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Wolfgang.............

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Mo' Bass 00, Aug 19, 2007.


  1. Mo' Bass 00

    Mo' Bass 00

    Aug 15, 2006
    .........Wolfgang Van Halen that is, has anyone heard him play and what Bass does he use! Seeing as he will be Bassist for the new Van Halen I guess Micheal Anthony will not be back!:bassist:
     
  2. war_n_peace

    war_n_peace

    Aug 9, 2006
    USA
    There is a picture of his bass on van-halen.com
    Looks similar to his dad's Frankenstrat.

    Fender body with maple neck and single humbucker
    pickup. 1 volume knob.

    (might be a photoshop job)
     
  3. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Yeah, but can he sing the high harmonies like MA did?
     
  4. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I don't think so...
     
  5. Doubtful. I was really let down by the decision to let him go. His high harmonies were a big part of the signature VH tone. Perhaps Wolfie could hit the high harmonies if we offer him a few extra snacks? Oh, I could get a warning for that one........
     
  6. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Reno/Tahoe
    Yeah... Young Wolfie looks just like his mum. Maybe she can get the boy to be the rock 'n roll spokesman for nutri-system. Seriously... If Wolfgang was'nt any good, his old man would'nt have him in the band or take him out on the road. I'm curious to hear his playing & his impact on the chemistry of VH. I'm more concerned about "Diamond Dave's" 'tude impacting the the band. Doe's he still suffer from LSD (Lead Singer's Disease)?
     
  7. BassikLee

    BassikLee Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2004
    Deltona, FL
    Owner: Brevard Sound Systems
    Dave did seem to monopolize the press conference, as has been his style. He did let the other guys speak, which is new. He seemed to be more "in the moment" than he has been in the past. Sometimes he's clearly off in a distant land. Dunno if he's off whatever his self prescribed meds may or may not have been, or if he's gotten some "help" seeing this as a team effort, but I was impressed with how "we" he was, as opposed to "ME" as he's been in the past. Of course, I think nobody on earth has wanted this reunion more than Dave, so maybe he's trying not to screw it up like he did last time.
     
  8. He may be alright, but some of the really odd stories in and out of rehab make me question overall sanity of EVH. The main reason Mad Mike was kicked out was for jamming with Hagar for all the years this tour didn't happen. I'm sure he would have willingly played the DLR shows if asked.

    Besides, who the hell sells 25k signature models based on the old stuff, which were parts guitars?
     
  9. Scott in Dallas

    Scott in Dallas Commercial User

    Aug 16, 2005
    Dallas, north Texas
    Builder and Owner: DJ Ash Guitars
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    Orly?
     
  10. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Eddie does. Looks like people are buying them, too. Eddie actually stripes them himself, and I guess his hourly striping rate is pretty high.
     
  11. Ha, Gary was good, but there wasn't much chemistry between him and VH. When I heard they paired up I was figuring mixing Pornografiti with 1984 to create an album that would blow up most stereos. It was pretty bland, though I wouldn't necessarily blame it all on Cherone.
     
  12. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I would. Gary Cherrone was a total dick when he was on the Howard Stern show, refusing to sing and being combative with Howard. He came across as a big jerkoff instead of the luckiest guy in rock and roll, and I think it caused the record company to pull their support.

    But if you don't buy the Stern appearance killing VH III, then look at it this way...with Roth and Hagar, every single one of their albums were multi-platinum. With Cherrone, nothing. So yeah, I totally blame him for killing VH III.
     
  13. Ripper

    Ripper

    Aug 16, 2005
    NY/NC
    the problem with Cherrone is that everyone expected him to sound like hagar and DLR... but he didnt.

    that was the big reason VH III flopped
     
  14. ....or could it be there weren't any memorable songs on the album? Cherrone did well with Extreme and had plenty of intensity. Perhaps we can blame it on Mike for not using a Fender..........

    I found the album to be pretty bland with songwriting and playing in everyone's department. People want catchy riffs and fun solos. I don't see how Gary could ruin this.
     
  15. fishtx

    fishtx Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Genzler Amplification/Spector Basses/Mojo Hand FX
    This will probably cause a **** storm, but I have always thought the song writing was week after the first 3 albums or so...Once the fame and money started rolling in, they lost their original fire...at least thats my opinion...I love Sammy's voice...great rock pipes, but with VH..."shrug".
     
  16. Mikeyd74

    Mikeyd74

    Jul 28, 2007
    I took a look at the "frankenbass" and if it's real then it's just plain lame.
     
  17. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I've heard most of the VH III stuff. There was nothing wrong with the music. The music was the best thing about it. I'm telling you, it's all Cherrone. He's about a no-personality jerkoff who takes himself way too seriously, and you can't have that in Van Halen. Of course, we can argue this until the cows come home, but in my mind, Gary Cherrone was entirely responsible for that album's failure.
     
  18. MoD_Scotty

    MoD_Scotty

    Jul 22, 2007
    Thrapston, UK

    x2
     
  19. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    wolfie.

    Anyone have a more current pic with him holding a bass?
     
  20. he looks like young Jack Black from the tenacious d movie
     

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