Eddie Van Halen Is?

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  1. Dogs of Doom

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    Gary Moore, Michael Schenker, Uli Roth, Blackmore were pretty much shredding. Tom Scholz, while more pentatonic, was putting down some raw tunes. Early Alex Lifeson.

    IDK about tapping as being shredding...
     
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    Yes but all the music on that live record was pre-VH.
     
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    Al DiMeola let me play his black Les Paul one time, and after I finished playing it he started playing it again.
    Then he broke a high e string, and he looked over at me w/ the stink eye. (the busted string was my fault).
    :lol::lol::lol: sorry Al my bad.
     
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    Eddie learned all those shred moves from this one guitar player: Les Paul. Where do you think all that playing comes from? The original shredder himself.
    [​IMG] Les also wanted to mount all the effects controls on the guitar. He called that "The Paul-verizor."
     
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    :applause: Awesome reply, and dead-nuts accurate! Eddie couldn't play a soulful lick to save his son from eating the moon.
     
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    Think 1965 was early, try looking up this fella. Roy Smeck





     
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    If you choose to(like I have with this thread),you don't half read some crap on forums(as well as great stuff)I can't believe some of the comments in this thread about Eddie Van Halen,do these people really believe that he couldn't make a guitar talk with any sort of music ?
    I'm 74 & started playing in the'50's,so obviously my "heroes" came from that era,but I still love it when a guitarist comes along & influences a whole new generation.
    Come on guys don't be stuck in the past,it's called progress & it eventually trickles down even to old farts like me,i have no idea what he's doing technically but to me it sounds great & musical,do you really think Hendrix wouldn't have been doing that stuff if he had thought of it.
    Coincidently I watched a fairly recent Van Halen concert last night amazing!!,his playing & sound are at an amazing level.
    Slagging off anybody with that ability is ridiculous or just plain daft.
    Cheers,:shred2:
     
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    van halen dropped in in 74
     
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    Alan Holdsworth.
     
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    [QUOTE="Graham G, post: 1829647, member: 52911" I can't believe some of the comments in this thread about Eddie Van Halen,
    Cheers,:shred2:[/QUOTE]


    you cant talk about Eddy on this forum. people go out of their way to bash him quickly.
    but you can tell by the things they say that they really are clueless as to what hes done
    for rock/metal and the modern guitar as a whole. there are a few on here that get it though.
     
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    just WOW.
    how did you come up with this my friend?
     
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    if you guys are gonna talk about early shedders how can you forget the likes of Roy Clark and Dickey Dale?
     
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    i respect but 30 years tired of it. We thought VH would of ruled rock.. Unchained is wicked tone...
     
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    most under rated guitar player out there. blues rock at its best.
     
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    only the uneducated ever claim he did or thinks he did
     
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    People are just tired of the VH is God mantra. Ok i am old enough to remember when VH 1 first hit and yeah it was a guitar playing phenomenon but god that was in 78, the dog needs a nap.
     
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    Damn! 74! Is anyone else around here in their 70s? I know some are pretty close...

    Hey, can we call you Graham Pa?
     
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    I tend not to rag on anyone, but acknowledge the total palette of influences on both myself and all of us based on those who came before us up to and including classical, Spanish, Russian, Asian, etc players of all manner of stringed instruments throughout hundreds if not thousands of years for some types.
     
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    Yup, those 2 were on my radar as a kid and always in my mind as influences. Can't also ever forget Terry Kath as a major talent in late 60's early 70's
     

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