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    Default When exactly did Destroyer become Shark?

    As an example, here's a good couple of webpages which chronicle right down the months in '78 and '79 when Franky had the Gibson sticker, when it was used for VHII, and the intermediate photos in early '79 before he painted it red:

    http://www.guitarattack.com/mattocas...en/sagavh4.htm
    http://www.guitarattack.com/mattocas...en/sagavh5.htm


    In the same spirit of trying to track things down like that, does anyone know, right down to the month/year when Eddie modded his Ibanez Destroyer with the red paint, and saw-out to become "Shark" ? Or what's the closest we know of?

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    Cool article. So, is that black strat (style) guitar the Frankie before it was painted? And could it possibly really just be a Fender?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loss of Bowel Control View Post
    Cool article. So, is that black strat (style) guitar the Frankie before it was painted? And could it possibly really just be a Fender?
    Nobody knows....the mystery of Ed and his guitars....

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    i have an interview with eddie from 78 between vh1 and vh2, and ed states that he wanted to use the gibson paf from another guitar, but ed says the string spacing was different between gibson and fender and this is why he slanted the bridge pickup so that the pickup poles would fall directly under each string. also in this article, he says he bought this particular body(frankie) from charvel from a stack of seconds for $50.00 and the neck for $80.00 not sure where he bought the neck, i'll have to read the article again. and recently ed stated that he bought the body from boogie bodies. and according to ed in this article, this guitar that he built is the real deal frankenstein from vh1 black/white to the red/white/black/71quarter red/orange stick on reflector guitar every one longs for! this article is amazing and he was so fourthcoming early on, or at least he pretends to be. he also says the reason why all the paint electronics changes was because he kept seeing every body copying him in one way or another and he wanted to keep them guessing as to what his guitar setup was.

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    The guitar sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinkc View Post
    i have an interview with eddie from 78 between vh1 and vh2, and ed states that he wanted to use the gibson paf from another guitar, but ed says the string spacing was different between gibson and fender and this is why he slanted the bridge pickup so that the pickup poles would fall directly under each string. also in this article, he says he bought this particular body(frankie) from charvel from a stack of seconds for $50.00 and the neck for $80.00 not sure where he bought the neck, i'll have to read the article again. and recently ed stated that he bought the body from boogie bodies. and according to ed in this article, this guitar that he built is the real deal frankenstein from vh1 black/white to the red/white/black/71quarter red/orange stick on reflector guitar every one longs for! this article is amazing and he was so fourthcoming early on, or at least he pretends to be. he also says the reason why all the paint electronics changes was because he kept seeing every body copying him in one way or another and he wanted to keep them guessing as to what his guitar setup was.
    Yeah, but Ed has fibbed about his equipment so many times in articles, that I just donít trust him. Part of me thinks he just took a black fender strat and modded it, but he didnít want to endorse fender or have people copy him, that he lied about it. Who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LetsrockDDLR View Post
    The guitar sucks.
    Thanks for the great wisdom...care to elaborate on why it "sucks"?

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    To answer the original question, the Destroyer became the Shark when Ed took a CHAINSAW to it...LOL!
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring View Post
    To answer the original question, the Destroyer became the Shark when Ed took a CHAINSAW to it...LOL!
    he actually took a drill and drilled holes in it and then sawed on it did't he
    I used to wonder why he was grinning all the time(Michael Ian Black talkin about EVH on VH1 I love the 80's) but then i realized the reason he's grinning is because he's Eddie F*#king Van Halen

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    yes he did.

    (chainsaw wtf ?)
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    Here's a picture from 1976 of the Destroyer in original white paint



    Here it is side-by-side before and after



    (and yes, you can see the drill holes, so that's what was done)

    Does anyone know when it was modded? It had to have been between that 1976 club picture, and the YRGM video late '77/early '78. Just trying to nail down something more specific.
    Last edited by plexiglass; 11.08.07 at 06:13 AM.

 

 

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