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    Default VH 1976 photos.

    I found some great photo’s from 1976 at The Whiskey and The Starwood.
    I contacted the photographer and bought this one below that I really like. A lot of them I have never seen before.
    I started talking to the guy Mervin Rinnig who is a nice guy and he started telling me some great VH stories.
    He tried a few years ago to get a VH photo book out with a Publisher but it never happened..He is now thinking to self publish a couple hundred books. Which I think would sell great with these old photo’s and some of theinteresting stories he has from the early club days.



    “From the first time I saw VH I knew they had the “X Factor” star power. David Roth had the charisma, jokes and was brilliant. Eddie’s playing was like watching Hendrix. Eddie filled the void after Jimi died in 1970.
    It was $2 admission at the Rock Corp on a Friday or Saturday night, during the week it was free. It was there that I struck up conversations with VH if it was an empty club. There were lots of weeknights the club was empty except for me and my girlfriend and maybe 5 or 10 other people. I told them that I wanted to shoot them so whenever they would play the Hollywood clubs, I would call Eddie or David and they would put me on the guest list. Around mid1975, 2 yrs before they got their record deal, I was calling my friends at some different record labels and hyping VH. The record companies weren’t interested. Music was becoming disco and hard rock was going out. I kept trying to get them a record deal. Then I saw Gene Simmons at the Starwood and I knew he would make it happen. The rest is history”



    He has some other great VH shots at his website..
    http://www.musikfoto.com/rockpics.php?tsk=view&tag=Van Halen

    Check them out.
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    Website link..
    http://www.musikfoto.com/
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    Awesome photo, Pete. Love seeing the real old stuff like this...

    A book of them would be fantastic. I hope he goes through with it.
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    Cool photos!!
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    It's kind of weird to see Ed playing a Fender Strat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Dangle View Post
    It's kind of weird to see Ed playing a Fender Strat.
    That's exactly what I was thinking. I think Fender was using some stacked humbucker designs at that time, but that humbucker in the neck position is certainly a mod by Edward.

    IRIC, the tremolo on the first iteration of the Frankenstrat came from a '58 Stratocaster. This is probably that guitar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Dangle View Post
    It's kind of weird to see Ed playing a Fender Strat.
    At that totally unqualified tremolo. That thing had no idea what was about to hit it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by C Brown View Post
    That's exactly what I was thinking. I think Fender was using some stacked humbucker designs at that time, but that humbucker in the neck position is certainly a mod by Edward.
    I've heard some claim Eddie did NOT come up with the idea of a strat-style body with a humbucker in the bridge....is there a definite answer to that question? I was under the impression that Eddie was the first to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    At that totally unqualified tremolo. That thing had no idea what was about to hit it!
    Imagine if guitars had thoughts and feelings?

    Hey...hey...what the....what the fuck are you doing?!?....that hurts.....dude fuck off...enough's a enough....owwwwww fuck man!!!!.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by MF5150 View Post
    Imagine if guitars had thoughts and feelings?

    Hey...hey...what the....what the fuck are you doing?!?....that hurts.....dude fuck off...enough's a enough....owwwwww fuck man!!!!.......




    Exactly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Dangle View Post
    It's kind of weird to see Ed playing a Fender Strat.
    Yeah, especially one with no stripes. I wonder how long it was between when this show occurred and when the Frankenstrat was first commissioned for service?
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harpospoke View Post
    I've heard some claim Eddie did NOT come up with the idea of a strat-style body with a humbucker in the bridge....is there a definite answer to that question? I was under the impression that Eddie was the first to do that.
    David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, had a Humbucker in his Black Strat in '75 (I think). It wasn't in there long, but it was there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchie5150 View Post
    David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, had a Humbucker in his Black Strat in '75 (I think). It wasn't in there long, but it was there.
    You mean this?


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    Sorry correction in the photographers name it’s Marvin Rinnig…
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harpospoke View Post
    I've heard some claim Eddie did NOT come up with the idea of a strat-style body with a humbucker in the bridge....is there a definite answer to that question? I was under the impression that Eddie was the first to do that.
    If you watch The Band's Last Waltz, Robbie Robertson has a strat with a humbucker.

 

 

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