In an excerpt from Paul Brannigan's upcoming Eddie Van Halen biography, Scott Gorham relays how he and his fellow Thin Lizzy guitarist were left slack-jawed by EVH at a '78 gig.
One of only five of its kind, the hand-built axe was used by EVH on Van Halen's 1984 and 5150 tours.
The previously unreleased video shows EVH testing out the riff for the 'Balance' tune at 5150 Studios in the mid-80s.
Laugh all you want, but that distinctive 'tonk' can mean the difference between a good rock song and a great one.
“Don't kill a groove just because you have the tools to,” explained YouTuber Bobby Huff, who was behind the experiment.
You've seen plenty of EVH tributes, but have you seen this astonishingly detailed video beamed from a galaxy far, far away?
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