Is EVH the only guitar player in history that ...

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  1. guitarbilly74

    guitarbilly74 Supporting Member

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    The EVH amps are far from garbage. And they sell for a lot more players than VH fans. The 5150 is one of the staples of modern heavy rock/metal.
     
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    Has anyone mentioned Tom Sholtz from Boston yet?
     
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  3. Alchemist XP

    Alchemist XP Silver Supporting Member

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    Rockman came and went relatively fast. Not much longevity. Limited product offerings as well.
     
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    Let's not forget that Steve Morse has been with music man for his signature guitars (only two models) for close to 30 years (and still plays the original one they made for him!)
     
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    When Korn started, the universe was the only readily-available 7-string in the pawn shops. Several shredders abandoned them (for flannel, I guess), so they were able to get 'em cheap. Basically a Jem without the monkey grip.
     
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    The guitars are great also(for me anyway). My dream specs.
     
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    That amp line will be DC'd within 20 years
     
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    Sure, that's totally believable. I don't believe, however, that he's involved with any aspects of the company apart from the the instruments. He's not hiring and firing, managing, making business decisions...His name may be on the brand, but it's not his company. It's Fender's. Like I said, a larger scale signature model.

    He doesn't even own the designs, other than the shark body shape. When this is over, he'll only take his name, the shark, and the stripes.
     
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    Munky(ironic, huh?) says he got his right when they came out, and paid " a shitload" for it. He'd had it 4 or 5 years before the Korn debut
     
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  10. Alchemist XP

    Alchemist XP Silver Supporting Member

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    The name on the gear is the most valuable asset
     
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    More valuable than the strat shape/headstock? I don’t think so...
     
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    In one of those Namm videos they say the striped series is the most successful EVH model to date. Think about that.
     
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    In EVH's case, his name is the most valuable element of the brand. Those 5150's are selling well because he got them to sound the way he wanted them and he then put his name on them.
     
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    Why wouldn't they? It's one of the most famous guitars of all time ... like a 59 burst in terms of a guitar and color scheme that reached iconic status. Not many guitars have done that.
     
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    Why that particular model, of all the previous EVH models before?
     
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    Because it was the breakthrough guitar he's most associated with ... When he was at the peak of his powers and king of the Rock Guitar Mountain, that was the guitar he was playing. It was totally unique and unlike any other guitar that anyone else was playing. And the paint was cool and memorable.
     
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    Shouldn’t anything with stripes and his name sell like gang busters?
     
  18. Alchemist XP

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    From what I've heard, his gear is selling well for Fender.
     
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    I bet Peavey and EB are kicking themselves knowing that all they had to do was release a striped Stratocaster with a Fender headstock...
     
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  20. Alchemist XP

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    See some EVH guitars on stage and have seen quite a few EVH amps and a lot of EVH pedals.
     

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