I think that up until he switched to music man his favorite guitar tones were from the Korina ibanez destroyer. I seem to remember an article where he praised its sound, and how he thought the trem guitar was thinner. He used it for most stuff that didn't require the trem. I think he was quoted as saying how he'd killed the destroyer when he chainsawed for the photo shoot. I think him borrowing Chris Holmes destroyer for the subsequent album illustrates how much he liked it.I don't think it was a such a strong #1 the time, he used the Ibanez Destroyer quite a bit live too back then. The Destroyer with the shorter scale and Might Mite Super Distortion clone was probably a tad punchier sounding, who knows
Nope.I believe that me wise magic was a peavey Wolfgang with a trans trem on it.
Until recently, I was always under the impression he used his Frankenstein guitar for almost everything, especially VH 1 and 2. Anyone know why he felt the need to record with other guitars?
Gosh! You think?
I was looking for reasons Ed might have stated as to why he chose those guitars; what they offered that his #1 lacked.
Yes, I don't think 'Frankie' became his #1 at least live/ as far as image is concerned until 81+ (after the Floyd Rose, which changed his style also), prior to that he seemed to use anything, but live he really seemed to like the shark/star/dragon up until that point. Having spent much time in recording studios, I can tell you for sure, what artist are known for playing (image) and what they actually record with, don't always line up, and it's almost an unassailable task convincing fans otherwise..I don't think it was a such a strong #1 the time, he used the Ibanez Destroyer quite a bit live too back then. The Destroyer with the shorter scale and Might Mite Super Distortion clone was probably a tad punchier sounding, who knows