#1
Okay, so I was reading the interview with EVH in the new issue of Guitar World magazine I got today, and I came across this in the interview:

"I also couldn't stand the annoying feedback squeal that occurs playing at very high volumes. I thought maybe it was the actual coil windings vibrating that caused the feedback. I thought that if I dipped a pickup in molten wax, when the wax cooled, it would prevent the coil windings from vibrating. I took a coffee can, melted paraffin wax into it, dipped the pickup in the wax and pulled it out right before the bobbins would melt. I didn't always catch it in time. I ruined a lot of pickups that way. When I got it right... Voila! It got rid of the squeal. This process I stumbled onto is now known as "potting," and it has become a standard process for manufacturing in the industry."

Eddie Van Halen, Pg. 69, Guitar World Magazine, February Issue.

What the crap. I love EVH, but wax potting had already been around since before he was born.
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#2
you got your issue before me

i'm guessing lulz will ensue after reading that article. is he on the cover again ? if he is that's a shame.
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#3
^yarp he's on the cover. Sorry to spoil it for you, but this weirded me the hell out.
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#4
big ego?
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#5
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^yarp he's on the cover. Sorry to spoil it for you, but this weirded me the hell out.


i'm pretty sick of seeing him on the cover, not gunna lie. that cover with him and his fat son with a bowl cut was made of pure fail.
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#6
Van Halen thinks he invented a lot of things.
"There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die."-Duke
#8
I invented all those. geez nothing worse than an arrogant rockstar stealing my thunder! Lol
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#9
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Van Halen thinks he invented Tapping and the "Whammy" Bar, too.



He totally invented the Floyd Rose locking tremelo. I've got interview quotes from him that prove it
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#10
the most ridiculous part for me is that today, we have reissues of the original PAFs, that were being built before he could talk, and those use wax potting, so why he thinks he's the genius completely confuses me.
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#13
Like I said, Van Halen made great music, but he is a huge dumbass.
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Van Failin'

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Epic!
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#19
He never actually says that he was the first one to do it or anything, and there's a tiny chance maybe he'd never heard of it before he did it, but yeah I do think he's trying to take credit for inventing it.
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#20
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Van Failin'


LMFAO. You sir are a frickin genius.
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#21
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He also claims that smoking isn't what caused his mouth cancer, his claim it was from the electromagnetic radiation in his studio where he used to sit for hours with a metal pick in his mouth.

Not just that but the guy has had cancer yet continues to smoke.

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#22
^It's on his wikipedia page
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#23
Clearly, all that guitar wanking blew the load of his brain down to the fizzle that is the remnants of what was Van Halen.
#24
Next we'll have Van Halen say:

"Yeah I'm generally really modest and stuff. Not many know it but one day I thought I'll make a guitar with a solid body and put a bit of tungsten which will be connected to a speaker through a chord, and came up with a new kind of guitar. They call it the electric guitar nowadays."
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Next we'll have Van Halen say:

"Yeah I'm generally really modest and stuff. Not many know it but one day I thought I'll make a guitar with a solid body and put a bit of tungsten which will be connected to a speaker through a chord, and came up with a new kind of guitar. They call it the electric guitar nowadays."




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#26
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Next we'll have Van Halen say:

"Yeah I'm generally really modest and stuff. Not many know it but one day I thought I'll make a guitar with a solid body and put a bit of tungsten which will be connected to a speaker through a chord, and came up with a new kind of guitar. They call it the electric guitar nowadays."


Poor old Les Paul

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#27
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Next we'll have Van Halen say:

"Yeah I'm generally really modest and stuff. Not many know it but one day I thought I'll make a guitar with a solid body and put a bit of tungsten which will be connected to a speaker through a chord, and came up with a new kind of guitar. They call it the electric guitar nowadays."


Or how about...

"I think I got the idea of tapping watching Jimmy Page do his Heartbreaker solo. He was doing a pull-off to an open string, and I thought wait a minute, open string ... pull off. I can do that, but what if I use my finger as the nut and move it around ? ... I just kind of took it and ran with it. Now everyone does it."

Oh wait, he did say that.

Also,

"I see the reunion absolutely as an inevitability. There's contact between the two camps, and they have legitimate management. To me, it's not rocket surgery."
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Poor old Les Paul

EVH has a ridiculously large (l)ego, much like a mega block. /Bad Pun.


Yeah, poor old Les Paul....
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#29
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"I see the reunion absolutely as an inevitability. There's contact between the two camps, and they have legitimate management. To me, it's not rocket surgery."



Wasn't that Diamond Dave? Rocket Surgery has always been his line.
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#30
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Poor old Les Paul

EVH has a ridiculously large (l)ego, much like a mega block. /Bad Pun.


Yeah, poor old Les Paul....
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#31
EVH and Gene Simmons actually clashed a while ago over who invented what items. The items up for dispute were:

Shoes
Makeup
Fire
Breathing
The Fender Strat
The colors red, white and black

There were no survivors.
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#32
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EVH and Gene Simmons actually clashed a while ago over who invented what items. The items up for dispute were:

Shoes
Makeup
Fire
Breathing
The Fender Strat
The colors red, white and black

There were no survivors.

lol. Reminds me of that metal documentary where Dio says Gene copyrighted O.J. as an abbreviation of for orange juice just because no one else had.
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