EVH 5150III Combo Guitar Amp
By PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC | October 12, 2016
If you’re looking for the iconic Eddie Van Halen tone, have you considered the EVH 5150III
Eddie Van Halen is always chasing the dragon of tone. He is constantly updating both his as well as the tools he uses to achieve the perfect sound. To clarify this, all you need to do is have a look at all the companies Eddy has worked with through the years.
He started with a signature Kramer guitar before dropping Kramer in favour of the Ernie Ball Music Man series guitars. He then partnered with Peavy for a guitar, and one of the most popular metal amps of all time.
This journey led Eddie to work with Fender. They collaborated and together they launched Eddie’s own brand: EVH.
In 2008 Guitar Player Magazine called the 5150III a “fire-breathing” 3-channel amp. The 5150III takes everything that made the Peavy 5150 great and improves on it in every way.
The EVH 5150III is a tube combo amp which features two Celestion G12M speakers. The amp has three channels; namely, clean, distortion and lead.
The amp is powered by 7 12AX7 preamp tubes and two 6l6 power tubes.
This all creates one loud amp. The problem with loud amps is that they make close quarter practicing difficult. In order to combat this, the amp has a front-panel adjustable power output. With just the flick of a switch you can change the amp from 50watts all the way down to 1watt.
This ensures that you can play the amp at a lower volume, without sacrificing the tone of the amp. Full metal tone at a fraction of the volume!
The cabinet is made of birch and features special internal baffling with vintage styled chicken head control knobs.
Power: 50W (tube)
Power adjustable from 50W to 1W
Tubes: seven 12AX7 (preamp); two 6L6 (power amp)
Three channels: Clean, Crunch, Lead
Speaker: 1×12″ Celestion special design
Controls: Gain, low, mid high, volume, master presence, rear master resonance, power level, reverb
Impedance: 4Î, 8Î, 16Î (switchable)
Built-in DSP reverb
Included four-button footswitch controls channels and reverb on/off
Dimensions: 22″ x 24.5″ x 12.5″
Weight: 65 lbs.
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