Today’s Guitar of the Day is an Amp of the Day — the EVH Limited Edition 5150 III Half Stack! Only 100 of these half stacks will be made, featuring a custom-textured vinyl covering and an EVH striped metal grille. While this awesome amp can definitely crank the rock, it can also bring the metal, twang the country, cry the blues…you get the idea — it’s amazingly versatile!
The 5150 III amplifier and cabinet in this half stack were completely spec’d to Eddie Van Halen’s exacting requirements. The head cranks out 100 watts of 6L6 power and uses a whopping eight 12AX7 preamp tubes to drive the tone. There are three channels, so you can dial up exactly the clean, crunch, and lead tones you want and easily footswitch among them with the included 4-button footswitch. Each channel has its own gain, volume, presence, and EQ controls. Around back you’ll find an effects loop and a preamp output for flexible effects and routing set ups.
The cabinet in this half stack is a 4×12 design, built from premium birch ply, with large radius edges. The speakers are custom EVH signature Celestion G12EVHs. Recessed metal handles and pop-out swivel casters make moving the cab a piece of cake.
Whether you’re after Eddie’s legendary tones or you want to craft your own sound, the Limited Edition 5150 III Half Stack has the flexibility, the gain, the control, the projection, the power — and the looks — to deliver!
But don’t delay, we’ve only got two of these half stacks and they won’t last long!