Ask Eddie: The First Frankenstrat

  Patrick Lynch form the United Kingdom recently wrote in to ask Eddie Van Halen to help settle a bet with his father regarding the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s legendary striped guitars. It’s a pretty straightforward question, but Van Halen’s answer is priceless. Read the entire exchange below. Lynch: Hi Eddie. I would like

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The Haunted’s Patrik Jensen Demos the 5150III 1×12 50-Watt Combo

Patrik Jensen from Swedish metallers the Haunted recently took an EVH 5150III 1×12 50-Watt Combo for a spin, unleashing some hellish riffs on the versatile amplifier. While Jensen played, he also manipulated many of the controls to show the full capabilities of all three channels. Check out this killer demo below and click here for

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Eddie Van Halen Lists His Favorite Riffs

In a recent interview with Billboard, Eddie Van Halen was asked about his favorite riffs. The only stipulation was that he couldn’t list any riffs that he actually wrote.

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Ask Eddie: On How to Set Your Floyd Rose

The latest edition of our Ask Eddie series comes from Jack Devine in New Jersey. Devine, a guitar player, seemed curious about the way Eddie Van Halen likes to set up his Floyd Rose, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer himself was kind enough to answer.

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Hear New Music from Doc Coyle’s New Band, Vagus Nerve

Listen to some new music from Vagus Nerve, the new band from ex-God Forbid guitarist Doc Coyle.

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Watch an Epic Live Solo from Eddie Van Halen

The sounds that Eddie Van Halen can get out of a guitar are seemingly infinite, and of course, well-documented.

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Watch Scale the Summit’s New Video for ‘Blue Sun’

Texas progressive standouts Scale the Summit certainly had some interesting wardrobe choices in their new video for “Blue Sun,” a shreddy track off the impending V, which is due out Sept. 18.

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Ask Eddie: Using a Drill on ‘Poundcake’

Eddie Van Halen has long been known for his innovation, whether it was creating his own guitars or supercharging his amps. But who would have thought Van Halen would use a power drill to complement his fretboard ferocity during the song “Poundcake,” which came off 1991′s For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge?

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Watch a New Play-Through from the Agonist’s Chris Kells and Paco Jobin

Montreal-based metallers the Agonist recently teamed up with Guitar World to premier a new play-through video for the track “I Endeavor.”

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Ask Eddie: How to Hold a Pick

In the latest edition of Ask Eddie, Jonathon Valenzuela wrote in from Australia to get some insight from Eddie Van Halen about the best way to hold a pick. Valenzuela goes about it in a different manner than most other guitarists, and to no one’s surprise, Van Halen has an original way of handling the pick

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