EVH 5150 III 100W Head
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EVH 5150 III 100W Head

5150 III 100W Head, Tube Guitar Amp Head from EVH in the 5150 III series.

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nickname009 29/08/2011

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* Type: Tube Amplifier (head)
* Output: 100 Watts RMS
* Ohms: 4, 8, or 16 Ohms (selectable)
* Channels: Three channels with channel switching
* Covering: Ivory textured vinyl covering with a EVH striped metal grille
* Weight: 55 lbs. (25 kg)
* Dimensions:
* Height: 10.25 in. (26 cm)
* Width: 29.75 in. (75.5 cm)
* Depth: 11.5 in. (29.3 cm)
* Power Tubes: Four 6L6 tubes
* Preamp Tubes: Eight 12AX7 tubes
* Four-button footswitch included
* FX Loop


Each of the 3 channels have their own EQs: Gain, Low, Mid, high, volume and presence.

The footswitch is quite simple, 4 button, one for each channel and one to engage the fx loop.

UTILIZATION

Quite simply put, one of the easiest multi channel heads to use. There are so many heads out there with complex little mini toggle switches etc that do so many little things. The 5150 III simply just 3 or 4 knobs each channel, clearly marked, and they are the same knobs you've seen on every amp before. The settings are familiar and therefore easy to use for each channel.

I absolutely love the seamless footswitching that's been incorporated into this amp. I can't say enough about this, no clicks or pops when you switch it just sounds so organic and natural this way. I wish all amps were like this!!

SOUNDS

SOUNDS ARE AMAZING. I can't say enough about this amp! I tried it at the store for a little over 2 hours and eventually took it home and have been making love with it ever since!

The cleans are amazing, plenty of headroom and very nice. Not sterile compared to the older 5150s and sound good for almost all applications! Mind you, it's not a fender twang or anything of that sort but it's quite shimmery and can get into that territory if one would prefer to do so. You can also crank the gain and get dirt up the signal as much as you want to get into that sort of mild crunch territory. Sounds great, clear and strong!

The rhythm channel is amazing also! Tight and loads of gain I don't even know why would need the lead channel. I probably spend most of my time on this channel as it's near perfect and not noisy compared to the lead channel but still has enough gain to get wherever you want.


The lead channel is over the top and noisy! Hella perfect for super shreddy passages or to create strange noises etc. I think both generally sound the same, or at least you can EQ them to sound the same as each other. You don't need to overdrive this amp with any external pedals there is plenty of gain on tap and all of it sounds GREAT!

What I love about the sounds is that all these channels clean up very well AND sound good at low volumes!


OVERALL OPINION

Overall awesome amp. 3 channels all totally usable, sounds great a low volumes and cleans up well with the volume rolled down, seamless footswitching, with a super transparent FX Loop. Though I haven't actually used it, I go straight through. What else does any guitar player need? This is one of the best amps out there today!