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EVH Eddie Van Halen 5150 III 50 Watt 6L6 Tube Guitar Amplifier Head

EVH Eddie Van Halen 5150 III 50 Watt 6L6 Tube Guitar Amplifier Head

Pair the 5150 III head with any speaker cabinet and immerse yourself in high-gain magnificence. This 50-watt beast boasts a duo of powerful 6L6 power tubes.

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Submitted April 9, 2019 by Ben Chapman in Shelby, NC
"Absolutely perfect"
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If you are looking for an amp that can be used for any kind of metal tone, look no further! I couldn’t be more impressed! Never thought i’d say that an amp has more gain than I could ever need, but it does! .....and I mean this in the most positive way! I play mostly metal, using the blue channel with a Tubescreamer is absolutely perfect!
Musical Background:
Guitar, metal, many years
Musical Style:
Strictly metal
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Submitted September 20, 2019 by Matt B in Austin, TX
"Renaissance Amp"
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I play in an instrumental dub rooted band that incorporates lots of styles. This amp has me covered for anything I’m thinking in my head. From articulate cleans, crunchy blue channel warmth and grit, to searing lead tones, I’m all set. Love the metal tones from this beast. Psychedelic and rockin goodness to boot. Paired with two 2x12 EVH cabs, this thing screams beautifully. Wife, band, and player approved. Get one. Do it.
Musical Background:
30+ years. Semi professionally in established band.
Musical Style:
Rock, dub, metal, psychedelic, space rock.
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Submitted April 18, 2019 by Patrick Hall in Milton, FL
"Just buy it and be done!"
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I blew up my peavey because I'm an idiot. So my wife graciously allowed me to purchase this amp. I have played through all of the standard high gain amps as well as the botique ones, but this thing puts em all to shame for the money! I play a lot of styles of music. Bluesy stuff, some shredding, funky cleans, rock, metal, ect. This amp can do it all. There is no limit on my creative capacity with this thing. The clean channel is what I feel like a fender amp should be (take it with a grain of salt, i have never played through a fender tube amp), channel 2 is great for all varieties of distortion and can get into metal territory, channel 3 has your blistering leads and crushing tones all packed in tight. This is three amps in one with no compromises. Do something nice for yourself. You won't be dissappointed.
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Guitarist for the last 14 years.
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See review! Lmao.
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Submitted August 1, 2018 by Michael Dalton in Rocklin, CA
"Melt your face and raise the dead!"
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Sooooooooo cool! The brief review is this; if you are looking for getting close to the sound on Metallica's record ...And Justice for All, then this should deliver for you. If you are too young to know what I'm talking about, then the low end sounds like a heavy weight punch in the gut and the rest is like Avenged Sevenfold. • The clean channel has a punch that reacts to your attack but still has very Strat like chime. • The blue (crunch) channel shares the EQ with the clean channel, but it is remarkable how I was able to voice the two with distinction and balance. ° The red (lead?) channel is absolutely brilliant! It's perfect for dialing in the EQ to cut through the mix live. The added benefit of the separate EQ, gain and volume for this stage of the signal is invaluable to my overall tone. There are some things that I personally didn't dig on. I want to emphasize that these are just my opinions. • The design for the separate volume and gain controls for ch 1 & 2 being on the same spot makes it very difficult to adjust one without accidentally moving the other. The little black ring is hard to reach with my fingers and live, this is frustrating. BUT I would take the addition of the separate gain and volume control over ch 1 & 2 ANY day over the previous version. • The final negative opinion is that the mids seem scooped regardless of adding more mid-range to it. The way I have compensated for this is by using my OCD overdrive pedal while on the clean ch.
Musical Background:
I've been playing for The Pikeys almost 10 years and we gig in California
Musical Style:
Celtic Rock, Irish Punk, traditional Irish music, metal.
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Submitted July 27, 2020 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Brutal Sound, But Why The Knobs Gotta Be So Cheap??"
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First off let me say that zZounds is amazing and they always deliver super fast. Im just lucky and I live in the neighboring state where their warehouse is located. Anyhow, this head is heavy, wasn't expecting it to be that heavy, which I guess is a good thing, heavy usually means quality. Sounds great. This is my first high gain/ higher wattage amp. I knew 50 watts was going to be louder than my 20 watt Bugera but I wasn't expecting it to be THIS much louder, WOW.I have to be super cautious when turning up the volume because the knobs are vey delicate and flimsy, thats my only issue with this product. For $1,000 EVH could have used better quality knobs, seriously, my $300 Bugera head has WAY better knobs. Knobs that have a very nice resistance and make it hard to accidentally turn up the volume louder than you meant to. Even the knobs on my $50 Metal Muff Nano distortion pedal has better knobs. I almost wanted to return this product because of that. 50 watts + cheap/ delicate knobs is not good. Upon further messing around I did notice that the volume knob on the red channel is a little better than the one on the first channel which works out for me since I bought this amp for the high gain and will be using the red channel mostly. This amp sounds amazing so I cant stay mad at it. I even compared my Metal Muff distortion pedal with the red channel and the red channel has so much more gain, which impressed me a lot. So to bottom line, sounds great, high gain, lots of power, but the control knobs are just so cheap.
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Submitted July 28, 2020 by Joey C
"*Updated Review* Ended up Returning"
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In my first review I stated that I liked the amp I just hated the cheap knobs, yeah...I just hate the whole amp in general. I had confidence in ordering this particular product because everyone on the internet and their mom seem to love this head, especially the metal guys, which I am. But I have to say I just was not impressed. I was expecting to be blown away with how great this amp is but I just wasn't. Yes, it has great high gain but honestly it didn't sound that much better than my Metal Muff distortion pedal plugged into my $300 Bugera head. So after playing around with it for a couple days I came to the conclusion that I just was not satisfied with this product. Instead of being exciting about it I felt totally disappointed and regretful for making this purchase so I'm returning. Also, 50 watts is just too much power and volume for me, I'll be sticking with 20 watt amp heads, they're plenty loud, I know that now. But add in 50 watts with cheap knobs, it makes for a scary situation. And this in no way is reflected on zZounds. This is all on EVH/ Fender for making a cheap quality product. Seriously, the volume knob on the first channel is so cheap and flimsy it feels like a Lego, I dont how it made it past production. Wait! I do know! EVH makes their products in Mexico. I already knew this but thought I'd take a shot anyway, should have listened to my instincts. Thank you zZounds, for understanding and letting me return this product for a full refund. For now Im just going to hold off on getting a new amp, my 20 watt Bugera with a Metal Muff in the FX Loop is working perfectly fine for now. Its astounding to me that a budget brand like Bugera makes better quality built products than EVH.
Musical Background:
Guitar player for 5 years
Musical Style:
Black Metal
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