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    Published on Feb 13, 2021

    The Jeremy White Podcast and Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon present guitar tech Tom Weber and keyboard/playback tech Greg Rule!

    This is one of the BEST Van Halen related conversations you will find online.

    Tom Weber, Eddie Van Halen's last guitar tech debunk's stories about his set up and rig.

    We also clear up the story about the infamous KEYBOARD accident in 2007, the monitor throwing incident that caused #EddieVanHalen​ to rupture an ear drum and more.

    Buckle in for over two hours of THE MIGHTY, VAN HALEN!

    22:02​ - Infamous KEYBOARD incident
    29:46​ - The GIANT BUG story in Kansas City
    33:51​ - Greg's first meeting with Edward Van Halen
    36:17​ - Tom's first day with Van Halen
    39:33​ - Setting up Edward's guitar for the first time
    44:14​ - Ed's insane memory of meeting people
    47:06​ - Temper Tuning of Edward's Guitars - 14 cents out of tune
    49:35​ - EVH LIVE Guitar Tone and AMPS
    59:39​ - Going to TOTO for Advice and using TOTO in Alex's solo
    1:04:24​ - Recording Ed's guitar part for Al's solo
    1:06:58​ - Doing playback for artists
    1:07:54​ - Eddie's WET DRY WET amp set up
    1:12:22​ - Eddie's guitar set up, action and FU TONE Titanium
    1:17:47​ - More GUITAR ACTION talk
    1:21:00​ - Ed's TUNING
    1:28:52​ - Eddie Van Halen was told to STOP throwing picks
    1:31:27​ - Specifics on FU TONE on Ed's Guitars
    1:35:56​ - Crazy story why Eddie was told NOT TO THROW PICKS INTO CROWD
    1:41:16​ - Eddie's famous long cable vs wireless...
    1:54:25​ - Tokyo Dome and getting called back to work for Ed in 2015
    2:00:30​ - Playback rigs and Al's cue
    2:05:30​ - Ed's tone in the PA
    2:06:57​ - The infamous MONITOR THROWING incident and Ed rupturing his eardrum
    2:09:31​ - Cable vs wireless, Ed using IN EARS and David Lee Roth's PA Monitor system
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    I'm about to watch this right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchie5150 View Post
    I'm about to watch this right now.
    It's so good, Dutchie! The keyboard tech, Greg, is there, too!

    They talk about Jump being out of tune and how it wasn't the keyboard!

    Tons and tons of Eddie stories!

    Dave's martial arts warmup behind Greg is classic!
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    Just listened to it.

    Funniest part is at the end when they were talking about Eddie using in ear monitors on 2015 because Dave had a full PA up on stage to hear himself. Somebody said "Ed had to use in ears because there was no where to hide from Dave's voice"

    Somebody chirped in (paraphrasing) "The arena had no where to hide either"

    Really good tech talk and some good impressions of Eddie and CC Deville.

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    Yes, so good, loved Eddie walking into Ralph's!

    Also Tom's job interview with Ed and Matt! Great!

    14 cents out of tune!
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    That was Great! Very entertaining!

    Thanks for sharing this, it made my day.

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    This was awesome. Some great stories in there too. It was interesting to hear what actually happened when Ed was throwing the monitor on stage. Everyone got that story wrong.

    Cant wait for Tom and Greg to do part 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyBHarris View Post
    That was Great! Very entertaining!

    Thanks for sharing this, it made my day.
    Awesome, Scotty! Hopefully a part two soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchie5150 View Post
    This was awesome. Some great stories in there too. It was interesting to hear what actually happened when Ed was throwing the monitor on stage. Everyone got that story wrong.

    Cant wait for Tom and Greg to do part 2.
    I was front row center for that and turned to my girlfriend and said here we go! I thought Eddie was upset with Dave... then for sure I thought he was upset with Tom for not getting the monitor off the stage... happy to hear it wasn't Dave or Tom!

    Loved Tom's story of Eddie messing with him, hiding behind the amps, flipping the switches!
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    Quote Originally Posted by James in New York View Post
    I was front row center for that and turned to my girlfriend and said here we go! I thought Eddie was upset with Dave... then for sure I thought he was upset with Tom for not getting the monitor off the stage... happy to hear it wasn't Dave or Tom!

    Loved Tom's story of Eddie messing with him, hiding behind the amps, flipping the switches!
    Ed messing with Tom was a great story... It was also great to hear what really happened with the whole Ed out of tune on Jump thing too.

    Everyone should take some time and watch this. Its great stuff.
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    I only listed for the stories regarding the “Jump” incident and the “monitor” incident. Great to hear from someone who was there and we finally get the truth.
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    Hearing his take on it (with him being there) just makes me realize how much our theories have been here at the Links. We are about as right as a broken clock

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls View Post
    We are about as right as a broken clock
    Our "theories" are often way off, so true, Ziggy!

    Great to hear it all straight from the horse's mouth.

    Hope to have a part two soon, they were all having such a great time sharing VH stories!
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    Tom confirms what anyone with a set of ears & decent pitch should have known for the past going on 14 years. There was nothing wrong with the keyboard. Ed's guitar went down from Eb to D while he was beating the shit out of his guitar during his solo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Van Bundy View Post
    Tom confirms what anyone with a set of ears & decent pitch should have known for the past going on 14 years. There was nothing wrong with the keyboard. Ed's guitar went down from Eb to D while he was beating the shit out of his guitar during his solo.
    Yep, and then Wolf retuned his bass...

    It was a great idea of Tom's to have Eddie play the Frankenstein on Jump to end every show this way it couldn't happen again!
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