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    Default Ed's Solo 5/9/76

    This is a great early solo from Ed. There is no tapping in it and some of the comments suggest that he didn't even start tapping until '77. That can't be right, can it? Does anyone have any examples of Ed tapping before '77?


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    He's so fast here with some of his hammer ons and pull offs that it almost sounds like he is tapping, so I wouldn't be surprised if he was already working on the tapping technique as the next logical step in what he was doing. Perhaps he just wasn't ready or comfortable enough with tapping to use it in a gig, but you can tell from this solo that he is practically there with his phrasing and technique. Man was he ever an animal with that guitar when he was young.

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    Sweet Jesus!!

    That must be one of the earlier renditions of Eruption.

    Wow!!!

    I was fourteen when that album came out. My older brother brought it home and told me to play Eruption.

    That's when my journey started.

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    WOW!!! That was INCREDIBLE!! Thanks!

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    damn..that dude can play!!!

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    Wow, that was a real treat. I actually prefer that sound....it sounds "shreddier".

    I wish we had a visual on that so we could SEE those patterns. What a kick-ass motherf*cker he was even in '76.

    Yeesh.......

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    Fuuuuck....

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    Sheesh. That lick from 1:40-1:53 is flat out SICK!
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    Can you say....FLANGE????

    That last riff he played I heard on the Pasadena Civic boot way back when and he actually played it better. Great stuff.
    Orange whip?

 

 

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