Let’s slap some stripes on it

Dunlop EVH95 signature Eddie Van Halen Wah pedal
Dunlop EVH95 signature Eddie Van Halen Wah pedal

add a three letter logo and it’s a signature model.

Reading an interview with Eddie Van Halen the other day and he mentioned a prototype signature Dunlop Wah pedal he was using in his pedal board for the reunion tour.

Now I knew he had a wah in his rig and he says in the interview that it’s not a new addition cause he’s used one from the early 90s. But even if he does use it a lot these days it’s not a pedal you associate with Mr. EVH.

Yeah you can see why there’s sig wahs for Buddy Guy, Slash, Dimebag, Zakk Wylde and of course Jimi but this one is a strange choice.

The signature Phase 90 and Flanger pedals you can totally understand, they were a major part in the great sound from those early recordings and are something you immediately think of from the tone of that great debut album.

And that’s what most fans really want, that original late seventies tone not the mid-nineties version.

Now I’m as big an Eddie fan as anyone, knocking on for 3,000 plays listed on last.fm, but I don’t think I’ll be forking out what will probably be a bit of a wedge for a signature pedal too far, even though it’ll more than likely be a great sounding unit I’ll stick to my Dunlop GCB95 Original Crybaby Wah that I’ve had for a long time, it was my first effects pedal, though it may be battered to hell and have seen better days and might need some work done to it.

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