Hey guys, got a question for you.

I heard van halen destroyed the tone on his, but how excatly did he do this? It would be cool to make a replica by chopping out the bottom. But is that what killed the sound? I think it shouldnt I mean look at the deans that look like that...so anywho what do you guys think? Would it be worth it?
he cut a chunk out of it litterally with a chainsaw and yes thats what killed the tone. he installed a second pickup in order to try and get tone back but it failed.