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EVH Striped Series 5150IIILBX Reviews

4.5 stars based on 6 customer reviews
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  • from Chattanooga, Tn. August 17, 2015Music Background:
    35 years at it.

    EVH Stripe Series

    Absolutely an amazing Guitar! I bought the Black w/Yellow first and had to get the white one. Fixing to get the red one now!

  • from Orlando FL November 23, 2013Music Background:
    Hobbyist

    Amazing guitar

    I received this guitar back in mid September from Sweetwater and it is awesome. The Floyd Rose is the 1000 series, not the cheaper "special". One thing I recommend, if you aren't happy with the Wolfgang pickup, raise the pole pieces to about 1/16" from the strings when fretted at the top fret, mine came about 1/8" away. It made a HUGE difference and the guitar really screams. The neck is great, I love that it's unfinished. The fretwork is very well done on these guitars. My friend bought the black and yellow one and his guitar tech that does fret work couldn't believe how well done the fret work was on this guitar. Don't let the inexpensive price fool you, this is not a cheaply made guitar. Everything is top notch on it. In addition to raising the pole pieces, I also added a third spring to the back and changed the strings from 9s to 10s. All of these changes really made a difference in both the tone and sustain of the guitar. If you are considering one of these, you will not be disappointed. And, it just looks cool!
    Thanks to AJ, my sound engineer at Sweetwater!

  • from New York May 26, 2014

    EVH Striped Series - Black and White

    This is my new main guitar. It looks Awesome love the sound. It's factory set up was fair. A little bit of tweaking it works really well. I really like the amount of "Tone" change withe the volume knob.
    I would love to get a second one in a different color. Black& Yellow maybe?

  • from United States November 17, 2013Music Background:
    30 year hobbyist.

    this thing rips!!

    Don't let the single pickup \ no tone control fool you, this guitar is fairly flexible and covers a pretty wide range of tones. The volume pot is amazing and cleans the signal up very nicely (when volume is lowered)
    When the volume knob is on 10, it flat out rips. Neck is comfy, almost a 'D' shape, frets are medium\big and they're finished nicely.

  • from November 14, 2015Music Background:
    Over 40 yrs playing experience

    Black n White

    With minimal bridge adjustment I got a decent action to start with. The sound and sustain without an amp is exceptional for the cost. The Humbucker has an excellent sound and sustain either clean or distorted.
    The neck and fret job are good. I can make my way around scales quickly and chords sound full, with near zero fret buzz!!
    The finish on both neck and body are top notch
    Now the cons:
    You can't replace pickup without heavy routing modification. However, since it takes standard size pickup, you can transfer say a Seymour Duncan to the baseplate. Which I did.
    The pickup needs a shim of sorts to get the height closer to the strings
    I had to install a capacitor at the volume pot for treble bypass when turning down.
    I had to block tremolo for it to sit flat with the body.
    Back to pickups, you have to router/chisel for Fender bridge spacing.

    All in all the guitar sounds very nice, although heavy modding is necessary if you demand certain specifications.

  • from Philadelphia PA August 13, 2014Music Background:
    Semi Pro musician

    Great guitar, Setup, not so much.

    Visually the guitar is great. The maple neck is so smooth. I also really like the volume pot on the guitar. Very quiet and lets you have total control. The guitar screams thorugh my Blackstar 40w combo.
    Now for the bad. The setup on the guitar was absolutley terrible. Plus the G string never stays in tune. I play gigs 2 to 3 times a month and I don't even use it yet until I get it set up properly. Love the guitar but was pretty disappointed in the set up. The guitar should at lest stay in tune.

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