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Eddie Van Halen

ARTICLES

Mike Sullivan Van Halen Panama 1984 hooked on guitar

Hooked: Russian Circles' Mike Sullivan on Van Halen's "Panama"

June 16, 2020
Thanks to an older brother and the iconic 1984 album, the post-rock instrumentalist reminisces about his first "gig" on his parent's porch with a tee-ball stand and tennis racket.
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Last Call: Following Van Halen on a Quest for Power Control

October 17, 2019
Early on, Eddie discovered Variacs allowed him to adjust the electrical voltage output to his amps. Here’s a way to do it if you’re on a budget.
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EVH

EVH Announces the Striped Series Shark Model

January 30, 2019
A model based on the iconic striped guitar that Eddie Van Halen debuted during the first Van Halen tour in 1978.
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MXR EVH 5150 Chorus Review

November 26, 2018
Eddie’s chorus pedal is full of idiosyncrasies and interesting tonal surprises.
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EVH

EVH 5150III 1x12 50W 6L6 Combo Review

July 10, 2018
Improvements to this 6L6 combo mean tone variation and versatility that transcend Van Halen sound templates.
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First Look: EVH 5150 Chorus

July 9, 2018
Watch John Bohlinger play "Oh, Pretty Woman," "Finish What Ya Started," and a handful of his own licks to test out the swoosh box loosely based on the Roland DC-30.
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EVH

EVH Unveils New Eruption Tribute Models

June 29, 2018
Eddie Van Halen played “Eruption” from Van Halen in its entirety on each guitar and then signed the back of the headstock, which was video recorded for prosperity and will be presented to the instrument’s future owner on an EVH thumb drive.
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SNAMM '18 - MXR EVH 5150 Chorus & Dyna Comp Deluxe Demos

June 28, 2018
See how the guitar god's latest signature swoosh machine sounds and what's under the hood on the revamped squeeze box.
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Steve Morse

Obsessive Progressive: How to “Borrow” Chords

November 4, 2017
Once you break the shackles of diatonic harmony, you open the doors to a new world of sounds based on the simple major triad.
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EVH

EVH Announces 5150III 50W EL34 Head & EL34 212ST Cab

October 25, 2017
The latest amp from Ed and the gang takes on a slight British flavor.
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Tone Tips: Hands vs. Gear?

January 13, 2016
Does a great guitar sound originate in a player’s hands, gear, or both?
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MXR

MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive Review

January 6, 2016
Brown Sound—and a whole lot of other tone colors—in an impressive overdrive stomp.
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D-Tuna

D-Tuna Releases the Limited-Edition Red Model

February 20, 2015
The D-Tuna is standard equipment on Eddie Van Halen's personal guitars.
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NAMM '15 - Jackson Guitars Misha Mansoor Bulb HT 6 and EVH 5150III 100S Demos

February 12, 2015
See and hear two new signature pieces of gear in action.
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EVH Unveils the Wolfgang Special HT and Stripe Series Star Guitars

January 22, 2015
The Star features a single EVH direct-mount pickup with single master volume control.
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FEaT

What Bohlinger Plays: Van Halen-ish Hillbilly Licks

January 7, 2015
The PG review-demo master and regular Rig Rundown host shows you the power of open strings in a backwoods variation of Van Halen-style riffs.
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Eddie Van Halen

Electric Etudes: Eddie Van Halen Techniques

December 13, 2014
Learn essential licks from one of the most influential guitarists of all time.
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Mod Garage: The Original Eddie Van Halen Wiring

October 31, 2014
The simple circuit that rocked the world.
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EVH

EVH Releases the 5150 III 1x12 Combo

October 15, 2014
This 50-watt combo features three channels, built-in DSP reverb, and MIDI functionality.
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EVH

EVH Launches Wolfgang Standard Series and Revamps Wolfgang Special Series

September 16, 2014
The EVH Wolfgang WG Standard is the most affordable Wolfgang model yet.
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