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    I don't recall reading articles where Eddie blatantly puts down other guitarists. I know he really likes Allen Holdsworth.

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    Jimmy Page is a fucking guitar GOD, end of story. You listen to "I Can't Quit You Baby" from Led Zeppelin I and tell me that's not some deep soul going on. Hell, listen to ALL of Led Zeppelin I and tell me that's not something special. After all, that was essentially Jimmy Page's chance to shine. Almost all of that music was written from Yardbirds days. The violin bow is without question one of the most innovative things ever done to the guitar. If Page hadn't done that, no one to this day would have.

    I agree that Joe Perry is nothing special. He's solid, but not great.

    I've always liked Ted Nugent. Unique, soulful feel to his playing.

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    You have to look at it this way, Eddie is like Michael Jordan in that he is the best ever at what he does, so it is hard for him to praise other guitarists because they are nowhere near the talent that he is. He may respect some of these guys but he knows just like you and I do that he is the best to ever play the six string.
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    Eddie has stated numerous times that he likes Eric Clapton. He says he's a huge fan of the Cream. I've always liked Ted Nugent as well. The guy can play guitar VERY well. I don't know why Eddie would say anything bad about Ted because all Ted has done in the past is talk about how good he thinks Eddie is.

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    Originally posted by Lou:
    Jimmy Page is a fucking guitar GOD, end of story. You listen to "I Can't Quit You Baby" from Led Zeppelin I and tell me that's not some deep soul going on. Hell, listen to ALL of Led Zeppelin I and tell me that's not something special. After all, that was essentially Jimmy Page's chance to shine. Almost all of that music was written from Yardbirds days. The violin bow is without question one of the most innovative things ever done to the guitar. If Page hadn't done that, no one to this day would have.

    I agree that Joe Perry is nothing special. He's solid, but not great.

    I've always liked Ted Nugent. Unique, soulful feel to his playing.
    I am not so sure about the bow thing. There are plenty of string instruments that use a bow: Violin, Viola, Cello, and String Bass to name a few. So, figuring the same would work on a guitar doesn't take some genius. Now, I know Eddie wasn't the first with the drill--but that is pretty innovative. There aren't many stringed instruments that require a drill for use.

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    Paul Gilbert used the drill in his Racer X days (pre- F.U.C.K)

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    Daddy, Brother, lover and little boy (The Electric Drill song)

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    So what? There are many guitarists out there who have 'cut down' on Eddie. Whether it was in an article or not.
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    Originally posted by Lou:
    Jimmy Page is a fucking guitar GOD, end of story. You listen to "I Can't Quit You Baby" from Led Zeppelin I and tell me that's not some deep soul going on.
    Was Ed talking about Page's live playing? I'd agree that Page has some wonderful studio work on the albums, but his concert playing always sounded a bit "sloppy."

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    I've seen many quotes from Eddie regarding his appreciation and deep respect of Allan Holdsworth's playing. If you're a guitarist and haven't heard any AH, you are missing out big time. Believe me, the praise this man receives is in no way over the top - the guy is a PHENOMENAL player. I recommend "Metal Fatigue", you'll probably struggle getting hold of it - but you won't be disappointed.
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    I can't remember it word for word, but Eddie made a comment about Randy Rhoads that was positive. Matter of fact, I'm pretty sure that somebody around here had it in their sig. line. And yes, Eddie has praised Clapton a lot. He's been quoted as saying that his solo in I'm So Glad is his all-time favorite.
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    Originally posted by Red Rocker:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Lou:
    Jimmy Page is a fucking guitar GOD, end of story. You listen to "I Can't Quit You Baby" from Led Zeppelin I and tell me that's not some deep soul going on.
    Was Ed talking about Page's live playing? I'd agree that Page has some wonderful studio work on the albums, but his concert playing always sounded a bit "sloppy."</font>[/QUOTE]Yes, Eddie was referring to his live playing, which is true in a way.

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    Speaking of using that drill, did anyone see the Mr. Big video where they mention that Paul Gilbert was the first to use the drill and not Eddie van Halen like most people think?. How pitiful is that. He's like "I did it first"!

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    Correct me if I'm wrong...but didn't Paul and Eddie use the drill in two completely different ways? I thought Paul had like 3 picks on the end of a drill bit and Eddie used the drill's sound through the pick-ups.

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    BTW I don't remember Eddie claiming to be the first. I remember something to the effect that some contractors were working on the studio and he just was messing around with the drill and thought it sounded cool.

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    Originally posted by Panama Jack:
    Correct me if I'm wrong...but didn't Paul and Eddie use the drill in two completely different ways? I thought Paul had like 3 picks on the end of a drill bit and Eddie used the drill's sound through the pick-ups.
    I believe your correct... Eddie just used the drill to effect the pickups of the guitar. and Paul had picks attached and played the strings with them. Its two completely different approaches. Even though by using the drill Paul essentially did the same thing, just playing at the same time too.

 

 

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