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Beth Naranjo. Hot lyrics. Featured lyrics. Words by Van Halen Ah-hah! We came here to entertain you Leaving here we aggravate you Don't you know it means the same to me?
I'm the one, the one you love Come on baby, show your love Hey! Give it to me I see a glow that fills this room I see it rolling off of you And now your message from above I'm tellin you Ow! I use a pretty long cord on stage, about a twenty-five-footer or a thirty-footer, and after it goes through the pedals I use an equaliser to boost the line back up.
But tone-wise I just crank everything all the way up, and depending on how you pick you get different tones and stuff. My amp set-up is pretty tricked though. I use six heads hooked to six cabinets. The cabinets are pretty much stock except I changed the way they look a little bit. And I use these things called voltage generators. What this box does is it enables me to put one-fifty or one-sixty watts. It enables me to crank up the voltage higher than the amp is supposed to take.
It really makes the tubes red-hot, you know. It really makes the amp overload so much that it gets the sound I like. Yeah, a voltage generator. Oh, no, no no [much laughter]. See, the thing is, I get the exact same sound out of one or out of six. And each amp sounds the same.
We play stage volume. We recorded at Sunset Sound. I like that room. But in order for us to be comfortable we just do what we want. We set up in a big room, and I used almost everything I use on stage. Only I used my old Marshalls, as opposed to brand new ones that I use live. For the first album it took us just a week to do the music, four or five days.
Everything was basically done in first and second take. Our concept was to just do what we came up with, as opposed to forcing ourselves to write something commercial. How you do you manage to keep your guitar in tune when you have so much whammy bar stuff going on in your playing? That is a very tricky question. A lot of people just grab the bar and go [mimics the sound of a bar going up and down] and expect it to stay in tune.
Like after you hit the bar after you bring the note down, usually one of the strings goes sharp. So what you do is, before you come back in with a full chord, you have to stretch with your left hand to pop it back. Without picking the string, you just grab the string and jerk it up real quick and then it pops right back to where it was before you hit the bar. And the kind of strings you use is important. So far, for that Strat those are the best gauges for keeping it in tune.
The spring set-up. They come with five springs, but I use only four. There are two long screws, and how tight you got that set changes the tension of the springs. How you wind your strings, how many springs you got, the string retainers at the top, and the way you play it.
It took me a while to figure it out. I needed another guitar because I tend to bend the hell out of the strings a lot. Usually after my solo live, I change guitars.
So I needed another guitar. So I just picked up a Paul. It looks cool. I have never in my life owned an acoustic guitar. A little bit.
But who knows what lurks in the future? Me and my brother both play keyboards, too. So I think maybe I might get a synthesiser and play keyboards.Mar 27, · Steve Townsend demonstrates how to play Van Halen's "I'm The One" from Van Halen's first album using Eddie Van Halen's tricks and techniques. Gear Used: Wampler Pedals Pinnacle distortion pedal.