Gallery: Van Halen Live Gear 2012
Inside Eddie and Wolfgang''s rigs.
EVH Frankenstein Bass
This standard-tuned, 4-string take on dad's original Frankenstein guitar is dubbed "Booberry". It features active EMGs and a rosewood fretboard, and is primarily used for "I'll Wait" and "Tattoo".
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!