EVH tone

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  1. Rock

    Rock New Member

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    I want to achieve EVH tone.

    What Marshall would you recommend me if I do not want to spend a fortune?

    I use a guitar with a Seymour Duncan EVH pickup on the bridge.

    Thanks,

    Rock.
     
  2. Hell_Tanner

    Hell_Tanner New Member

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    I achieve a very satisfying brown sound with my JCM800 2203, I bought it used for less than $1170, cab included.

    You'll need something like an OD pedal to boost it though (Boss OD-1, SD-1, Ibanez TubeScreamer, Maxon OD-808 and the likes....)

    Just depend on how much you really want to spend on an amp.
     
  3. KM1959

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    What do you consider a "small fortune"? I have a '72 Super Lead and while not cheap, does the EVH thing very well. It does however, require an attenuator (I use a HotPlate) because these things are frighteningly LOUD! No OD pedal is required though. You might want to do a web search though, there are thousands of responses to this question.
     
  4. Guv'nor

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    yeah.... and a lot of shit as what I call "the variac tale"
     
  5. jerseydrew

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    My Splawn modded Marshall 1987 head definitely does the VH Brown Sound. Sadly I sold it.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Ralle 500

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    Here's something maybe worth listening to... My superlead -68... A couple of EVH clips with me playing... I have done several recordings since these clips... but I haven't had the time to put'em up... so far...
    BTW... this is my first visit here... looks to be a cool site ;)
     
  7. Guv'nor

    Guv'nor New Member

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    Sounds very cool....

    Having a look in your site I have found your gear...

    [​IMG]

    One thing is clear...... You're NOT married or she never goes there

    :lol:
     
  8. Hell_Tanner

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    I love that guitar! :shock:

    I've built one that looks a bit like yours, a hidden tribute to EVH of course.

    And those samples...WOW!!! Tell us your secret!
     
  9. superleadfixer

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    Edward's amp on the first album was a 12series Super Lead (#12301), early 1968 approx., but you'll pay big bucks for an amp like that and its over 35 year old, you could get yourseft the same basic deal with a cloned/replica 1959 amp for much cheaper
     
  10. Guv'nor

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    Any suggestion?
     
  11. wonkka

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    Do a search on the other forum, starts with Plexi and ends with Palace. This topic has been a staple there for years with people that have actually seen and disected his amp and his rig. But in short you need: A second hand strat rear loaded with a PAF with a Fender TREM, not a Floyd, into a 67/68 1959 with laydown tranny and some cap changes going into a dummy load...not sure what he used here, a MXR Phase 90, Flange, and EQ, EP3 Echoplex, into several beat Marshall 4x12's with god only knows what speakers, Sunset Sound Studio 1.... I think, Don Landee, and of course Edwards hands, skill and mind. Ralle 500 has nailed it as have others with lesser gear. I think most of it is in the hands.
     
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    With the proper transformers, Cerrem (Merren audio) makes the best irons for those years (for 1959), you will need one of his 1.5" Dagnall OT his laydown PT set on 460(B+), the 1968 circuit (12series ones with the caps all inside the chassis except the phase inverter one, affects the flux...) with real Philips caps (Mustard), Sylviana 12ax7WA for the pres, and those big bottle 6CA7 also from Sylviana, RFT 12ax7 is as good IMHO for pres and xf2 (Mullard for the power section also), Ralle uses JJ, so go figure :?

    Speakers, a few G12H30 the real ones (55hz and 75hz), a few G12M20 or 25w....that will count for a good 25%+ of the tone...amp is the other 25%, the difference will be in your hand that is a 50% of the tone right there.....

    Tom Holmes's PAF copy or a Pearly Gate, EVH from SD is all great...a PAF type P/U...

    I could build a 12series type amp with EVH specs in.....
     
  13. coldsteal2

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    Robbin Crosby my old guitarist at the time in 1980 bought four stacks
    from him Eddie after a tour (Ps thats a great time to by equipment by the
    way! lots of touring bands will totaly sell half thier equipment aftet a tour for
    dirt cheep). The amps were Plexis that had been rewired and had oversized
    transformers, and added master volume and effects loops in back, some were
    metal faces some plexi.
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    clutch71 Well-Known Member

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    What did you do to "remove" Eddie's track? I've been looking for a way to do that for practice.
     
  15. kelly

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    Coldsteal, did you say Robin Crosby was YOUR old guitarist? Like RAT Robin Crosby?
    KD
     
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    coldsteal2 New Member

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    Yes, check out my myspace photos
    played in three bands with him pre Ratt

    Robbin in the upper left, im in the upper right, we were roomates
    and band mates for three years starting in San Diego then we moved
    to LA in 81, right after our last band split he joined up with Mickey Ratt
    which later became Ratt
    He was the best freind i ever had (RIP Cabber)

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  17. kelly

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    Right on dude!

    Read your bio, You gotta a helluva resume.

    Nice!

    nice to meet ya!
    Kelly
     
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    Just a regular guy
     
  19. wkcchampion

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    I "resurrect" this old thread to share a thought I had yesterday.
    A local Rock radio broadcast "runnin' with the devil" while I was coming back home, and I noticed the following.
    First I thought it was my car audio system which was either broken or poor quality (hey it's a car radio) or teh broadcast was nto good enough, but going home I checked. I noticed that on the first Van Halen album, the rhythm guitar is almost completely panned on the left. On teh right, there are vocals and solos when present.

    I'll do experiments in my DAW, but my sensation is that this influences the sound a lot. By leaving a small part (let's say 10%) on the right channel, an unique phasing effect is created, therefore giving the sound that very particular trebly edge.
    Expert audio engineers know that just by changing the stereo image, the sound changes radically.

    Let's hear yours.
     
  20. ken361

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    of Ratt? Oh i see yeah you knew him, good guitar player R.I.P
     

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