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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

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

- 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




Amps and Cabinets

- EVH 5150 III amp head

- EVH 5150 III 4x12" cabs

- Marshall 100-watt Super Lead

- 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)

- Celestion 12" G12EVH Eddie Van Halen Speakers

- H&H V800 Power Amp


Effects and Rack

- MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive pedal

- MXR EVH 5150 Chorus pedal

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

- Dunlop Original CryBaby Wah Pedal

- MXR EVH Phase 90 Phaser

- MXR EVH-117 Stereo Flanger

- MXR Custom Smart Gate Pro

- Boss OC-3 Super Octave

- Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive

- Custom Audio Electronics RS-10 Midi Foot Controller

- Line 6 Echo Pro

- Line 6 DL4 (used on Honeybabysweetiedoll")

- 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

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

- 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

- 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 Signature Picks

- EVH Premium Guitar Strap


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


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