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The Whammy Bar

From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
Length: 59:00

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Rs_logo_small The whammy bar, the vibrato bar, the dive bar, it has lots of names and a long history in the world of guitars. Find out where it came from, who invented it and why it works the way it does on this episode of Rock School.

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The whammy bar, the vibrato bar, the dive bar, it has lots of names and a long history in the world of guitars. Find out where it came from, who invented it and why it works the way it does on this episode of Rock School.

Timing and Cues

Outcue: "Back in a minute on Rock School."

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Blackout Scorpions Blackout. Harvest/EMI, Mercury 1982 03:44
Crimson & Clover Tommy James and the Shondells Crimson & Clover. Roulette 1968 03:51
Wham! Lonnie Mack Memphis Wham!. Ace Records 1963 02:07
Heartbeat Tommy Allsup The Buddy Holly Songbook. Reprise Records 1965 02:06
Eruption Van Halen Van Halen. Warner Bros. 1977 01:36
The Attitude Song Steve Vai Flex-Able. Epic Records 1984 04:36
Me Wise Magic Val Halen Best of Volume I. Warner Bros. 1996 05:04
Lonely Boy The Black Keys El Camino. Nonesuch 2011 02:55

Additional Credits

Beth West

Related Website

http://kslu.org/rock_school/index.php