I quote below the first entry in this thread:I’m not sure how this thread turned into a Schenker-Van Halen battle/comparison ?
Judging a guitarist by how many records they have sold ?
It simply has nothing to do with your ability or your influence on the instrument.
We all know Ed's stamp on the late 70's is unique and just about cements him at the top as game changer lead guitar players go BUT if we take his variac and throw it on Schenker's rig here in 1975, how are we not giving Michael way more credit for his influence on people and his ability to absolutely rip? He's playing with less gain here and working for every note but he's unbelievable. Ed added the tapping to mainstream ( even though it had been done before) and he had the gain. They also had the songs and DLR. But UFO was no slouch song wise either. I honestly have Schenker up there with Ed. What do you guys think?
This is how it became EVH vs MS LOL. Does that make sense. Anyway it is all good. MS is great too.