EVH Eddie Van Halen 5150 Iconic Series Guitar Combo Amplifier (40 Watts, 1x12")

Bring home a 5150 combo amp for a crazy price! From the EVH Iconic Series, this 2-channel workhorse pushes 40 all-tube watts through a custom 12" Celestion.

The EVH 5150 Iconic Series satisfies the needs of gigging and recording guitarists craving that pure and powerful EVH tube tone, but at a more affordable price. Evolving from the revered EVH 5150III amplifiers, the Iconic Series delivers the searing sound and growling gain that the late Eddie Van Halen made famous throughout his groundbreaking career.

Designed by renowned amp engineer, James Brown, the 5150 Iconic Series 40-watt 1x12 combo, is powered by two JJ 6L6 power tubes and voiced with two JJ ECC83S preamp tubes, providing all the firepower the modern guitarist needs. The cabinet is constructed out of MDF with special internal plywood baffling for tight and increased bass response, and houses a custom designed EVH 12" Celestion speaker voiced specifically for this preamp circuit, so that the pristine cleans and searing high gain tones are tight, clear and articulate.

Punching above its weight, this combo features two channels with an extra voicing on each for even more versatility. The Green channel boasts an overdrive button to run from clean tones to increased gain, while the Red channel's burn button adds fiery crunch that's ideal for blistering leads.

Each channel houses its own gain and volume controls, allowing for level-matching the volume when switching between the clean and high gain channels. The channel two noise gate's quick attack suppresses any hiss while ensuring all staccato riffing is articulate and crisp, not choked and choppy. The Boost control on read more Channel 2 allows you to add another 10Db of foot-switchable volume to your tone -- perfect for ensuring your solos cut through the mix. The control panel also includes shared EQ (Low, Mid and High), global resonance and presence knobs to adjust the low- and high-end aspects of your tone, and a global reverb control to add the perfect amount of bounce and decay for any room.

Other features include a two-button footswitch, effects loop, dual parallel speaker output jacks, 1/4" power switch to reduce wattage -- allowing you to crank the amp and still preserve tone but without destroying your neighbor's solitude -- and a speaker-emulated DI XLR with power amp mute for accurate all-tube EVH tone for recording direct or using through any PA system.

Sporting sophisticated and distinctive EVH style, the 5150 Iconic Series 40-watt 1x12 combo is wrapped in either Black or Ivory textured vinyl with a black cloth front grille and features silver and black 5150 and EVH logo badges in the upper left and lower right corners. This all-tube combo is finished off with a brushed aluminum top panel, vintage-style chicken-head knobs and molded black plastic top handle. A high-quality fitted cover is available as an EVH Accessory.
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- Series: EVH 5150 Iconic
- Amplifier Type: Tube
- Speaker: One - 12" EVH Celestion Custom
- Inputs: One - 1/4"
- Channels: Two - Clean/Overdrive and Lead/Burn
- Controls: Channel 1: Gain with Overdrive Switch; Channel 2 Gain with Burn Switch; Noise Gate Channel 2: Low, Mid, High EQ; Channel 1/ Channel 2
Volume, Master Boost, Global Reverb, Resonance, and Presence
- Effects: Reverb
- Effects Loop: 1/4" (Send/Return)
- Line Out: Two - (One XLR and One 1/4")
- Headphone Jack: None
- Speaker Jack: Two - 1/4" Parallel
- Wattage: 40 Watts
- Preamp Tubes: 2 x JJ ECC83S (12AX7)
- Power Tubes: 2 x JJ 6L6
- Rectifier: Solid State
- Cabinet Material: MDF with Plywood Baffle
- Grill: Black
- Amplifier Covering: Black or Ivory Textured Vinyl
- Front Panel: Brushed Aluminum
- Handle: Molded Plastic Strap with Black Powder Coated Caps
- Knobs: Black Chicken-Head Style Pointer
- Power Cable: IEC
- Footswitch: 2-Button Footswitch Included (1/4")
- Other Features: 1/4 Power Level Switch
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 64 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 26 x 24 x 15 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2257100010
Shipping Weight: 64 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 26 x 24 x 15 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2257100410

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-856-9801
Email: consumerrelations@evhgear.com
Web: https://www.evhgear.com/support

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (14 ratings)
Submitted January 31, 2022 by Aaron C in Marion, IL

"5150 Iconic"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I really enjoy this amp. It sounds much better than what I expected, and it's very straight forward to use. Straight plug and play - no boosts necessary :D

The EVH 5150 Iconic Combo sounds great. In my opinion, it does what it sets out to do. You can't go into it expecting it to be one of the Stealth Models - it's not that. It is a very straightforward and easy to use amplifier, and it will do pretty much whatever you need it to do.

It's versatility, and the built in noise gate and boost. All high gain amps should have a noise gate built into it in today's day and age.

Ease of Use
It was super easy to get a great sound out of the the EVH 5150 Iconic Combo. I started with everything (except reverb and gate) set to noon, and plugged in and let her rip. I have to do a bit more tweaking with the clean channel, but this thing REALLY shines with the overdrive on. To me (much like the original 5150 from the 90s) that is where money is. The red channel is pretty good too. By itself, the red channel sits between the green channel with overdrive on and the red channel with burn - and tbh I prefer it with the burn button off. Cranking the gain will take away some of your playing dynamics, and on both channels I found that setting it between 11 and 1 'o clock was sufficient.

The amp appears to be solidly built (I've only had it for four days, read more so time will tell) It's quite heavy, and looks good. The footswitch was quite a bit smaller than expected, but seems like it's ruggedly built with a long cable.

I think the EVH 5150 Iconic Combo is a great value for the price range it sits in. It would have been better at the $799 price, but hey - inflation is what it is.

The Wow Factor
I mean, it's a 5150 - you are going to get what you pay for. I wish the overdrive on the green channel could be kicked on with a footswitch.

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