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Old 11th June 2009, 02:47 PM   #1
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Default edward van halen set up diagram

anybody please enlighten me
how to do this dummy load box
ex. a 100w marshal amp using dummy load
10x 10 ohm 5w resistor?
from marshall is mono to his daisy chain,then his h&h v800 is loaded with two cabinets using his stereo v800
how he connect this mono to stereo?
and if his one cabinet is loaded with 4 greenback celestion 20w each
how he connect it?
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Old 11th June 2009, 02:49 PM   #2
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Typical Early Edward Van Halen Studio Setup Diagram

1. MXR e.q. set up as midboost (* only occasionally used depending on the guitar)
2. Marshall plexi Super Lead, unmodified, although simple modifications such as a cascaded input stage or added gain through capacitor/resistor exchanges may have been made.
3. Ohmite VARIAC set to approximately 90 Volts A/C
4. Dummy Load
5. MXR Flanger
6. MXR Phase 90 (** This was sometimes put in front of the amp instead of after the dummy load)
7. Echoplex EP3
8. (***Equalization sometimes added prior to power amp)
9. H & H power amp
10. Various Marshall cabinets (sometimes two, sometimes four) used with various Celestion and JBL speakers

Don't Forget Edward’s Technique!

One can have the identical setup as Edward and still not sound like him. That is because equipment is only a part of the equation – technique makes up the rest.

Eddie used various picks and string gauges in the early Van Halen days, but consistently used a very heavy picking attack when playing the more aggressive Van Halen passages. Edward more typically used 9 gauge strings and heavy to medium Fender picks. Later he moved to thinner picks. An unorthodox approach, Edward holds his pick between his right thumb and middle finger and taps with his index finger.

In addition, on early recordings especially, Edward often would make the guitar sound more lively with harmonic overtones by using his thumb to dampen the strings very slightly when playing certain chords. In this way, the sound would be brighter and more energized and was a perfect complement to the high-energy music itself. Edward was also a master at dampening all of the notes he did not play and used both his hands to facilitate this control.
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Old 11th June 2009, 02:52 PM   #3
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is he using the marshall amp as pre amp only?
using pre amp out?
or direct to speaker to his daisy chain?
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Old 11th June 2009, 03:07 PM   #4
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What is your source for this information? Note that his true early setup is unknown and accounts vary based on the source. The most recent stuff I've read in Guitar Player suggested that the dummy load was on the tube side of the OPT and the variac was added to lengthen the tube life since the dummy load on the OPT kept blowing tubes.
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Old 11th June 2009, 04:51 PM   #5
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hello leadbelly
you can check this link
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Old 11th June 2009, 04:53 PM   #6
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and this
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Old 11th June 2009, 05:08 PM   #7
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i still stick to my curiousity about the set,
somebody please correct me if my understanding about dummy load is not correct,is this done by paralleling 10pcs. of 10 ohm 5w resistor?then connecting dierectly to marshall amp out or speaker?
is the signal taken from pre amp out to chain?or directly to speaker to signal?
how about feeding this chain,mono chain from marshall amp to h&h v800,how they feed mono signal to stereo v800 amp loading two cabinets?
and what connection they use in one cabinets using 4 pcs. of greenback celestion 20w each?load in one channel of v800 amp means 400w/channel lets say they connect in series 80w 16ohm?
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Old 11th June 2009, 05:24 PM   #8
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"1967 100 watt Marshall 1959 Plexi Super Lead - Used to record all of the early Van Halen albums and is completely stock (so lets end all the mod theories please). Variac used to lower amp voltage to 89 volts. 6 CA7 Sylvania Power Tubes."

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Old 11th June 2009, 05:40 PM   #9
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maybe eruption deserve 2nd place
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Old 11th June 2009, 05:46 PM   #10
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anybody knows about this tribute to van halen by different bands?
any links?
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