Gallery: Van Halen Live Gear 2012
Inside Eddie and Wolfgang''s rigs.
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).
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!