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    Default Ed's Wah Technique?

    So I'm contemplating buying a Gig-FX Mega Wah and was looking around for reviews, when I came across this:

    "HEY, WAH HAPPENED?
    The coolest feature of the Mega-Wah is the Stereo-
    Reverse mode. The ability to have one side wahing
    up while the other wahs down is undeniably funky.
    It reminds me, bizarrely, of Eddie Van Halen’s rarely
    heard and unorthodox wah technique, where he
    tends to rock the pedal backwards rather than
    forwards so the wah sweep goes from high to low
    instead of the other way around.
    This is such an
    attention-grabbing sound, especially in the context
    of 40 years of standard wah operation, that its
    inclusion here is a further breath of fresh air for this
    innovative pedal."

    http://www.gig-fx.com/press/mixdown036.pdf

    Anyone else pick up on this technique. Now that I think about it, on the few songs where Ed employs the wah it does seem more subtle/different than the way most people use it.

    I figured this would give us something to analyze the shit out of, since there's not much else going on...
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    I'd rather tend to associate Michael Schenker with unorthodox wah technique...I haven't heard anything special in Eddie's way of using it....maybe I should investigate more now that you've mentioned it.

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    I'm going to go back and look at Live RHRN and see what I can see...
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    Seems kind of evident on "Without You."
    How open-minded do I have to be before my brains start spilling out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis5150 View Post
    I'm going to go back and look at Live RHRN and see what I can see...
    Ugh... except that video is so chopped up, you never know what footage actually came from the audio performance (if anything) on the song you're hearing.

    Ed's got a red guitar. Cut back: Ed's got an amber guitar.
    Sam's wearing a blue shirt. Cut back: Sam's wearing a yellow shirt.

 

 

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