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    Default My personal #1 Eddie Solo

    I'm sure people have a lot of favourite "Eruption" moments.

    My favourite, by far, is the '95 version with him soloing over a pre-recorded and extended version of 316 after some noodling and Cathedral. His tone, his playing...everything about this screams that Eddie was seriously in the zone that night, possibly alcohol related...either way, awesome stuff.

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    Yeah, you're right, its a killer solo. I've always loved the "close encounters" intro to this. It's simple but sounds fucking awesome....

    Ed always ripped it up on the EBMM's...
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    love that solo.
    does that EBMM only have 1 pickup or does it have a sustainer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lupercal View Post
    I'm sure people have a lot of favourite "Eruption" moments.

    My favourite, by far, is the '95 version with him soloing over a pre-recorded and extended version of 316 after some noodling and Cathedral. His tone, his playing...everything about this screams that Eddie was seriously in the zone that night, possibly alcohol related...either way, awesome stuff.

    This was the very first show Eddie ever played sober.
    So he says anyway.

    He was a nervous wreck that night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ED-A-HOLIC View Post
    love that solo.
    does that EBMM only have 1 pickup or does it have a sustainer?
    That purple EBMM has a black sustainer humbucker in the neck.
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    Sorry guys but I don't think it's in the ballpark with LWAN. I think LWAN owns this solo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybeane View Post
    This was the very first show Eddie ever played sober.
    So he says anyway.

    He was a nervous wreck that night.
    With all that grinning and playing his ass off, coulda fooled me!

    Double Down - yep, LWAN is pretty special - I just love this solo more than the ones I've seen..but Eddie must've played Eruption thousands of times so its just my very small percentage of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lupercal View Post
    With all that grinning and playing his ass off, coulda fooled me!

    Double Down - yep, LWAN is pretty special - I just love this solo more than the ones I've seen..but Eddie must've played Eruption thousands of times so its just my very small percentage of it
    Yeah he even had his original frankie there but never played it.

    This footage is from the MTV edit.
    I remember MTV only showed a tiny part of his solo that night.
    I have the whole show on VHS but haven't seen it in years.
    Can't remember if there's more to the solo on the uncut version.
    I know MTV took all Sammy's bad words out.
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    Holy crap, I forgot about the part where solos over 316. Kind of neat twist for the same old solo spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    Sorry guys but I don't think it's in the ballpark with LWAN. I think LWAN owns this solo.
    As far as all the taped solos, yes LWAN is the best solo I have ever seen.
    But this one is pretty damn good. I gotta say seeing 316 with him playing over is pretty good.
    Good enough to make me not so pissed off at them as I have been lately and actually looking forward to hearing new VH again. Which is a feeling I haven't had in a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybeane View Post
    That purple EBMM has a black sustainer humbucker in the neck.
    thanks Johnny.
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    LWAN is the Alpha and Omega of all EVH solos to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybeane View Post
    Yeah he even had his original frankie there but never played it.

    This footage is from the MTV edit.
    I remember MTV only showed a tiny part of his solo that night.
    I have the whole show on VHS but haven't seen it in years.
    Can't remember if there's more to the solo on the uncut version.
    I know MTV took all Sammy's bad words out.
    There is also a great Aud version of this show which is almost as good as the Proshots. I cant remember what song it happens (first 4 or 5 songs) but you can see Alex going crazy at his roadie in it. It kind of funny to watch. Maybe its the same roadie Ed was screaming at in '07.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchie5150 View Post
    There is also a great Aud version of this show which is almost as good as the Proshots. I cant remember what song it happens (first 4 or 5 songs) but you can see Alex going crazy at his roadie in it. It kind of funny to watch. Maybe its the same roadie Ed was screaming at in '07.
    That would be cool to see!
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