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    No poll for this?

    Which album features EVH's best guitar playing?
    Van Halen is a better album, but Fair Warning is a guitar heaven.

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    I bring VH into the rotation in phases these days. Sometimes you gotta let it settle to keep it fresh.

    VH1 had more impact on guitar as an instrument and has more frequent lead work.

    FW has the better playing.

    Itís a tossup. But it really is down to those two albums.

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    I love 1984's playing the most.
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    They all had amazing playing.

    I'm not sure you could say VHI or 1984 were less inspired or thrilling than FW,
    solo-wise.

    I guess i'll go with Fair Warning, just for my own tastes.

    I think VHII had even more thrills than the debut, though.
    Ed was doing scalar tapping, not just one string, tapped & palm harmonics...
    He took the virtuosity of the debut into new territory.
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    I know Fair Warning is the popular pick but for me, his best playing was on 1984. He was smooth, clean and was exploring his Holdsworth influences. Album is pretty dry compared to FW with not as much overdrive. Plus DDL reminds me of a sax solo. However no argument about FW. As long as you don't say FUCK or BOBW we are good

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    1984 is my least fave of the six (still adore it, though), but his solo's are next level on that one.
    Very fusiony and horn like, slippery Holdsworth.

    More stream of consciousness, where FW was more aggressive & biting.
    I love both.

    "So this is love?" still remains my favorite EVH solo, ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Ranger View Post
    No poll for this?

    Which album features EVH's best guitar playing?
    Van Halen is a better album, but Fair Warning is a guitar heaven.
    I tried to set up a poll when I started the thread, but I couldn't figure out how to do it. Please fell free to set one up. I believe the limit is 10 items, so just use the first 10 studio albums. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    I tried to set up a poll when I started the thread, but I couldn't figure out how to do it. Please fell free to set one up. I believe the limit is 10 items, so just use the first 10 studio albums. Thanks.
    In that case, i change my vote to Balance.
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    The difference between the technical playing levels from album to album are so miniscule

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    It's a tough call, but I have to go with 1984, given the pyrotechnics on "Top Jimmy," the mind-blowing outro on DDL, and everything about GGB.

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    1984 as well, for me.
    All the albums feature a lot of Eddie-ims, yet I like his approach and outside lines in many of those tracks, as well as the song structures/tones/mix. He was very well rounded on that album, and more studio savvy. I like the way he was expanding, yet still pushing the envelope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi McFly View Post
    I bring VH into the rotation in phases these days. Sometimes you gotta let it settle to keep it fresh.

    VH1 had more impact on guitar as an instrument and has more frequent lead work.

    FW has the better playing.

    It’s a tossup. But it really is down to those two albums.

    I say Fair Warning because that had all the signs of Eddie expanding his playing. I remember thinking that he was about to travel to another dimension with his playing.

    Unfortunately it never happened.
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    Templeman and Roth laid the smackdown on Eddie after Fair Warning, so we got cover tunes out the yin-yang on Diver Down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashe View Post
    Templeman and Roth laid the smackdown on Eddie after Fair Warning, so we got cover tunes out the yin-yang on Diver Down.
    Templeman and Roth or Warmer Brothers?

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    Just my opinion...by could've been Warner Bros as well wanting something more commercial.
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