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    Among the tales to emerge about EVH’s evergreen love for tinkering with his tools and his enduring affection for modifying his iconic guitars.

    In a Guitar World-exclusive, we witnessed Van Halen’s “barbaric” but undoubtedly iconic luthier skills in action, and how his laissez-faire approach to personal injury meant there was nothing that could prevent him from playing guitar.

    “Ed worked constantly on his guitars using screw-drivers, pliers, and small knives, which struck me as a bit risky for a man whose living is dependent upon his hands.

    “That said, this is the man who created the world’s most famous guitar using spare parts.”

    “So who was I to worry when I saw him picking away at some guitar part with a small blade.

    “I simply walked past him as he was conducting barbaric surgery on a guitar, on my way to microwave half of a burrito from a few days previous. As I stood over this sad meal, I heard a soft but emphatic, ‘Fuck.’

    “He walked over to where I was waiting on my depressing dinner, bleeding profusely from his hand.

    Without a word, he casually began rinsing it off. If that had been me, I would have been screaming in pain.”

    For the average Joe, such a bloody injury would set alarm bells ringing and, for most guitar players who are precious about their fingers, would call for a ticket to the emergency room for professional medical help.

    For Eddie Van Halen, though, it was a totally different story.

    "As he dried the water from the still-bleeding gash, I was thinking this would be the part where he got a bandage and tended to the wound properly.

    He did not get a bandage or tend to it properly.

    "Instead, Ed grabbed a small bottle of super glue from a workbench and sealed the wound by super-gluing it shut.

    “When I asked him if that was safe, he told me, ‘It’s the same thing a fucking doctor would do.’

    Then he went back to the studio and shredded for nine hours.”

    As if we needed any more evidence to confirm the fact that Eddie Van Halen was just built differently.
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    He's not wrong. My dad was a doctor and did this to his own small cuts. I do it too. It's not really uncommon, but the people who haven't heard of it always give me really weird looks when I tell them.

    I believe it was often used in the military, possibly having started during the Vietnam War.

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    I've also used super glue on many cuts, there is a medical version called Dermabond.

    A bleeding gash...

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    I've also used super glue on many cuts, there is a medical version called Dermabond.

    A bleeding gash...

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    Yeah, I’ve heard of supergluing cuts to stop bleeding as well.

    Temporary fix but in a pinch, it works.


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    Canít tell you how many times I used super glue and what is called Nuskin on my fingers when I bowled. I would rip the shit out of them after 40 games a day, but you do what you have to do to play. The amount of force from lifting your fingers to rev and turn the ball would just create so much friction and blisters. My right hand was a fucking mess with that shit. And it burned like a bitch when you had to wash your hands or shower.
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    I've put it on my fingertips if I get a blister from playing bass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    I've put it on my fingertips if I get a blister from playing bass.
    There's an old video floating around of the Red Hot Chili Peppers playing Long Beach arena and in the backstage footage, bassist Flea talks about pouring superglue into holes in his thumb worn from playing and taping it up.

    I use superglue a lot building resin garage model kits and there's been a few times where the bottle may leak or something leading to the shit getting on my fingers without my immediately noticing and suddenly I have two or three fingers glued together. I think the worst was when some dripped on my foot and flip-flop fusing the flip-flop to the thin skin on the top of my foot.

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    Yeah, I've had to play with tape on my fingers before due to blisters, and I hate it, feels all wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James in New York View Post
    Among the tales to emerge about EVH’s evergreen love for tinkering with his tools and his enduring affection for modifying his iconic guitars.

    In a Guitar World-exclusive, we witnessed Van Halen’s “barbaric” but undoubtedly iconic luthier skills in action, and how his laissez-faire approach to personal injury meant there was nothing that could prevent him from playing guitar.

    “Ed worked constantly on his guitars using screw-drivers, pliers, and small knives, which struck me as a bit risky for a man whose living is dependent upon his hands.

    “That said, this is the man who created the world’s most famous guitar using spare parts.”

    “So who was I to worry when I saw him picking away at some guitar part with a small blade.

    “I simply walked past him as he was conducting barbaric surgery on a guitar, on my way to microwave half of a burrito from a few days previous. As I stood over this sad meal, I heard a soft but emphatic, ‘Fuck.’

    “He walked over to where I was waiting on my depressing dinner, bleeding profusely from his hand.

    Without a word, he casually began rinsing it off. If that had been me, I would have been screaming in pain.”

    For the average Joe, such a bloody injury would set alarm bells ringing and, for most guitar players who are precious about their fingers, would call for a ticket to the emergency room for professional medical help.

    For Eddie Van Halen, though, it was a totally different story.

    "As he dried the water from the still-bleeding gash, I was thinking this would be the part where he got a bandage and tended to the wound properly.

    He did not get a bandage or tend to it properly.

    "Instead, Ed grabbed a small bottle of super glue from a workbench and sealed the wound by super-gluing it shut.

    “When I asked him if that was safe, he told me, ‘It’s the same thing a fucking doctor would do.’

    Then he went back to the studio and shredded for nine hours.”

    As if we needed any more evidence to confirm the fact that Eddie Van Halen was just built differently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Can’t tell you how many times I used super glue and what is called Nuskin on my fingers when I bowled. I would rip the shit out of them after 40 games a day, but you do what you have to do to play. The amount of force from lifting your fingers to rev the ball would just create so much friction and blisters. My right hand was a fucking mess with that shit. And it burned like a bitch when you had to wash your hands or shower.
    Nuskin! My Mom was an avid bowler and had that stuff in her bag. Can't tell you how many times we dove in there for it to seal a wound. It works. But it smells awful and stings like a sumbitch.

    I had a cut right at the knuckle on my left index finger from a razor that I was using on an art project in middle school. Nasty cut. Went to my Dad and he super glued it shut, took a popsicle stick and made a splint. I went to school the next day and my teacher commented on it and I told her my Dad had fixed my finger and she looked at me like I came from a family of barbarians.

    Hey, if we had gone to the emergency room for every injury we would have been in there everyday.

 

 

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