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

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

Tweaked to meet Eddie's touring requirements, the EVH 5150III 50S features independent dual-concentric controls allowing for gain and volume level matching.

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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 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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Submitted July 6, 2020 by Dean H in PONTOTOC, MS
"5150 Awesomeness"
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I just got the amp in today so I haven't had much time to play around with it. But, I mean it's a 5150 and it sounds killer gain for days but I'm still going to run an overdrive with it because I like that setup. I've had lots of nice amps and this is right up there with the best and blows the rest out of the water. Oh and if anyone is curious my Cab is Marshall 1960 AV with V30s so it does sound great with cabs other than the EVH. I was worried about that at first but no longer. If you are reading this, you're obviously thinking about it. I'd say get it. One more thing it sounds surprisingly good at low volume so don't be afraid of the whole tube thing.
Sound
Again its a 5150 sounds massive and mean
Features
everything seams well built, the amp had midi and all that good stuff.
Ease of Use
extremely easy to use, set everything to noon ( except the volume ) and dial it in to your cab and taste.
Quality
it seems really well built and even the cables that come with it are high quality, they didn't cheap out.
Value
I'd say it's priced fairly
Manufacturer Support
haven't used it.
The Wow Factor
it looks and sound great.
Musical Background:
I've been playing for 27 years
Musical Style:
Metal and Rock
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Submitted August 23, 2020 by William Loucas in POMPTON LAKES, NJ
"Awesome Amp!!"
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I already had the 50w 6L6 mk2, but decided to buy this Stealth 50w version due to the slightly darker sound, slightly changed mid section, and the bias points. Now that I own both, I wouldn't sell my 50w 6L6 mk2, I have it connected to two 1x12 matching cabs for no nonsense jamming, just the guitar into the amp, a fun standalone rig. The 50w Stealth on the other hand, I connect to my computer/mixer/daw with one of the Two Notes devices with cab simulation for recording and such. Still, I wouldn't call one better than the other, just a little different.
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Submitted March 14, 2021 by a customer from gmail.com
"Finally"
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This is without question the best of the 5150iii series to me. Way quieter than the original, cooler looking, tighter and bigger sounding. And finally, the red channel is kick ass. To me this amp does not need a boostI love it
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