EDDIE VAN HALEN's Technician: 'ED Doesn't Play Guitar; The Guitar Submits To ED's Will'

John Sinkevics of The Grand Rapids Press reports: In the kingdom of rock guitar, few people get as close to "the hand of God" most nights as Grand Rapids native Tom Weber.

As guitar technician for the revered Eddie Van Halen, Weber not only prepares the musician's arsenal of eight guitars every day on tour, but gets to watch the rocker ply his craft from just off stage.

"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, a 1975 graduate of Ottawa Hills High School.

"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."

Read the entire article from The Grand Rapids Press.


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