RIP Eddie Van Halen

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Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

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Major loss.
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He gave us musical pleasure and inspiration, but his time in the spotlight is now over. It happens to all of us. On the upside, each of us is now a better guitarist than he is, in the same way that I’m a better singer than Elvis is, ‘cos he don’t sing no more.
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Huge respect for Eddie. Never one to hog the limelight off stage. He just loved to play. Massive direction change in guitar playing technique that without him would be a very different world now. RIP brother. Image

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Thank You Eddie. RIP legend

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Very sad. Amazing contributor to the the musical world.

I suspect the price of 5150's and Wolfgang's in the 2nd hand market is going to jump now.
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The Scarecrow wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:58 am Very sad. Amazing contributor to the the musical world.

I suspect the price of 5150's and Wolfgang's in the 2nd hand market is going to jump now.
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jeremyb wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:01 pm
That black and white guitar body at 5:52 is a cool variation on the stripes
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Jops wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:46 am Spring is the comic sans of reverbs anyway.

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robthemac wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:37 pm Let the opportunism begin.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketplace ... 2813564506
Always keen to drop $5.5k on an auction with the title "guitar".
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robthemac wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:37 pm Let the opportunism begin.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketplace ... 2813564506
He's listed that a few times at around that pricing. The fading of the finish is crazy!

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For me, the thing I like about Eddie Van Halen is that he's always smiling on stage, and looks like he's happy and enjoying himself :-)
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It’s such a huge loss.

From that video It looks like there’s a truckload of Eddie’s unreleased music in 5150. I always loved his playing more than I liked the band (though I do like them, especially the Roth years). I wonder what they’ll find tucked away in the vaults?

As someone alluded to earlier he described his playing as “falling down the stairs and landing on your feet” and I always thought that was a perfect way to explain it.
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robthemac wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:37 pm Let the opportunism begin.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketplace ... 2813564506
yeah that has been for sale for well over a year and has dropped in price to be at that current price. I think it started at around 10k when first listed ... ugliest finish I have seen in a long time
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