John 5 Says Eddie Van Halen Technique Tuned His Guitar ‘A Little Bit of Melody Because It Was Going To Press Too Hard’

John 5 says Eddie Van Halen's technique tuned his guitar 'a little out of tune because it would have been too hard'

In a recent interview with “The Mistress Carrie Podcast”And John 5 He agreed with the often-repeated claim that the vast majority of a guitarist’s tone comes from their playing style, not their equipment.

“I think the tone really comes from your hands and how your hands hit those strings and how you hit those strings and you hit that guitar,” Marilyn Manson and current rob zombie The guitarist said (as written by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

Eddie Van Halen He was saying, he was like, ‘So [I] Pick up an acoustic guitar and play it, it will sound like Eddie Van Halen, then if you pick it up, it will look like me. It’s only in your hands, in your DNA.

“I picked up Eddieguitar at rehearsal and played through his instrument, but it seemed to me like I was playing through a different guitar,” John 5 He said. “So it’s up to someone. I’ll talk to him. Eddie About it he says:[It’s] Only in your hands. And he always said that. And I just thought this was interesting. And that’s right, because you can play on anyone’s platform but it will still sound like you.

It’s funny because they’re selling Eddie Van Halen Amps and pedals and all that stuff, but you’ll still look like you. I mean, his products are unbelievable – that’s why they sell them, because they are great, cool amplifiers and pedals – but you wouldn’t look like that. Eddie Van Halen. It’s your DNA. This is how you play.”

John 5 He went into the details of the differences between Eddie Van HalenAnd his style of playing and his style, saying:Eddie He would play and he was pressing so hard, striking so hard that… his guitar technique was my guitar technique; My guitar technique has been his guitar technique for a short time. He said he’s going to have to tune it a little bit out of tune because it’s going to be pushing really hard. But with me, it’s different because I got hurt So mild; It’s as if you saw a violinist one day, they just do it So mild; And this is how I play it. I just play it with a light touch. And one time on this last run I broke a thread, and he was like, ‘Oh my God. I can’t believe this guy broke a thread. It was an amazing moment because I’m playing very lightly.”

John 5 He previously discussed his friendship with Eddie Van Halen during appearance day SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk” One day after the death of the legendary guitarist. He said at the time, “We all know that Eddie It wasn’t good, but it’s like us Superman. [We all thought] “EddieHe will be fine. we saw it in a tool Concert. He will overcome this. Everything will be fine. is ours SupermanWhen this news arrived, I was talking to him unique korean [CINDERELLA]And I said, I have to go. I just got off the call and had to stop on the highway. I just can’t believe it. I was just shocked. It’s just the worst news – the worst. Because we used to listen to it every day. We used to see his picture every day. It’s been a part of our lives since the late ’70s, and now it’s gone. But he changed the world forever, that’s for sure.”

John 5, who got his first big break David Lee Rothsolo album for “DLR Band”, before landing periods with Manson and now zombiesHe said he knew it for the first time Eddiedeteriorating health of from hallen singer.

“I spoke to dung A while ago, he was like, ‘Yeah, Eddienot so good , ” John 5 He remembers. “And I remember sitting right there in his place, and I started getting better, I started crying. I was, like, ‘Okay, grab yourself.'” Because you hear it from someone close to you so. I was, like, ‘Okay. Keep it together.’ Because I was shocked. I was like, ‘Oh my God. This can’t be.'”

John 5 confirmed that he knows Eddie In person after the first meeting with from hallen A guitarist for nearly three decades.

“I didn’t talk about it that much,” he said. “But I spoke to so On the phone a little. We’ve been sitting on the phone for a long time. I don’t really talk about this, but we’ve been sitting on the phone and talking for a long time, telling stories and talking about guitars and talking about bands, and it’s always been positive.”

“I think I met him the first time in 1993 until the end Robert Knight, Cameraman. It was a kind of gentle communication – “Hey, how are you?” On occasions and things. But then it got a little closer when I started playing it Dave And Manson And everything. But yes, he gave me a guitar. I gave him one of mine. We were so close – she wasn’t super, so close like me Dave or mike [Anthony] or something like that. But he knew—I would always tell him how much he meant to me and how much he meant to two million other guitarists.”

Detail what was made Eddieplaying your very own guitar, John He said: “The thing about him so He – i.e. people who don’t play guitar don’t understand this – he looked at the instrument differently, just like [Apple co-founder] Steve Jobs He may look at a different computer or something else; [American inventor Thomas] Edison Will look at something different. And that’s what was so special, and that’s why we lost such a giant, such an important number in music.

“I was going down to from hallen I’d pick up his guitar and play through his rig, and I wouldn’t look like anything Eddie Van Halen Even if you play from hallen The song “Sharh” and this The difference, because it’s what’s inside you. It’s those hands. This is the feeling. It’s like trying to describe the color blue. It’s a feeling, and it’s something you have. And I don’t know if we’ll ever get that again. “

A previously unreleased video of John 5 cover performance from hallenA copy of “You really got me.”, Is characterized by from hallen‘s Michael Anthony on the bass Slipknot‘s Corey Taylor to sing and Cinderella‘s unique korean On the barrels, it can be seen below.

Eddie He died in October 2020 at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California.

Creator from hallen His son confirmed that Axman died of complications from cancer.

Eddie And Alex formed from hallen In 1972 in Pasadena, California, with dung on lead vocals and Anthony on bass.

from hallen was entered in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

rolling rock magazine rank Eddie Van Halen Number 8 on her list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists.

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