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G12 EVH — List: $265.00 Street: $149.00

Signal Chain

  • Charvel EVH Art Series
  • GHS Progressives, 9-42
  • Dunlop Manufacturing Tortex 1mm Blue
  • Millennia Music & Media Systems TD-1
  • Avid Digi 003
  • Radial JCR Reamp
  • EVH 5150 III
  • Orange PPC412 (straight front)
  • Celestion G12 EVH
  • Shure SM57
  • Royer Labs R-121

Throughout his career, whether in the studio or on the stage, the Celestion 20-watt 'Greenback' has played an essential role to Edward Van Halen in making the tones that rewrote the book on guitar sound. When it came time to select speakers for his new EVH Brand 5150-III signature amp, there was only one choice – Celestion.The Heritage Series G12M faithfully reproduces the sonic qualities of the original '60s version Greenback used to make EVH tone from day one. With the addition of a black rear can featuring the EVH logo and his unmistakable red, white and black stripes, the G12EVH was born. Unmistakable look, but more importantly unmistakable tone.

Starting with the Ultimate Speaker Demo, an ever-increasing number of the GearTunes audio  clips are being tracked using the Radial JCR Reamp. The Reamp was invented by my good friend and colleague John Cuniberti who engineered/co-produced many of Joe Satriani's most infamous recordings.

For GearTunes, reamping allows me to record a track where the guitar "hears" the amp in the room, but initially only the guitar or guitar and effects signal is recorded. This allows me to spend additional time perfecting amp tones and mic placement once I have the performance I'm looking for. One of the byproducts of this process is the creation of GearTunes DI Clips which enable you to play select guitars and effects through your amp by using your mobile device or computer as a reamp device.

For GearTunes DI Clips - and Gear Tune DI Clips ONLY (always found under the DI clips tab for gear that has one), you can play our guitar and effects through your amp. Simply use an unbalanced cable that terminates with an 1/8th inch jack on one end and a 1/4 inch jack on the other. Connect the 1/8th jack to the output of your mobile device or computer and the 1/4 inch jack into the front of your amp. Start off with your amp volume at zero and your mobile device (or computer) volume all the way up to ensure you hit the front end of the amp with enough signal, and then gradually increase the volume of the clean channel on your amp until you reach a level that is not capable of causing damage to your ears or equipment. GearTunes accepts no liability for the use, abuse or misuse of these clips, and playing them into your amp is done exclusively at your own risk.

I am tremendously excited about being able to share GearTunes DI Clips with you as you journey on your quest to find right gear for the music you play! Cheers ~ Doug:)

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