Great 70's rock photos, EVH playing a Fender Strat


Neal Walter
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04/21/2009 12:32 am
I found this photographers website that's got tons of great 70's rock bands including my fave, Eddie. I heard about him slamming a humbucker into a strat, but here's an actual pic of it at the Starwood in 1976:

http://www.musikfoto.com/rockpics.php?tsk=display&id=1088&tag=Van and he's got the switch in the neck position, which is rare. There's also some shots of hime playing a white Gibson Explorer

Does anybody have any cool band shots they took themselves? that would be fun to see.

here's a list of bands on the site:

20/20 - 1979
Aerosmith - 1978
Alice Cooper - 1972
Bad Co.- Zeppelin - 1976
Black Sabbath - 1970
Blue Cheer - 1970
Blue Oyster Cult - 1975
Brenda Starr - 1982
Chicago - 1976
Dan Hartman - 1975
David Bowie - 1974
Deep Purple - 1972
Devo - 1978
The Dickies - 1978
The Eagles - 1976
Earth Wind Fire - 1976
Elton John - 1974
Eric Burdon - 1975
Ex New York Dolls - 1978
George Harrison - 1974
J Geils Band - 1975
J.D. Souther - 1976
Jimi Hendrix - 1969
Jimmy Witherspoon - 1975
Johnny Winter - 1975
Kenny Jones - 1974
The Kinks - 1974
Led Zeppelin - 1975
Lou Reed - 1977
The Mentors - 1980
The Mentors - 1985
The Motels - 1978
Nazareth - 1976
Nils Lofgren - 1975
Patrick Mata - 1992
Paul McCartney - 1976
Rico Suave - 1987
Robin Trower - 1974
Rod Stewart - 1972
Rod Stewart - 1973
Rolling Stones - 1975
Roy Wood Wizard - 1974
Rozz Williams - 1990
Screams For Tina - 1985
Television - 1978
Todd Rundgren - 1979
Tommy Bolin - 1976
UFO - M. Schenker - 1975
Van Halen - 1976
The Who - 1972
The Who - 1976
Winter - Derringer - 1975
X and Ray Manzarek - 1980
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04/24/2009 5:55 am
Great pix! Thanks, Neal. :)
Originally Posted by: Neal Walter
There's also some shots of hime playing a white Gibson Explorer

http://www.musikfoto.com/rockpics.php?tsk=display&id=1158&tag=Van%20Halen

Actually, that might be the Shark (an Ibanez Destroyer) before he altered it!

This blog has EVH holding the Shark in an old pic:

http://van-halen5150.blogspot.com/2008/02/van-halen-instrumentos_21.html

Also, lots of his other guitars. Rare pix of the Ripley stereo guitar he used on Top Jimmy and the Flying V used on Hot For Teacher. Good stuff!
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04/24/2009 7:49 am
Yeah, I was thinking that it might be the 'shark' guitar too.

My roommate in Hollywood worked for the mgr. at Guitar Center on Sunset, Dave. He let me play one of Eddie's guitars they had in the window..the action was really high but it was still really cool to play it :D

Thanks for the pic link, great photos!
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