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Wolfgang VanHalen’s bass rig

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by WaynerBass, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. WaynerBass

    WaynerBass Banned SUSPENDED

    Jan 12, 2016
    Southwest Florida
    heard these guys live, I was at the front of the stage, wolfgang’s rig had 410 cabs and 215 cabs - I don’t subscribe to the mixing cabs is taboo crowd.

    How bout you
  2. I don't subscribe to magazines.
  3. Stuff on TV is fake.
    Maybe not all the cabs were hooked up.

    It also looks like two heads above the cabs you pointed out.
    Maybe he was fake running one head to fake cabs.

    You were there. Was it really loud enough that he was actually using all that gear?
  4. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    4 of those heads are 5150 III's.
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  5. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    I’ve never seen/heard Wolfy live in-person. But, I have never been impressed by his tone in any of the recordings that I’ve heard.
  6. BadExample


    Jan 21, 2016
    Not even Playbassboy magazine?
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  7. Well OK. But only to read the articles. :woot:
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  8. jdthebassman


    Jul 11, 2010
    he needs to wear his bass up higher not impressed at all Michael Anthony is much better and can sing his ass off
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  9. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Wolfgang uses different heads to power his cabs. This makes mixing easier, more practical, and less subject to the problems you get when you use one head to power two different cabs. Bear that in mind.
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  10. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I wear my bass pretty close to that low and I'm pretty darn impressive when I want to be :D Not all of us need or want it strapped up like a bow tie to play.
  11. alembicguy

    alembicguy I operate the worlds largest heavey equipment Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Not sure where wearing ones bass at a certain height has anything to do with anything.
  12. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    EVH???? HEY!! He's using DAD'S STUFF!!!! :laugh:
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2018
  13. Rick James

    Rick James

    Feb 24, 2007
    New Jersey
    What you heard was the PA. That's why his cabs are mic'd.
  14. Reminds me of this picture. :-D Black-Veil-Brides-fake-cabs.
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  15. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 Groove it

    Geez, you guys remember the 8os? People used to bi-amp. It was CRAZY
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  16. My tinnitus reminds me daily.
  17. bassstrangler


    Mar 2, 2015
    I suppose he plays through whatever his daddy tells him to play through.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2018
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  18. "410 cabs and 215 cabs"

    So 625 cabs total, must have been massive sounding :woot:

    but he's mic'd to at least one 15" driver, so...
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  19. Pirate Captain

    Pirate Captain Elitist Jazz Snob ******** Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2016
    Shelter Island, NY USA
    forget the amp...tone is in his pick (or, on the recordings, in his dad's fingers)
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  20. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    It must be awfully hard to strike out on your own when your dad is EVH. Who takes you seriously? Who doesn't say, "hey, there's Eddie's kid playing bass...?" Who doesn't think jamming with this snot nosed kid will lead to meeting the great EVH? First world problems .....
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