Van Halen Patent Application

Jahn

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a tapping plate! and i love the guitarist drawing helping diagram the device - that image will live on in perpetuity in the patent office!
 

reddgeetarzan

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Guess they hadn't heard of the Melobar standing lap steel guitars?

Not sure what part of the patent this covers or doesn't, but these were originally made in the 60's from Moserites....

Here is someone playing one of the later models.....very poorly I might add! :hide2

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A440

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interesting, he also patented his EVH peghead. note, that H. Peavey is also a co-inventor!

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travisvwright

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Guess they hadn't heard of the Melobar standing lap steel guitars?

Not sure what part of the patent this covers or doesn't, but these were originally made in the 60's from Moserites....

Here is someone playing one of the later models.....very poorly I might add! :hide2

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I was curious to see.
 

hasserl

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Dobro players in Bluegrass have been using a strap to position the guitar like that for decades.

 

jay42

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Rusty Young used the Mellobar in Poco. Raise your hand if you've never heard of Poco....
 

cram

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In patent law there can be variations of a theme patented. while the links show people playing a dobro or a guitar facing up, I don't think anyone out there had one that folded away behind the guitar.

In all I've ever heard from the guy, one thing I believe is honest and forthright: the guy loves to tinker away at guitars and see what happens. He loved to experiment with the guitar and that's cool. I'll give him props for that. He's a geek like a lot of people here on TGP.
 




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