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    Default Is Eddie Van Halen Your Favorite Guitarist Or Is It About Van Halen - The Band?

    Before you jump on my head, I realize this question may seem odd on a Van Halen website, but I am curious - is Eddie Van Halen your favorite guitarist of all time or is it really about the band overall?

    In other words, maybe Jimmy Page is your favorite guitarist - but Van Halen is your favorite band of all time. And of course Eddie may be your favorite guitarist of all time and Van Halen is your favorite band of all time as well.

    So where does Eddie rank for you in terms of favorite guitarists and Van Halen when it comes to favorite bands?

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    Bless your heart.....

    Edward is numero uno, though Blackmore was actually first.
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    I wonder if there is anyone out there in the world that would acknowledge that Eddie is clearly the greater guitarist - but for whatever reason, they find CC Deville's playing to be really tasty.

    I know people that feel that way about Ace Frehley vs. Eddie Van Halen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hagarfn View Post
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    Edward is numero uno, though Blackmore was actually first.


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    Eddie is my favorite guitarist.
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    Eddie is number one for me, although at the time he died, Stevie Ray Vaughan was a very close second. If SRV hadn't gotten into that helicopter, it's possible he'd have taken over the number one spot, especially considering Ed's lack of output over the past 20 years. Who knows what might have been.

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    In answer to your query,

    Yes and Yes.

    Favorite guitarist and favorite band.
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    Edward Van Halen is my favorite, and I believe the best guitarist for all time.

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