Top 10 Eddie Van Halen Solos [VIDEOS]

8. “Panama”

This quick but solid solo incorporates mostly EVH’s signature finger-tapping, and also showed how he can make even that style sound unique with the way he slightly bends the strings before releasing them, leading into that distinctive breakdown riff.

7. “Top Jimmy”

A notable aspect of this song is Eddie’s awesome use of natural harmonics in the riffs leading up to the solo. Then he adds some pinch harmonics, or “squeals,” as he makes his guitar sound like a siren going haywire. Hear any guitarist noodling around making his axe scream, and you know where that sound came from.

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