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    Default Ed's first use of wah on record?

    I don't know why this just hit me out of nowhere, but I believe Ed's first use of a wah pedal, on a recording, was the solo in Cabo Wabo. Can anyone confirm? Thanks.
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    Yup, Cabo Wabo solo.

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    and like always, when Ed gets a new toy... its on every freakin song on the next CD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey Metalhead View Post
    and like always, when Ed gets a new toy... its on every freakin song on the next CD.
    Ah... he was good with it on the solos on FUCK, though.

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    I could swear that he hits a wah sound near the end of the solo in Ice Cream Man, about four bars before the final chorus. It's just a quick, bending note, but I seriously think he wah'ed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdrewhalenite View Post
    I could swear that he hits a wah sound near the end of the solo in Ice Cream Man, about four bars before the final chorus. It's just a quick, bending note, but I seriously think he wah'ed it.
    Probably the MXR Phase 90 pedal he used to use on damn near every solo back then. You're prolly just hearing the high end of the phase sweep on that one...LOL!

    ...and, yes, Cabo was the first for the wah on record...
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    I HATE Wah Wah pedals with a passion!!

    I remember the first time I heared Ed use one and I was really surprised he did. I hate 'em!

    HATE 'EM!!

    And yeah, everytime Ed gets a new toy, you get to hear it over and over and over and over again.

    I would love nothing more than for Van Halen (either with Dave or Sam-don't give a shit) and Ed use his original setup for the entire album.

    The old Marshall stack, MXR phase, Echoplex, MXR flanger.

    No Peavey, Music Man either. I want it as close to CVH as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batzilla View Post
    I would love nothing more than for Van Halen (either with Dave or Sam-don't give a shit) and Ed use his original setup for the entire album.

    The old Marshall stack, MXR phase, Echoplex, MXR flanger.

    No Peavey, Music Man either. I want it as close to CVH as possible.
    Right, and the Easter Bunny, Santa and Jesus will do guest spots on that album. Keep dreamin'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by batzilla View Post
    I HATE Wah Wah pedals with a passion!!

    I remember the first time I heared Ed use one and I was really surprised he did. I hate 'em!

    HATE 'EM!!

    And yeah, everytime Ed gets a new toy, you get to hear it over and over and over and over again.

    I would love nothing more than for Van Halen (either with Dave or Sam-don't give a shit) and Ed use his original setup for the entire album.

    The old Marshall stack, MXR phase, Echoplex, MXR flanger.

    No Peavey, Music Man either. I want it as close to CVH as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by batzilla View Post
    I HATE Wah Wah pedals with a passion!!

    I remember the first time I heared Ed use one and I was really surprised he did. I hate 'em!

    HATE 'EM!!

    And yeah, everytime Ed gets a new toy, you get to hear it over and over and over and over again.

    I would love nothing more than for Van Halen (either with Dave or Sam-don't give a shit) and Ed use his original setup for the entire album.

    The old Marshall stack, MXR phase, Echoplex, MXR flanger.

    No Peavey, Music Man either. I want it as close to CVH as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvH_316_5150 View Post
    Maybe Dave could wear the ass-less chaps once again for your viewing pleasure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvH_316_5150 View Post
    Maybe Dave could wear the ass-less chaps once again for your viewing pleasure.
    Not to get off topic, but aren't all chaps assless by definition? My fiance is a big CVH fan - I appreciate both eras - and whenever we get into the Dave/Sam debate, I just bring up the chaps. Works like a charm...
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