EVH w/ a GoPro

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  1. Tony

    Tony Supporting Member

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    A bird's-eye view of several of Ed's signature riffs via a couple Go-Pro cameras... pretty damn cool to see things from his perspective. Now if only I could play this stuff.

     
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    Nice...Ed tones!

    He still has it.


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  3. NorCal_Val

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    Yep.
    Still sounds like him.
    Heck, might even have to go check one of those out.
     
  4. Boston617

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    I was just about to post this. Real cool video. As I live in an apartment complex, I can't have one of the real beasts, but the 1X12 is certainly in my future for later this year.
     
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    ****ing awesome -- that amp looks sick. Ed's playing sounds as great as ever.
     
  6. Ethn Hayabusa

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    Very cool. It makes me so happy to see him healthy.
     
  7. Mookyshoots

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    Agreed. After watching the Smithsonian video, it seems like he's finally found some peace in his life. Hopefully, it sticks for good this time.

    Also, it's nice to hear him actually getting out in front of the EVH brand as it's mouthpiece. Think of how much gear this guy can still sell by doing a simple promo video? There will be a sales spike from it. Great to see.
     
  8. frickengruvin

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    He's just a badass...I remember him guest appearing on Two and a Half Men (with Charlie Sheen), and he had something strapped on that amplified his sound...Jesus his chops are other worldly...
     
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    He's one of those guys that just makes an absurdly precisioned task seem effortless.

    It's like watching a naturally talented athlete. It just seems so fluid and graceful it makes you think- "That's all it is? I could do that." Not in a arrogant way. But it in a way that tricks your brain into thinking it should be something every person should be able to do as gracefully as walking. They make it look natural.

    The you try....
     
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    Related but slightly off topic:

    Did EVH ever perform "Spanish Fly" live or again? I only ask because the ascending legato 32nd runs (before the tapping) are like inhumanely fast.

    Even the Paul Gilbert video of him playing it doesn't seem as fast as the VH II album cut (it might be and my mind is playig tricks on me). I mean it's close. But seems more like 150 BPM than the 165 of the VH II track.

    I'm not suggesting any ******** like it was speed up or anything. Just wondering if that was a one off. Because nothing else he played was as fast as those smooth legato 32nd notes (at 165 BPM!!). I'm wondering if that was the top limit of his speed. As again, he never really played nothing approaching that fast before or after.
     
  11. Misterbulbous

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    yay Eddie! Like others here have said, it makes me so happy to see him with some clarity. He absolutely killed on the 2012 tour, and this shows that he's still capable of non-chalantly playing licks that I still can't play after 30 years (Hang em High). Looks like he has the rig ready to go. I heard Wolfie is working on an album, maybe he is adding some guitar to it.
     
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    The complete "Spanish Fly", not to my knowledge. He's played bits & pieces of it during his solos, though. Namely the harmonic tapping intro & the Eruption-esque middle piece.
     
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    Very cool.
     
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    Lol. Let me save you some trouble....

    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=1460452
     
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    Maybe a stupid question, but how do you have to film/photograph tubes to get that blue/purple look at 25 seconds? I've also never seen power tubes pulsate like that! :omg
     
  17. suckamc

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    A creative giant with as great a sense of melody as any player ever! So great to hear him still kill that thing.
     
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    I will preface this post by saying I have a huge amount of respect for EVH even though I'm not a huge fan of his music or tone... But! I love the fact that (to me) it's never felt like he was just trying to peddle gear. He has always seemed like he cared very much about what he was putting his name on. I also dig the fact that his gear isn't just some blatant derivative of something else. The Wolfgang (Peavey or Fender as I have never played the Ernie Ball version) is one of my favorite guitars out there when it comes to tone and playability. It's pretty much everything I dislike in a guitar (small frets, compound radius, Floyd Rose, humbuckers now days) but somehow he found a secret formula.
     
  19. M138

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    Cool clip. Love the shoes :D
     
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    That's a great video! So well done and informative, nice way to demo an amp, done by the master! I love that guy.
     

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