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Rating and Reviews: EVH 5150III LBX Lunchbox

The EVH 5150III LBX packs two channels of searing EVH tone into a portable 15-watt lunchbox amp that's perfect for bedroom practice or studio work.

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"EVH LBX 5150 III 15 watt mini head" submitted December 24, 2015

By Doug T in Jacksonville, FL
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Musical Background: I am a pro hard rock / metal lead guitarist who has been performing, touring and recording for many years.
Music Style: Hard rock / metal lead guitarist
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Overall: I own the limited addition 100 watt " Stealth " head and matching 412 cab and the 212 50 watt combo. The gain structure on the combo's blue channel is a lot hotter than the original 100 watt head. It feels to me that Eddie may have based the blue channel on the Stealth head after the 212 combo. They sound identical. Now enter the EVH 5150 III 15 watt mini head I received yesterday. Sitting it on top of my EVH 212 cabinet and adjusting the controls the same as I do on my stealth and combo, when I flipped on the stand by switch on the LBX and set volume to 9:00 I could not believe what I was hearing. This new " mini " head sounds EXACTLY like the blue channel on both the stealth and combo. Engaging the one button switch from blue to red is seamless and rolling down your volume on your guitar on the blue channel produces a very usable " semi " clean tone. I am simply blown away by this newest addition to the EVH family. As with all EVH amps, this little beast is a pure 7 tube tone machine. This amp is a must have!!
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"Best small amp out there" submitted March 13, 2016

By Alan L
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Musical Background: Been playing guitar for over 25 year, owned alot of gear. bought and sold over the years
Music Style: Hard Rock/ Metal/ Instrumental
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Overall: This amp is basically the same amp as a 5150 III 50 watt, but without the clean channel and circuit design from the 5150 IIIS. (which I hope evh will make small version of that head soon!) Only 15 watts (and switchable to half power) and it's a very loud 15 watts! You could play it with a band without any volume issues. I use a custom made 2x12 cab with eminence speakers wizard and man-o-war, it powers that without any problems! Also used it with the Ibanez thermion 4x12 stack, no problem, very loud like it would with a 100 watt head. Amp has all the ohms settings, 4,8, and 16, all the power, standby and half power switches are on the back to save space This little amp sound amazing! both channels are great. the blue channel still has plenty of gain and of course the red can go from ac/dc to slayer gain! Also dose have light dirty/clean sound if you turn the gain down. had a bugera t-50, blackstar ht5, blackstar ht20,(owned larger heads, peavey xxx, Randall rh100, 200, bugera 6262, Randall lynchbox LB103, Randall rm100,) trust me this amp blows the smaller amps and some of the larger amps listed away, volume and tonally! I've been playing guitar for about 25 years owned tons of gear, bought and sold over the years. It doesn't full short like most small amps do gain wise, theres plenty of gain on tap and it's very structure (the eq dose work well) 5 pre-amp tubes, not 2 or 3 like most small amps have! Highly recommend guitar amp! It's the best small amp I have ever played! I did the 8 payments here on zzsounds just to make it easier so I could "play and pay" and I could own a top shelf amp
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"Happy new EVH LBX 15 WATT HEAD OWNER! !" submitted January 5, 2016

By Ross K in Linden, TX
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Musical Background: 30+ years, jam at home mainly now, but searching for musicians where I just moved to.
Music Style: Hard Rock, Metal, blues and blues rock
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Overall: I received my new EVH LBX 15 6 days ago. .I have been playing and messing around with amps/guitars for 30+years now.I got the pay as you play plan..I hooked my new head to my 1×12" cabinet, after making sure all hooked up correctly I turned the power on, warmed tubes up for 2 minutes, turned standby to on, I started with the blue channel, from a great crunch sound to a maximum high gain sound easily, and usable gain, not muddy etc, notes in chords are very articulate, and just awesome tone! Switched to the red hot channel and changed the settings around and I achieved tonal heaven, searing legato runs, maximum grind and sustain even on the lowest volume setting, this amp head may be small and only 15 watts, but I believe it could push a nice 4×12"cab easily, the setting knobs are very sensitive to even the smallest turn, I have finally found my favorite sound after all these years! This baby rocks!! Thanks to Zzounds and their pay as you play and their excellent customer service! Absolutely top notch and my favorite music retail company! Thank you Zzounds Music !!
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"Wow" submitted November 26, 2016

By Roman F in Delray Beach, FL
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Musical Background: Non-professional. Mostly practice at home and jam with friends at rehearsal studio for fun.
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Overall: I just unboxed and pugged into my new 5150 LBX, and I was blown away by the sound. I was quickly able to get the sound I was after. I was mostly blown away by the clarity and harmonics of the blue channel when chugging chords. I plugged into my 2x12 closed-back cab (v30s) and PRS 22. I wasn't hoping for a clean sound, so no issues there. I do need to spend more time with it in the studio to dial in the true lead sound of the amp. Leads sound a bit thin to me at bedroom volume. Looking forward to searing my bandmates faces at rehearsal.
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"YES it sounds amazing just like you heard it does." submitted April 24, 2016

By Bradley L in Oakland, CA
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Musical Background: classic rocker
Music Style: Rock classic Rock Modern Rock
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Overall: Great tone machine with more gain than anyone needs. I use the crunch channel with gain set really low. (like on 2-3) and turn it up. Running it through a EVH 1x12 and I have yet to really open it up on full wattage since its really loud even on 1/4 wattage. seems to take pedals pretty well. presence and resonance knobs take a little tweaking to get the sweet spot. It is similar to my Framus Ruby Riot, but bit more squish and is more forgiving. I have not heard the 50 watt head or the 100, but this guy is sick.
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