Frusciante and Eddie Van Halen's WH-10

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April 5, 2017 at 2:37 pm Quote #56262


28 de março de 2017
Dave Mail 49: Frusciante and Eddie Van Halen’s WH-10

I would have to ask how John’s WH-10 wah wah was always working good for the shows. From what I’ve heard they break down a lot.

Dave Lee: “The WH-10′s were always a problem. I was constantly on the lookout for them. I had just about every gearhead in SoCal on the lookout for them. We did a show in Moscow where John had broken our last one the show before. Before the show I told John “We are out of wah wah’s”. John said “Well, we just won’t do the songs with wah wah”. I thought, “That’ll make for a short set”. Somehow we got through it.

One of my friends that was on the lookout was a guy named Matt Bruck (Eddie Van Halen’s guy). Matt called me and said he’d found one, but I had to go up to the “5150″ house to pick it up. As I pull up to the end of the driveway, there’s Eddie himself. Standing in the driveway with the WH-10 in his hands looking very confused. He says to me “Why would he (John) use a piece of shit like this?”. I said, “They sound great! But they break all the time. This one here, is our only backup.” (Now I’m kinda blown away a bit, that I’m standing there talking to Eddie Van Halen). Then he say’s, “Well don’t tell him that you have this one. When I think a pedal of mine is the ONLY one I have, I’m a lot more careful with it”. Roadie advice from E.V.H.

Lol. That was pretty cool.

April 6, 2017 at 5:50 pm Quote #56269


Seems like over the years, there are a lot of stories of Ed not only doing something really generous, but doing it directly in person; and in the process, really surprising the recipient(s) of his generosity.


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