Sammy Hagar on the 21st Anniversary of Van Halen's #1 Album "Balance"

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January 28, 2016 at 1:04 am Quote #52138

thismusicsux
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But I don’t care for the guitar tone on this one so much . It’s hot and loud and gained out…. but seems like clipping and sizzle sound to me. Nowhere near the organic, warm tone from early records.


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January 28, 2016 at 11:14 am Quote #52143

VAiN
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thismusicsux: But I don’t care for the guitar tone on this one so much .It’s hot and loud and gained out…. but seems like clipping and sizzle sound to me.Nowhere near the organic, warm tone from early records.

It’s definitely super-processed.. he seemed to get more and more into the processed sound during the hagar years. You can’t beat the warmth of his Diver Down tone, the dark heaviness of Fair Warning or the bite from 1984.


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January 28, 2016 at 11:15 am Quote #52144

VAiN
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vhrob: I’ve always thought the same thing Vain…. would love to hear Roth’s take on Good Enough, Summer Nights or even 5150…..

You probably already know this, but I think it’s cool to hear Ed play the good enough riff during the middle of ATBL from New Haven 84 tour… That’s as close as we’re gonna get!


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January 28, 2016 at 4:05 pm Quote #52151

jroundy
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Sound wise…. 5150 was bad not only because Ed’s guitar tone changed dramatically… but so did Al’s drums.

I remember when OU812 was released, and immediately I thought Ed’s guitar tone sounded much better, and so did Al’s drums.


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