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Picture of Eddie's Recording Rig for Early Albums

Post by johnnybgoood » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:37 am

This has been out there since November, 2013 courtesy of this Pat Badger (Extreme's Bassist) interview. Awesome! We now have a picture and we have a statement from someone who has been in the hallowed rooms of 5150.

"Pat Badger: Oh yeah. I have one picture that I’m holding the Frankenstrat in 5150 and leaning on his Plexiglas Marshall that he used on all the early shit. So I’m holding the guitar and leaning on the amps that recorded 'Eruption.' It doesn’t get much better than that really for a Van Halen fan."
http://popdose.com/extreme-pat-badger-interview-2013/

We were led to believe Van Halen recorded his early stuff with one variac'd (magic) amp and one cab. Not so. Ed variaced his Superlead amp and then lined out that signal to a Marshall P.A.

Judging by jnew's awesome tests http://forum.metroamp.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=44867 Eddie probably recorded with his Superlead variac'd down to 70 volts and then pushed the speakers hard with the volume on the Master P.A.

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Re: Picture of Eddie's Recording Rig for Early Albums

Post by fivecoyote » Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:06 am

Only issue I have here is assuming Pat Badger got it right -- knew enough to get it right. We are talking about bass player right?? lol
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Re: Picture of Eddie's Recording Rig for Early Albums

Post by echoplexi1974 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:04 am

The Marshall P.A. is the ticket!!! :lol: :shock: :?

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Re: Picture of Eddie's Recording Rig for Early Albums

Post by johnnybgoood » Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:10 am

Cheap shot at bass players...Ouch. Lol.

Regardless of his choice of instrument, Badger is a professional musician. He's very qualified to dissect any amplifier rig especially when preamps and power amps are so prevalent in the world of electric guitar: both guitar and bass.

Also notice the standing blocks in between the Superlead and the P.A. It really looks like those amps have been sitting together for a while and for an important reason. The P.A. is not the ticket but an important part of the signal chain.

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Re: Picture of Eddie's Recording Rig for Early Albums

Post by Strat78 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:50 am

Always cool seeing different pics of the 12301 and that particular shot shows the tolex rips pretty clearly. I think that BASS PLAYER called the amp a "Plexiglass Marshall" :wink:

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Post by mightymike » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:45 pm

This just made me feel even better about getting that 68 Pa to add to my 68 SL

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Re: Picture of Eddie's Recording Rig for Early Albums

Post by rgorke » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:14 pm

Yep, he recorded Eruption through a '68 Superlead, into a Marshall PA, into a striped Peavey 5150 cabinet.
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Re: Picture of Eddie's Recording Rig for Early Albums

Post by hammered » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:07 pm

That pic has been out since 1998, it was in a issue of the VH fanzine the Inside

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Re: Picture of Eddie's Recording Rig for Early Albums

Post by echoplexi1974 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:02 am

johnnybgoode wrote:

We were led to believe Van Halen recorded his early stuff with one variac'd (magic) amp and one cab. Not so. Ed variaced his Superlead amp and then lined out that signal to a Marshall P.A.
You are saying this based on this picture? Or is this something someone from the vh camp told you? :what:

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Re: Picture of Eddie's Recording Rig for Early Albums

Post by garbeaj » Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:02 am

Roger is hilarious and correct! This thread is ridiculous :help:

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Re: Picture of Eddie's Recording Rig for Early Albums

Post by chrisom » Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:35 am

5150 cabinets debuted on about the 9th Van Halen album. 'Eruption' was on the 1st Van Halen album... :)

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Re: Picture of Eddie's Recording Rig for Early Albums

Post by Strat78 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:02 am

I'm looking at that photo of those two dorks in the car and I'm thinking who is that twerp in the drivers seat, looks like he's in a Monkeys cover band or something, oops, that's Edward. :oops:

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Re: Picture of Eddie's Recording Rig for Early Albums

Post by guitar007 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:49 am

I've don't recall ever seeing an old Marshall PA head in any of the early (he needs to define what ne means by early) pics. :shrug:
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Re: Picture of Eddie's Recording Rig for Early Albums

Post by rgorke » Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:58 pm

chrisom wrote:5150 cabinets debuted on about the 9th Van Halen album. 'Eruption' was on the 1st Van Halen album... :)
Get out!!! Really?

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Re: Picture of Eddie's Recording Rig for Early Albums

Post by garbeaj » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:29 pm

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