EVH 5150 III 100W Tube Head - Ivory

100W EVH Guitar Amp Head - Ivory
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EVH 5150 III 100W Tube Head - Ivory image 1
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EVH 5150 III 100W Tube Head - Ivory
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Made to Edward Van Halen's Exacting Specs!

This professional all-tube amplifier was developed to meet the exacting specifications of Edward Van Halen, one of the true living legends of rock guitar. The 5150III amp's flexible feature set allows creation of tones from clean to crunch to full-out distortion, inspiring limitless artistic expression. The matching 412 enclosure with custom Celestion EVH signature speakers delivers richness and power. Truly roadworthy, EVH amps feature no-compromise construction promising peak performance for years to come. Available in black or ivory.

EVH 5150III Amp Features:
  • Textured vinyl covering (black or ivory) and EVH striped metal grille
  • 100 watts
  • 4 x 6L6 output tubes and 8 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • 4-button footswitch included

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Guitar Amp Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 3
Total Power 100W
EQ 3-band with Presence
Number of Tubes 12
Preamp Tubes 8 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 4 x 6L6
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 2 x TS (Speaker), 1 x 1/4" (Preamp)
Effects Loop Yes
Footswitch I/O Yes
Height 10.25"
Width 29.75"
Depth 11.5"
Weight 55 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 2251000400

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Awesome

There are so many reasons why one specific head for amplifier condo sells more than another and the bottom line is quality and price point. It's up to that specific company such as fender to figure out the balance to find the sweet spot between quality and price. Sometimes they get it right and other times they get it wrong in this case they got the pricing Right for the most part it is an outstanding tone machine at rivals Marshall. This is a very high-quality amplifier head as well as the cabinets and combos the cabinets or Birchwood ply and the speakers especially voiced EVH Celestion greenbacks 12" 25watt. There's nothing cheap about these units they are actually more competitively priced then the UK marshals With high quality craftsmanship. This EVH line would've went viral if Feander had a better price point over all. They really could've blown this one out of the water because it's a no-brainer and considering it's made in Mexico they could've done much better and been much more aggressive on the pricing the volume of units would've been through the roof.
5/5

Industrial Grade Amplifier

A simply great amplifier! Infinitely adjustable tonality. More bottom end than you'll ever need, and the ability to get as bright as one could possibly dream a need for! The presence controls are a MAJOR feature!You can virtually pull any tone you can think of from this amp. At 100 watts, it has the power to provide the sensitivity you need for true dynamic playing. It also compresses nicely as it's driven. I have yet to drive it beyond moderate. It is a beast of an animal! Any gain level you need is there among the three channels available; each with it's own master for that channel.Been playing about 50 years, and this is easily the best amp I've owned, and I have owned most I think at some point. This amp truly supports a professional business case in it's sound AND build quality!
Music background: Guitar/Engineering
5/5

10+ TONE CANDY

I have played hundreds of different amp, cabinet and guitar combinations. This particular head completely exceeded my expectations, especially when coupled to the EVH 4x12 Cabinet. I can get any tone I want, ANYTHING ! it's all a matter of adjustment. If you know how to adjust the controls PROPERLY. It's always best to start out by following the suggested guidelines that come with the amp head. It produces a very, very rich, strong, deep tone that no other combination I tried could satisfy. Hearing is believing ! There is more gain and sustain than you will ever need, especially on channel three. Sounds great with or without pedals.
Music background: Over 50 Years Playing Guitar
5/5

Lives up to the hype

I needed a replacement for my old Marshall that I have used for 25 years. Had been considering the 5150 III mostly because of the three individual channels. I took the gamble and ordered it. It arrived a day early, which was 2 days before I needed to use it on stage. I had very minimal time to test drive it to get all the levels set and configure my effects pedals and everything. Maybe 2 hours total time before the show. The 5150 III outperformed my Marshall from the word go. This amp is LOUD but has incredible tone and warmth. With the three individual channels making quick changes on stage is a breeze! Whatever sound you are looking for you won't be dissapointed with this amp! My only regret is not buying it sooner!
Music background: 25 years of playing professionally in live cover bands
5/5

EVH 5150III....Awesome Baby!!!

I originally purchased the 50W version of this amp. However, I found myself really wanting the three independent channels and EQ controls that only big brother offers. I am quite surprised at how good the clean channel is on this amp, very good bell-like tones are easily possible. At the same time, you can increase the gain and get a nice crunch tone. Channel 2 is my favorite in this amp, it's the sound of the '78 Van Halen...the brown sound baby! It has plenty of gain for sure, but not crazy and over the top like some high-gainers can be. Great crunch tones here, everything from AC/DC to, of course, Van Halen. Channel 3 is just insane! There is a LOT of gain on tap here, but it's all usable gain if set up properly. This channel does tend to hiss a little due to the high amounts of gain, but dialing the gain knob back to one or two o'clock reduces it a bit. There is still a lot of gain even at 1 o'clock, and it's really smooth and has a lot of harmonic content. The controls on all channels are very responsive and do their job. I only have one complaint, and it's very minor at best, this amp is HUGE!! If it were any bigger it would hang over the edge of any 4x12 cab! In closing, this amp is NOT a one trick pony. There are a TON of great sounds here and I highly recommend this amp.
Music background: Hobbyist
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