EVH 5150III 50S 6L6 Head (50 Watts)

Series: EVH 5150III Heads
Amplifier Type: Tube
Inputs: One - 1/4", MIDI (rear)
Channels: Three - (Clean, Crunch and Lead)
Controls:
- Channel 1: Independent Volume and Gain w/ Shared Low, Mid and High;
- Channel 2: Independent Volume and Gain w/ Shared Low, Mid and High;
- Channel 3: Independent Volume, Gain, Low, Mid and High EQ, with Global Presence and Resonance
Speaker Jack: Two 1/4" Parallel
Wattage: 50 Watts
Preamp Tubes: 7 x JJ ECC83 (12AX7)
Power Tubes: 2 x JJ 6L6
Cabinet Material: 7-Ply 5/8" Birch Plywood
Covering/Grille Cloth: Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Black EVH-Striped Steel Grille
Handle: Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
Knobs: Black Chicken-Head Style Pointer
Pilot Light Jewel: Red LED Jewel
Included Accessories: 4-Button EVH 1/4" Footswitch. Ch1, CH2, CH3, Effects Loop
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Stealth Black
Shipping Weight: 45.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 28 x 17 x 15 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2253070000
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-856-9801
(5 ratings)
Submitted August 5, 2020 by Brian Osborne in Vancouver, WA
"Crushing vintage tones AND unlimited brutality."
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I bought this head for high gain tones with loads of tight low end. Your standard requirement for punk rock and hardcore. Yeah, it does that like a monster but that was never in question; I can’t believe what happens when you keep the gain reasonably low on the blue channel and crank up the volume... seriously musical plexi like tone that creates a wall of sound. Air gets moving through the speakers at around 9 o’clock and responds like a kicking sub at 11 o’clock. How it has so much body is witchcraft. It’ll make you giggle. The clean channel has enough headroom for whatever you need it for, too. Sound like a vintage Fender. Brilliant! I’m very impressed with the EQ section on this head as it has a HUGE spectrum to dial in any pickup combo you might want to use. My go-to guitar right now is a Gibson Firebird and the mini humbuckers sing like a dragon through this head. As for speaker response, V30s seem to love it most but GT75s can be utilized if you can curb the high end a bit. Play around with the blend of treble and presence and you’re gold. The head runs extremely quiet compared to the 100watt original EVH head. I don’t even seem to need a noise gate. All the cool features don’t need to be mentioned In a review but I will say I would really love it if EVH would start including a real Fender spring reverb unit in all their heads. Would be a serious game changer! The knobs are a tad cheesy, but perhaps a lightweight plastic is better for the pots? Hahaha, who knows. My new favorite amp and going read more on the road with me as soon as the world reopens!

Musical Background:
Touring musician, producer/engineer, record label.

Musical Style:
Punk.Hardcore.Oi!.Rock and roll.Blues.Reggae.Rocksteady. Any music that requires guitar!
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