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Eddie Van Halen is a guitar player who needs no introduction. He helped create modern electric guitar playing. We did a lot of research here to see what Eddie Van Halen's guitar gear and rig has looked like. Let's look at some of the guitar equipment Eddie has been seen using during his career.

Eddie Van Halen playing guitar

CoolClick the gear images for more info and specs at Guitar CenterCool

 

Guitars

- The EVH Wolfgang guitar (Ed put tons of work into making this guitar the perfect guitar for him)

EVH Wolfgang Electric Guitar

- The famous Frankenstein Guitar

- Charvel Guitars (they made ones with EVH art too)

- Kramer Guitars
- Ernie Ball / Musicman Guitars
- Peavy Wolfgang Guitar
- Steinberger TransTrem
- Ibanez Destroyer (originally white. Later modified heavily)
- Fender Strats and Telecasters
- Gibson 1958 Korina wood Flying V
- Coral Sitar

- Gibson  6/12 string double neck

DISCONTINUED - Gibson EDS-1275 Double-Neck Electric Guitar

 

EVH D-Tuna Drop D tuning system

EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System

 

Note: You can now buy the Frankenstein pickups

EVH Frankenstein Humbucker

 

 

 

Amps and Cabinets

- Marshall 100-watt Super Lead

Marshall Plexi 1959SLP 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- Soldano SLO-100

Soldano SLO100 Super Lead Overdrive Head

- Peavey 5150 and Peavey 5150 II

- Peavey 6505 and 6505+ (the newer version of the 5150 after eddie stopped endorsing)

Peavey 6505 120W Guitar Amp HeadPeavey 6505 Plus 120W Guitar Amp Head

- EVH 5150 III amp head

EVH 5150 III 100W 3-Channel Tube Guitar Amp Head

- EVH 5150 III 4x12" cabs

EVH 5150 III 412 Guitar Extension Cabinet

- Celestion 12" G12EVH Eddie Van Halen Speakers

Celestion G12 EVH Replacement Speaker

- H&H V800 Power Amp

 

Effects and Rack

- Boss OC-3 Super Octave

Boss OC-3 SUPER Octave Pedal

- Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive

Boss SUPER OverDrive SD-1 Pedal

- Custom Audio Electronics RS-10 Midi Foot Controller

- Dunlop Eddie Van Halen Signature Wah (based on Eddie's customized original crybaby)

Dunlop EVH95 Eddie Van Halen Signature Wah Guitar Effects Pedal

- Dunlop Original CryBaby Wah Pedal

Dunlop Original Cry Baby Wah Pedal

- MXR EVH Phase 90 Phaser

MXR EVH Eddie Van Halen Phase 90

- MXR EVH-117 Stereo Flanger

MXR EVH-117 Eddie Van Halen Flanger

- MXR Custom Smart Gate Pro

MXR M235 Smart Gate Pro

- Line 6 Echo Pro

- Line 6 DL4 (used on Honeybabysweetiedoll")

Line 6 DL4 Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

- Peavey Delta Stomp

- Demeter Tremulator

- Custom Audio Electronics Amp Selector / Router

- Eventide H3000/3500 Harmonizer

- H&H V800 Power Amplifier

- Lexicon PCM-70 Reverb

Lexicon PCM92 Reverb Effects Processor

- Palmer Speaker Simulator

- Rockman Smart Gate Noise Gate

- Roland SDE-3000 Digital Delay

- Furman P-3600 AR G Power Conditioners

- Monster Pro 2500 Power Center

Monster Power PRO 2500 Rack PowerCenter

- Digitech Whammy pedal

DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

- MXR Analog Chorus pedal (listed as user on Dunlop site. Using on tour.)

MXR M234 Analog Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal

- G-Lab PB-1

- custom made box by Dave Friedman (boosts the signal)

- custom made EVH six-loop non-MIDI foot controller

 

 

 

Strings, Picks, Accessories

- EVH Premium Electric Strings 9-46

EVH Premium Electric Strings 9-46

- very light strings 9-11-15-24-32-40 Ernie Ball made custom 5150 pure nickel sets while Eddie endorsed them

- EVH Premium Electric Guitar Cable

EVH Premium Electric Guitar Cable - Sraight Ends

- EVH Premium Signature Picks

EVH Premium Signature Picks 1 Dozen

- EVH Premium Guitar Strap

EVH Premium Guitar Strap

 

Go to the next page for pictures of Eddie Van Halen's Guitar Rig

 

 

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