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Not sure why EVH did it, but back then it was common to have different cabs, if you were able to have a stack, (fawn, black, black grill, checkerboard, etc.) so by removing the tolex and grills, there was a uniform appearance.Lol that Test Bomb rack is awesome! Anybody have any background on why he de-tolexed the cabs?
typical gear nerd: "I don't want to buy that strat because it weighs 7.5 lb and I only like them 7.4lb and under.
TGP Correct Guitar authorities would be AGHAST if someone posted here about adding reflectors or some such to their homemade guitars. I'm sure the snobs of the late '70s must have sniffed at Eddie's homemade guitars, too....until they heard him play.typical gear nerd: "I don't want to buy that strat because it weighs 7.5 lb and I only like them 7.4lb and under.
Eddie Van Halen: "I'm gonna stick some reflectors on the back of my strat because"
It was badass. Seeing this, as well as Jimmy Page’s LP rig, as well as his LZ1 rig with both the restored Dragon Tele and his Supro - just Yay. And as a Jeff Beck, Prince, and well, everyone else Fan - it was wonderful.Such a cool exhibit. Wish I could have seen that in person.
I’m guessing you didn’t actually read the article and look at all the pictures.The guitar on display was not the original. The original was repainted with red added to the black and white and the unused strat pickup in the neck with toggle switch as well as modified pickguard. There is a mod I have seen where you can activate the strat pickup to work in series with the bridge humbucker creating a gain boost.