Chip Ellis with a Shark Destroyer

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March 19, 2014 at 4:37 am Quote #34033

ekru
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thismusicsux: 1980 oh yeah?!I didn’t think he played that at all on WACF tour… even though it was prominent on the cover and all. nice.

There are a few photos (Zlowz’ books have sweet ones; also the FW tourbook) floating around. Not many, as Ed favored the old Les Paul most nights for 1980 tour ‘Cradle’.

(hey, btw TMS : your Mighty =vH= site is looking and sounding great, man!)


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March 19, 2014 at 5:27 am Quote #34034

PT5150
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Before..

After



EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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March 19, 2014 at 5:27 am Quote #34035

PT5150
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EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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March 19, 2014 at 11:30 am Quote #34047

voodoo
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I don’t think I’ve never seen a picture of him playing that guitar after the first world tour.


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March 19, 2014 at 2:21 pm Quote #34049

ron
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March 19, 2014 at 2:25 pm Quote #34050

ron
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March 20, 2014 at 12:45 am Quote #34067

thismusicsux
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ekru: There are a few photos (Zlowz’ books have sweet ones; also the FW tourbook) floating around. Not many, as Ed favored the old Les Paul most nights for 1980 tour ‘Cradle’.
(hey, btw TMS : your Mighty =vH= site is looking and sounding great, man!)

yeah thought he mostly used the Les Paul for ‘Cradle’ on that tour. Checked the Zloz book.. I see whatcha mean. nice.

Eddie Van Halen 1980 photo 1980-evh-shark-small_zps763c62bd.jpg

Cool thanks again… hopefully the mighty VH site can become another VH/bootleg resource.


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March 20, 2014 at 2:33 am Quote #34070

Dutchie
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The Shark before any paint…

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March 20, 2014 at 7:05 pm Quote #34096

VAiN
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PT5150: Before..

After

Dutchie: The Shark before any paint…
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Hmm… which is it? I’m going to guess the white one?


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March 20, 2014 at 7:16 pm Quote #34100

Cut2TheCrash
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I believe the color is silver and not white if I am not mistaken


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March 20, 2014 at 7:38 pm Quote #34107

vhrob
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big debate on that on all the VH guitar sites now. I have been saying it for years and will keep saying it….. I believe its silver and marroon or a metalic off white.

Rob


vhtrading member since 2000


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March 21, 2014 at 4:53 am Quote #34135

Dutchie
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VAiN: Hmm… which is it? I’m going to guess the white one?

I would imagine that it the same guitar. The natural explorer is definitely a Ibanez. I Ed had two of them, he would not of needed to borrow Chris Holmes guitar for the WACF sessions. Its got the same white knobs on it too. Also, the white version does have a slight silver look to it… ;)


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March 21, 2014 at 8:35 am Quote #34137

vhrob
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yes they are all the same one. when Ed got it it had a white pickguard and was natural wood finish like in the pic. He painted it white around the time he painted the Frank and then at some point in 78 or so he hit it with a silver metallic white type paint and then maroon and that is how we know it today.
but the pics are the same destroyer. The only pics out there that show Ed with a differerent destroyer is when he has the red one that he borrowed from Holmes during the WACF sessions. There are pics that show him in the studio with that one. He borrowed that one because his had the big chunk out of it and it killed some of the tone and he wanted a fatter sounding destroyer for those sessions.
Rob


vhtrading member since 2000


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March 21, 2014 at 9:52 am Quote #34145

voodoo
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vhrob: There are pics that show him in the studio with that one.He borrowed that one because his had the big chunk out of it and it killed some of the tone and he wanted a fatter sounding destroyer for those sessions. Rob

Yep, it’s right there. ;)


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March 21, 2014 at 5:07 pm Quote #34186

VAiN
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vhrob: yes they are all the same one.when Ed got it it had a white pickguard and was natural wood finish like in the pic.He painted it white around the time he painted the Frank and then at some point in 78 or so he hit it with a silver metallic white type paint and then maroon and that is how we know it today. but the pics are the same destroyer.The only pics out there that show Ed with a differerent destroyer is when he has the red one that he borrowed from Holmes during the WACF sessions.There are pics that show him in the studio with that one.He borrowed that one because his had the big chunk out of it and it killed some of the tone and he wanted a fatter sounding destroyer for those sessions. Rob

Nice, thanks for clearing that up… I thought it was silver as well.. but figured maybe the lights were messing with it.


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