From EVH to Auerbach, Joe Perry, and Vai—37 Boards You''ll Drool Over.
Eddie Van Halen
Eddie's current pedalboard is rather straightforward. It's outfitted with the signature Dunlop/MXR/ EVH-brand pedals we've associated him with for years, including his Phase 90, Flanger, and EVH95 wah (right), as well as an MXR Analog Chorus and a Boss OC-3 Super Octave. Says tech Craig DeFalco, "The only onstage adjustment he will make to the pedals is to the Flanger to go from the "Unchained" setting to the "Outta Love" setting." It also features various custom devices made by Dave Friedman at Rack Systems, including a mute switch at lower right, and a buffer that acts as a boost to send a pristine signal along the long snake to the sound system. It also uses a G-Lab PB-1 power supply. The 4-button EVH non-MIDI footswitch in the middle of the board selects from among his main EVH 5150 III head's three channels, while the 6-button non-MIDI EVH footswitch at the front edge engages the pedals, as well as the Lexicon PCM 70 delay he uses for "Cathedral" and the dual Roland SDE-3000 delays (labeled "DDLS") that he's used since the 1980s.