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    Don't know if this is the place for this topic, but it's as good a place as any to start.
    I don't think this month's question is fair. Better is a tricky word.

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    I voted no to the poll. No big deal, I love all of Eddie's work, but I happen to prefer the "raw" Eddie, rather than the "mature" Eddie. Ted Templeman stated that he saw a change in Eddies playing as he became more wealthy. Who knows?
    Is he a different player than in 1978? Of course. The question is how will he sound on a full album back with Dave? I can't wait.

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    You're right, "better" is an ambiguous term.

    I voted yes.

    Maybe the October poll question will be "better".

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    Yes, October's poll will be, "What Is the Best Definition Of The Word Better?" Blame, Timmy, this month's poll was his idea. See how easily I shift blame.

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    Well, as soon as I have some current Edward Van Halen guitar work to compare to 1978, I'll be glad 'n let you know!

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    Yes guys, blame me. The idea of the question was mine but (here's where I shift the blame again back to Brett) but I didn't give it to him word for word that way. J/K Brett

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    .....see the thing with ed's guitar playing is this : you rediscover and you rediscover , his playing is timeless ....but i will say this - MY ears liked the older tone , dont get me wrong the after 1984 tone was great but i think more effects got in-between the guitar and amp - u miss those little things in his phrazing.....5150 was great .....balance was great ....who the hell am i to cut on the king ......he is just thinking future not the past

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    Good thoughts people,
    I don't get the chance to read and respond to this board much anymore, new job, verry busy, but love to read it when I get the chance and respond occasionally.

    Anyway, just a suggestion, but could you re phrase the poll question to "Which era of Eddie's playing do you "prefer" now or 1978?

    That might make things all better

    Peace
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