WolfgangRegistry.com Forum Index
Forum dedicated to Van Halen Model Guitars
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

New Member

Post new topic   Reply to topic    WolfgangRegistry.com Forum Index -> Peavey
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

Joined: 05 Sep 2009
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:16 pm    Post subject: New Member Reply with quote

Hey folks -- I'm new here, but wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. I have been playing guitar for almost 20 years, but I'm about to be a brand new Wolfgang owner...as soon as the guitar I bought on eBay a couple of days ago arrives. It's a Wolfgang Special (EXP, I think....I got a great price, so I assume it's Korean made). It has an Amber top, and it looks like a beauty from the pictures. I'll post pics when it arrives if y'all want to see it.

My main guitar that I play the most right now is an early 90's Gibson Les Paul Studio. I also have an Epiphone LP Jr. My main acoustic is a Martin D-28, and I also have a Vox acoustic passed down from my dad that I think was made in the mid-60's. When plugged in, I play through a Fender M-80 Chorus amp.

I have always been a huge VH fan, but I haven't spent a lot of time learning the VH style....my biggest influences to my playing style have been Neil Young, The Allman Bros, Pearl Jam, Wilco, and Jimmy Page. I have decided that I really want to learn more of the VH style that I have loved to listen to for so long, though. So if anyone has any suggestions for how an old dog can learn new tricks (any particulaly good books/instructional videos on the VH technique out there), I would appreciate it!

And also....the Wolfie will be the first guitar I have owned with a tremolo system. Any suggestions for a whammy-newbie? I know changing strings is going to be quite a bit different with the Floyd Rose, but does anyone have any other maintenance/care suggestions?
I'm also excited about using the D-Tuna...I play in drop-D quite a bit, so I'm really looking forward to putting that to use. And once again, any tricks of the trade for a new user of the D-Tuna are welcome.

Anyway, that's enough for my first post!!! Thanks in advance for any replies -- I look forward to becoming an official Wolfgang owner in just a few days!!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

Joined: 29 Sep 2008
Posts: 56
Location: San Antonio, TX

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome! There is so much written about Eddie and his technique. I would suggest doing what you're doing now. Just asking people on this site or over at www.halen.com

Also check out youtube for "how to play" videos on Eddie's technique. You can always get the tab but I would recommend powertab instead of the txt file tabs.

Some people pick up on his technique quickly other take a lot longer so the best advice is just to learn his songs and disect Eddie's playing as much as possible.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    WolfgangRegistry.com Forum Index -> Peavey All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
subRed style by ktauber