When PG caught up with Van Halen before their April 27, 2012, performance at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, the only
thing more thrilling than getting a guided tour of Eddie’s and Wolfgang’s rigs from their techs, Craig DeFalco and
Jim Survis, was getting to sit through soundcheck and hear Ed, Wolf, and Alex pound out flawless versions of classics such as
“Unchained” and “Runnin’ with the Devil.” Sadly, we can’t share the unreal listening experience with you—but we can share our
great shots of their gear. Enjoy!
Eddie has stuck with
his H&H V800s for decades because
of both their sound and their reliability.
The three V800s shown in these racks
power three of the 10 EVH 5150 III
4x12s on Ed’s side of the stage—two
power stereo wet cabinets, and the
other powers a center dry cabinet. This
rack also houses a Furman P-3600
AR G global voltage regulator, which
is augmented by a Monster PRO 2500
PowerCenter (not shown).