One reason for Van Halen's success

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    so Van Halen was making a name for themselves in the local area.

    by the time they got a record deal , Eddie had re-written or scrapped the songs they were known for.

    Who does that?
     
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    I think the reason they were successful was Eddie Van Halen's guitar playing. Nobody had perfected the fret-hammering technique before he did.
     
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    I think because there was a lot of sugar-poppy teh suck right before they burst onto the scene. I mean, the "best guitarist" the year before Van Halen was Rick Springfield. Yah. True story.

    Good from 68-76, disco, crappy pop rock, Van Halen is the time progression, IMO.

    It only took a couple years of crap. :04:
     
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    Eddie Van hasbeen used floyd rose locks, was a Les Paul student ,and basically fell into a gig with the right people at the right time ~S~
     
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    I really never heard any Les Paul influence in his work. Speedball influence, maybe. Do you know what's better than a Floyd Rose lock?
     
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    no......
     
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    O my, a Kahler 1 ..and 2..derp!
     
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    Kahler's are a tremelo bridge system aka-whammy bar, not to be confused with a locking system ,or which FR is one make/model

    Stew Mac's top luthier might be worth a gander>


    ~S~
     
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    Go Fuck Yourself. Kahler 1> Anything Floyd Rose, boy.

    You ever had an '87 Jackson Strat 24-fret with a Kahler 1? No?

    I bet you can't play shit.

    PS: That action was the sweetest! I put EMG active humbuckers on it, too.
     
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    Eddie Van Halen used alot of different guitars, but he favored Kramers..

    Edward Van Halen's Guitars
     

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