Gallery: Van Halen Live Gear 2012
August 10, 2012
Inside Eddie and Wolfgang''s rigs.
Chip Ellis Franken-Bass
Echoing the look of Eddie's Frankenstein axe circa 1979, this Chip Ellis-built bass features a rosewood fretboard and Fender N3 pickups.
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!