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    Show em if you got em! I'm looking for the most realistic 5150 replica (1986-88 era).
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    Jonny Beene and Brett have amazing 5150's
    "I could call it anything, but the only word I can think of is Brown. It's just a warm sound. Warm, big, majestic" - Eddie Van Halen on his Tone

    "Van Halen is definitely a ladies band, and I´ve got the Polaroids to prove it". - David Lee Roth

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    Quote Originally Posted by ED-A-HOLIC View Post
    Jonny Beene and Brett have amazing 5150's
    Thanks man!

    Yeah i have one made by GMW Guitar Works out of California.
    They made Dweezil Zappa's 5149 & a half Shamer if u guys remember that guitar.

    He doesn't own it anymore, someone else does but it was in a 1995 issue of Guitar Player where he interviewed Eddie.

    Here's his guitar from another magazine.



    Anyway i own a guitar made by the same company.
    It's one of the best guitars ive ever played.


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    here is mine.....

    Musikraft (Scott Smith) special

    Rob





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    Dude two questions? you know jason!
    and what pup did GMW use in your replica?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybeane View Post
    Thanks man!

    Yeah i have one made by GMW Guitar Works out of California.
    They made Dweezil Zappa's 5149 & a half Shamer if u guys remember that guitar.

    He doesn't own it anymore, someone else does but it was in a 1995 issue of Guitar Player where he interviewed Eddie.

    Here's his guitar from another magazine.



    Anyway i own a guitar made by the same company.
    It's one of the best guitars ive ever played.



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    Made this with all the accurate parts I could find, from schwinn paint that is the EXACT color as the real deal to the exact neck plate serial number..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charvelstrat_81 View Post
    Dude two questions? you know jason!
    and what pup did GMW use in your replica?
    Yeah he's a friend of a friend.
    Very cool dude and has an amazing family.
    That pic was taken at his house last year.

    The GMW has a Duncan 59 i think.
    I didn't build the guitar, it was built by GMW for someone else and im the 2nd owner.

    I got it from a guy who used to sell guitars to Kurt Cobain.
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    [QUOTE=mrbond5150;1425301]Made this with all the accurate parts I could find, from schwinn paint that is the EXACT color as the real deal to the exact neck plate serial number..

    That's sweet man!
    Love the photo!
    Yeah mine always looks different in every pic or video.

    Mine looks almost pinkish in some of my HD videos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybeane View Post
    Yeah he's a friend of a friend.
    Very cool dude and has an amazing family.
    That pic was taken at his house last year.
    You may not know any details about this, but I wonder how he is set up financially. There have been some benefit shows and he has released music, and I imagine he had some kind of deal with the signature guitar. The medical bills must be astronomical, but it's amazing that he is still alive given his original prognosis. What a shitty disease and hopefully there will be some breakthroughs to at least improve his quality of life.

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    I had a Frankie replica with the banana headstock from GMW, and just couldn't bond with it. It had this strange resonance, like a spring was loose or something. I never could determine what was causing it, so I ended up selling it.

    I have a Divebomb Frankie that is dead on perfect. Someday, I'd like to add a 5150 though, but it's gotta be a great player, and look like I took it right out of Eddie's house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jape Man View Post
    I have a Divebomb Frankie that is dead on perfect. Someday, I'd like to add a 5150 though, but it's gotta be a great player, and look like I took it right out of Eddie's house.
    Pics? This one here is one hell of a player!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jape Man View Post
    I had a Frankie replica with the banana headstock from GMW, and just couldn't bond with it. It had this strange resonance, like a spring was loose or something. I never could determine what was causing it, so I ended up selling it.

    I have a Divebomb Frankie that is dead on perfect. Someday, I'd like to add a 5150 though, but it's gotta be a great player, and look like I took it right out of Eddie's house.
    My GMW sounds great but my Hamer's springs are super loud so i have an old business card tucked between them.

    It's been there for over 3 years and has lasted through many tours.
    Can't believe it's never fallen out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donkost View Post
    You may not know any details about this, but I wonder how he is set up financially. There have been some benefit shows and he has released music, and I imagine he had some kind of deal with the signature guitar. The medical bills must be astronomical, but it's amazing that he is still alive given his original prognosis. What a shitty disease and hopefully there will be some breakthroughs to at least improve his quality of life.
    My friends put on a Benefit show here in SF last March with Satch & Steve Luke among others and Jason was there watching.

    Was a great night.

    Here's a little video i filmed b4 soundcheck.



    Ive seen/played a couple of his signature guitars at his house and a friend did a music video with one of them.

    Jason posted a photo the other day of Eddie playing one of them in 1996,
    Someone posted it in the "Pics from the past" thread the other day.
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    Mrbond5150, your 5150 is killing me!! Beautiful!!! The perfect red.
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    I used schwinn sunset orange and cotton white on my 5150.






    Now comes my favorite part of the show. It's my favorite part of the whole evening. We've been on tour since March and I have no better time anytime then right now because I get to go sit down, have myself a nice cold one and listen to the greatest rock n'roll guitar player in the world. Mr. Eddie Van Halen. - Sammy Hagar

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