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    Did Eddie use his frankenstrat or his kramer on 1984. I know he used the kramer on the 84 tour, but I remeber eddie said in an interview around 84 that he only wanted to use kramers on tour, not record. I've been listening to 1984 a lot more than I usually do, so that's why i'm asking this type of question.

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    I think the frankie was used on 1984, but there were a few exceptions, like hot for teacher was a gibson flying V, Top Jimmy was a Ripley Stereo guitar. I think the 5150 was built around the same time as the 1984 and 918V was built, and the 5150 made its debut on the tour, so figure the Frankie was the main guitar on 1984
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    the frankenstrat was the main guitar.

    also the gibson flying V was used for the riff/rythmn sections of hot for teacher.

    the ripley was used top jimmy but again the rythmn parts.
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    I understood in the stdio he used a variety of guitars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockguitarstar
    I think the frankie was used on 1984, but there were a few exceptions, like hot for teacher was a gibson flying V, Top Jimmy was a Ripley Stereo guitar. I think the 5150 was built around the same time as the 1984 and 918V was built, and the 5150 made its debut on the tour, so figure the Frankie was the main guitar on 1984
    I think I read that he also used the flying V on Drop Dead Legs.

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    well most of the solos have whammy bar tricks in the solos , so im guessing the frankenstrat was on alot of the songs.
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    1984 was recorded on the Frank (the songs that he would have used it), tour was all on Kramers. I saw the 1984 tour, Ed wasn't playing the Frank anymore live...watch the "Panama" video with the live footage, it's the 5150. Eddie didn't like the way the Kramers sounded recorded, so he only used them live. I am pretty sure "5150" (album) was also done using Frank, and finally on OU812, Ed used the Kramer 5150 on album.

    HFT is on a Flying V, and "Top Jimmy" was on a Ripley, other than that, it was Franky. I never heard that "Drop Dead Legs" was a Flying V too, because unless I'm nuts there is tremolo play on the rhythm of it, and the lead outro too.

    Rick, he used the Flying V on HFT's solo too.
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