Van Halen Panama inspired preset

I stumbled across this by accident a few weeks ago (started with the “Tone is in your Fingers” preset) and have been having enough fun with it that I thought I’d share. Not claiming this is 100% authentic so be gentle :).

I have the OD engaged because I enjoy the extra push and smoother feel it gives when playing, and I think it sounds like a slightly heavier, more modern version of Eddie’s sound, especially when playing Panama. If you click off the OD you will get something that’s even closer and a little more responsive dynamically.

You can also chuck a flanger or phaser in front for other songs (Unchained is pretty good and while it’s a little gain-y as it is, with a phaser you can get something pretty close to Eruption).

Anyway, thought I’d share…hope someone else out there has fun with this. RIP Eddie!!

VH Panama.xml (6.9 KB)

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Thanks for sharing this James, I look forward to trying it later today.

Would love to know what you think :slight_smile: