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Old 12-28-2006, 04:45 PM   #1
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Eddie van Halen vs. The Edge

An interesting pairing. Edge has influenced a slate of alt rock guitarists, whilst Eddie basically defined the guitar sound of rock for a decade.

I think it's a good pairing for a vote because both are very melodic guitar players. Edge is known for his simple melodic lines, and Eddie for his shredding. Still, if you listen to most VH album tracks, Eddie is just 100% all the time. Most of his verse riffs intermingle with the vocal melody and are really fun to pick out and listen to.

Whom do you prefer and why?
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Edge all the way. Can Eddie play his guitar? Yes. I don't think he writes good music though. Van Halen has only existed on hype for the last decade or so.
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Edge. He is easier to emulate.
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Old 12-28-2006, 04:51 PM   #4
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Edge all the way. Can Eddie play his guitar? Yes. I don't think he writes good music though. Van Halen has only existed on hype for the last decade or so.
You don't like 'Beat It'?
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Eddie can solo like a mother fucker and do all those neat finger taps, but can't write himself out of a cardboard box, plus he has a really bad record of picking frontmen.
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As much as I like Eddie's solos, I have to say The Edge just for his classic "In God's Country" sound on one hand and his guitar acrobatics of Zooropa and Pop on the other. Diverse.
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exactly, edge has made landscapes with his guitar playing, eddie is just a wanker.
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I voted for Eddie because long before I listened to U2, I listened to Van Halen. They're both great guitarists! It's a tough call because they both have their own distinctive style. Eddie's lyrics might not have been the greatest, but there's no touching his music. From 1978 to 1996, I would say Eddie had a pretty good run, Granted, after 1996, the world started to discover that Eddie was a big asshole just like Diamond Dave. Of course, our boy Edge has never been an asshole. He also isn't prone to too many masturbatory guitar solos like Eddie, but that's what Eddie was paid to do.
Great Poll btw!
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eddie van halen is a better guitar player.

too bad van halen blows.

edge edge
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Eddie is a much better guitar player (Beat It ) and I love his shredding but I have to say I prefer Edge, he just well...sounds better.
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I voted eddie because he just goes crazy on his guitar, edge just keeps it simple.


Although he's an idiot for taking out diamond dave for sammy hagar, then replacing him for ANOTHER person who I dont even know the name of
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then replacing him for ANOTHER person who I dont even know the name of
That guy from Extreme(ly sucks)?
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I think Eddie van Halen is a great guitar player. Unfortunately, he has no great music to support that ability of his. Edge for me.
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Every album of VH's, except for the one with Gary Cherone, went multiplatinum. So, one could argue that they've put great music for a long period of time. One might not dig the lyrics of VH's songs, but the music was pretty damned good. Even when Sammy Hagar came on the scene, Van Halen was still a well oiled machine. I love Edge by the way. His sound is immense. Plus it's so different then what Eddie does. If you listen to VH's first 4 albums, you might appreciate Eddie's music a little more.
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Edge, Edge, Edge.
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