Guitar Tech Discusses Van Halen's Guitar Playing
Eddie Van Halen's guitar tech Tom Weber discussed Eddie's guitar playing and the current reunion tour with the Grand Rapids Press.
"Ed is a force of nature. I understand the math behind how a guitar works. Ed does things on the guitar that defy the math," raved Weber. "I've sat with him and watched him do things that you can't do. Ed doesn't play guitar; the guitar submits to Ed's will. It's truly an amazing thing. It's a very inspiring place to be."
The tour was interrupted earlier this year so Van Halen -- who previously has battled tongue cancer and substance abuse problems -- could be treated for an unspecified medical condition. The band expects a climactic finish in West Michigan. Weber said the recent resumption of the last leg of the tour in mid-April has exceeded expectations.
"I think the hiatus did everybody good. We did the show in Reno, the first show back, and I stood with my hair standing on end with near tears in my eyes," Weber recalled.
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