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Video: Guitar World Takes a Look at the New EVH Products

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Guitar World stopped by the EVH booth at NAMM to check out all of the new products for 2016, including the Wolfgang Tour Relic Replica, the Wolfgang USA in a new Ivory finish and several new colors for the Wolfgang Special and Wolfgang Standard guitars. In the video below, EVH Product Development Manage Matt Brown first discusses the standout features and new finishes for … [Read more...]

Eddie Van Halen Responds to Sammy Hagar’s Birthday Wishes!

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Sammy Hagar tweeted Eddie Van Halen Birthday wishes today, to the surprise of rock fans. "Happy Birthday Eddie - hope you’re doing good." An even bigger surprise was when Eddie thanked him. Both tweets are embedded below. Thoughts? Happy Birthday Eddie - hope you’re doing good. #5150time #BestOfBothWorlds pic.twitter.com/SwTKiwGkXt — Sammy Hagar (@sammyhagar) … [Read more...]

New EVH Guitars For 2016: Complete List

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Here's the complete list of the new guitars EVH Gear is releasing this year. (Updated Saturday Night with more photos & Prices) EVH WOLFGANG SPECIAL ADDS THREE NEW FINISHES The EVH Wolfgang Special, also road-tested in arenas around the world by Eddie Van Halen, is a purebred music-making machine that will be available in 2016 in three new eye-popping finishes: … [Read more...]

Announcing the EVH 5150 Micro Stack!

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New from EVH Gear, The EVH 5150 III Micro Stack electric guitar amplifier is a convenient solution for the player who wants to take Eddie's guitar tone wherever they go. The Micro Stack boasts all of the aesthetics of its bigger brothers, right down to the chicken-head knobs and striped faceplate. The ability to run the amp on battery power means you can play no matter where … [Read more...]

EVH Releases 20 Piece Run of the Wolfgang USA Tour Relic Replica

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An extremely limited 20 piece run of Eddie Van Halen's Wolfgang USA Tour Relic Replica is being unveiled at NAMM this week: For the legion of fans who attended the 2015 Van Halen Tour, it’s unlikely they failed to notice the striking, aged-looking Ivory Wolfgang USA guitar that Eddie Van Halen played onstage. In exciting news, EVH Gear has announced that it will make … [Read more...]

Eddie Van Halen Reveals the Secrets Behind His Live Rig: Guitars, Amps, Effects and More

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Here's just a small taste of Guitar World's latest exclusive cover story. For the full interview—and all the intricacies, details and secrets behind Eddie Van Halen's live rig—pick up the February 2016 issue of GW. It's available at newsstands and the Van Halen Store. Eddie Van Halen smiles a lot when he’s playing guitar. That smile remains there constantly, whether he’s … [Read more...]

Eddie Van Halen’s 5150 Steinberger Guitar Restored!

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Last November, Eddie Van Halen reached out to Jeff Babicz, who built Eddie's iconic Steinberger 5150 striped GL2T, 30 years prior, and asked him to restore the guitar. Today Jeff posted a picture of the fully restored guitar, shown above. The best part of this news is that, when Eddie asked him to restore the historic guitar, Jeff says that Ed mentioned, "This guitar is as … [Read more...]

New Eddie Van Halen Cover Story – Guitar World’s Feb 2016 Issue

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Eddie Van Halen has once again made the cover of Guitar World magazine. It's the February 2016 issue, which is available at Van Halen Store and at newsstands very soon. Eddie Van Halen – WORLD EXCLUSIVE! --  Ed Van Halen reveals the secrets of his live rig! Every pedal setting, backstage photos, new interview and more! Plus – Dan Auerbach's custom "flying wedge" and much … [Read more...]

Review: MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive Pedal (Video)

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From Guitar World: PLATINUM AWARD For as long as I can remember, Eddie Van Halen’s unmistakable guitar sound is one of the most copied and revered tones that guitarists love to endlessly deliberate over. And it’s a good discussion to have, because some Van Halen aficionados are resolutely passionate for the romanticized “brown” sound of Eddie’s vintage Marshall Super … [Read more...]

‘Van Hagar’ Guitar Solos Get Their ‘Judgement Day’

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Doug Fox from the VHND and The Daily Herald has put together his list of the best Eddie Van Halen guitar solos ever from the Sammy Hagar era only! This is the first list ever written on the subject, as far as we can tell. So dive right in....and naturally, be sure to listen to the solos as you make your way down the list... we KNOW you'll be totally blown away by Eddie for the … [Read more...]

EVH 5150 Overdrive Demo #2 by Pete Thorn

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Pete Thorn fully demonstrates all the features of the 5150 Overdrive, from EVH and MXR, in this new, longer demo. You can also watch Pete's 1st 5150 Overdrive demo here. The amp used in this video is the clean channel of the Suhr PT100. For more information, watch Pete's demo above, and visit the Overdrive's page at Van Halen Store.   … [Read more...]