Eddie Van Halen has died

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    The difference in tone that Eddie got from the first album to Fair Warning to 1984 is really interesting because the first album is the wall of sound that sounds like you're in heaven, Fair Warning is really beefy, and 1984 to me is the most treble-y to my ears.
     
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    Your post got me to go and listen to a bunch of these isolated tracks, so thanks!

     
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    Beautiful Girls an instance of DLR doing his Gene impression.
     
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    I will say that yeah, out of all the classic albums, I think VHII has Eddie's best tone. The way the mids are just ***SO*** fucking aggressive and mean. It's so growly.
     
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    I wish there were more isolated tracks from the Van Hagar era out there.
     
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    the riff that made me want to play guitar in 1979!!
     
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    VHII is my favorite. I like it -- prepare yourself -- more than the first album. That said, I think even the weakest entry from the group from 78-96 (or whenever that first best of came out) is still much more enjoyable, to me, than some bands best works. The band is really skilled, but not so much that it is lacking fun or trying to out clever themselves. Or seem "too cool/smart" for their audience. I get that feeling from a lot of progressive rock and metal groups.
     
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    I loved Fair Warning and Women’s and Children First, still have the original cassettes from when they first came out.
     
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    How much has the tempo and key drifted?
     
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    These cassettes are so old that they modulate when played. I’ve since gotten them on CD, but haven’t parted with the cassettes for nostalgia sake.
     
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    This song kicks all kinds of ass.

     
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    #316 replying to a tweet by Wolfie that he will NOT be "reuniting" VH with him in his father's place. What a weird idea all of that comment is.
     
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    There’s this- https://atoragon.blogspot.com/2014/06/dual-mic-guitar-recording-techniques.html?m=1

    Suppose it really depends on what’s going on at the board once those two signals come in. That aspect gets tossed out the window when people start digging into gear used on albums, who knows what the engineer/producer did at the board once the sound hit the mics?

    I also wouldn’t trust much of anything out of Ed’s mouth regarding gear/tone, he was always secretive of what he was using and/or hammered and it’s not like the dude drank lightly.
     
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    Was thinking that this is also worth adding to this thread.
    All that on top of everything else mentioned in this thread..... Just so insane to think about, and thats mostly stats from the US alone. No one else comes close to accomplishing what Eddie did
     
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    One of the things that makes an era precious is the fact that it has and end to it, and I for one totally respect Wolfie’s position on this. Let the era end, and hold onto those memories.
     
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