. Every time I watch or listen to him, he inspires me so much and I'm sure for many other musicians.

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    I always thought he was the best at using effects pedals tastefully-at least before he starting using more rack effects in the Sammy era-but it was still tasteful compared to everyone else from the era. I also think he executed the best pickslides ever. Nobody was killing those pickslides back in 1978-at least not with the fury King Edward had.

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    I'll go out in left field on this one.

    I admire how he did so many early live performances keeping his guitar "somewhat" it tune while abusing his trem bar night after night, long before the floyd came along. He was hell on that thing. I remember seeing him live from the VH II tour on and don't recall him being out of tune. I mean, yeah you can compensate on lead but banging out chords tells all. I've heard he boiled his strings and used a brass nut but there's gotta be more to it than that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls
    I am not going for the obvious here.

    I love his use of the volume knob. Whether it be swells or just turning it down a little to get a little less gain.

    I really love the tone of the bridge of the Full Bug. After when Dave does his harmonica solo. I also love the drop D outro riff in Drop Dead Legs. I guess its similar to what he had in the quiet part of Panama. Anyway that tone just kills me everytime I hear. I guess its the Brown sound with the volume turned down.

    IMO, nobody looked cooler with a guitar in their hands then Eddie.
    Ed's tone on Fair Warning & 1984 are the HOLY GRAIL of guitar tones for me...
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    This may be too simple for everyone in here, but it kills me when I hear somebody play an EVH piece.

    His use of palm muting mixed with letting some single notes ring out is an integral part of Ed's sound that most people totally miss when trying to play.

    The slow part on Panama is a good example.
    One friend of mine insisted that the muted part HAD to be an effect, since "there is no way that can be done."
    Of course I couldn't argue at the time since I couldn't play at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy 150
    This may be too simple for everyone in here, but it kills me when I hear somebody play an EVH piece.

    His use of palm muting mixed with letting some single notes ring out is an integral part of Ed's sound that most people totally miss when trying to play.

    The slow part on Panama is a good example.
    One friend of mine insisted that the muted part HAD to be an effect, since "there is no way that can be done."
    Of course I couldn't argue at the time since I couldn't play at all.
    Now that I have a slight clue, memories like that kill me.
    Oh, I totally know that of which you speak! That technique is kinda second nature to me now...
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    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
    Alternatively just walk in and inform everyone that alcoholism is indeed a disease and that they should be less judgemental and perhaps a little more supportive."
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