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EVH 5150III 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head  

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The EVH 5150III 50-Watt Head is a scaled-down version of its acclaimed 100-watt big brother-the mighty 5150 III head-with many of the same great features. Its smaller size and portability make it a pe... Click To Read More About This Product

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The EVH 5150III 50-Watt Head is a scaled-down version of its acclaimed 100-watt big brother-the mighty 5150 III head-with many of the same great features. Its smaller size and portability make it a perfect amp for players who want arena volume, tone and performance in a compact package. It pairs perfectly with the new EVH 5150 III 2x12 and 1x12 cabs, in addition to the current EVH 5150 III 4x12 cabinet.

It's a three-channel amp; channels one and two share EQ, with gain, low, mid, high and volume controls; channel three has gain, low, mid, high, volume and master presence and resonance controls. Other features include selectable impedance (4, 8 or 16 ohms), dual parallel speaker output jacks, effects loop, headphone jack, line out and black hardware. Included four-button footswitch has 1/4" input jack; also accommodates MIDI footswitching.

Features
  • Effects loop
  • Front panel instrument ¼" mono jack
  • 1/4" stereo jack
  • Line out jack
  • 2 parallel speaker output jacks
  • 3 channels, Channel 1 and 2 share EQ
  • Master presence control
  • Channel 1 and 2: gain, low, mid, high and volume controls
  • Channel 3: gain, low, mid, high, volume and master resonance controls
Specifications
  • Electronics
    Wattage: 50 watt
    Effects Loop: Yes
    Inputs: Front Panel Instrument ¼" Mono Jack (Insert)
    Headphone Jack: 1/4" Stereo Jack
    Line Out: Line Out Jack
    Extension Speaker Jack: 2 Parallel Speaker Output Jacks
    Channels: 3, Channel 1 and 2 Share EQ
    Controls: Master Presence, Channel 1 and 2: Gain, Low, Mid, High, Volume; Channel 3: Gain, Low, Mid, High, Volume, Master Resonance Control (rear panel)
    Hardware
    Hardware: Black
    Cabinet Material: Plywood
    Pilot Light Jewel: Red LED Jewel
    Handle: Black Strap
    Front Panel: Black EVH Striped Steel
    Cover/Grill Cloth: Black or Ivory Textured Vinyl Covering with Black EVH Striped Steel Grille
    Input Impedance: >1M ohms
    Output Impedance: 4, 8 or 16 ohms (Selectable)
    Amplifier Length: 12" (30.4 cm)
    Amplifier Width: 20" (50.8 cm)
    Amplifier Height: 8.5" (21.6 cm)
    Amplifier Weight: 35 lbs. (15.9 kg)
    Tubes
    Preamp Tubes: 7 JJ ECC83 (12AX7)
    Power Tubes: 2 JJ 6L6
    Miscellaneous
    Unique Features: 4-button footswitch with 1/4" cable input with ultra fast switching, MIDI input that can be used to control channels and effects loop with virtually any MIDI device, 3 foot heavy duty speaker cable, headlock for attaching head to 2 x 12 tilt-back cabinet
    Accessories
    Footswitch: 4-Button Footswitch Included
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EVH5150III 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head
 
4.9

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Excellent sound (8)
  • Good power output (7)
  • Warm / comfy (5)
  • Portable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (7)
  • Performances (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Professional recording (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
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5.0

This amp is awesome!

By Klebbenator

from Salt Lake City, UT

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about EVH 5150III 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    I've always wanted either of the Peavey 5150 or the 6505 2X12 amps, due to the great tone. I was a bit worried when EVH went with Fender to build this amp, but now that I've heard it, I don't have that concern! It is a great sounding amp, with so much variability. I have the matched 2X12 cab, and at low volume it still sounds great - It works well for bedroom playing. This thing can also be seriously loud.....I can't imagine needing any more than half-gain/half-volume for playing live. Not as much crunch as the Peavey, but honestly, there is enough for almost anyone (unless you are playing death metal - in that case, maybe a pedal is in your future.....). The upside of the EVH over the Peavey is the clean tone: it sounds great!

    I can't recommend this amp enough. Really the only downside to it is that the tone is a bit funky (thin and watery) through headphones. I can't complain too much though....at least it has a headphone out jack. Most 50 watt or greater tube amps do not have one. It makes night time practice easier on my family!!

     
    5.0

    Everyone should have one EVH 5150

    By Guiodai

    from Sao Paulo - Brazil

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about EVH 5150III 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      Very good clean sound, like a regular fender..
      The distortion is amazing

       
      5.0

      Finally

      By Josh

      from Detroit, MI

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about EVH 5150III 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

        Traded my Mesa for it and won't look back. This amp has such a wide variety of ones you can get out of it. The middle channel is identical to a soldano HR50. The cleans are very much like some of Fenders famed amps, but just moving up on the gain a little bit you can get a very raw almost early Marshall grit. The foot switch buttons are durable. The only cons I would say is Channel one and two share the same gain and the on switch is in the back. If your're in the mood to break out your hair spray and 1980s mullet there is a MIDI direct in the back, just add phase 90.

         
        5.0

        Awesome .. I love it

        By Gimmie

        from Albany NY

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about EVH 5150III 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

          More portable than my mesa duel rectifier and just as loud. Great for any size gig. Very smooth pristine clean and as dirty as want to go. It can actually get to dirty.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would buy this head again

          By Leo

          from Flint Mi

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about EVH 5150III 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

            Best head I've ever owned and I have owned quite a few tube amps...You'll never worry about being down in the mix again.Very versatile and if you can't get a great clean it's you not the amp.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            EVH 5150 III 50 W Amp

            By BAMBAM

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Novice

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about EVH 5150III 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

              I have this amp head in conjunction with the EVH 212 cabinet and let me tell you it does not dissapoint!. I just recently picked up a EVH red/white striped guitar to use in combination with this set up. No words!. If you want to get that classic EVH sound this is the way to go. The peeps at HC were LOCKED ON!. They were friendly, knowledgeable and went out of there way to answer my questions. I'll keep going back to the Scottsdale location because they were the best. That GC. I'll be back AGAIN!!.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              EVH 5150-50 watt amp head

              By Jammin John

              from Mission Viejo, Ca.

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              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about EVH 5150III 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

                The EVH has excellent, crisp saturation & distortion that allows both chords AND lead to be articulate and well defined. Mere distortion pedals cannot achieve this; close, but not enough. No pedal can emulate the warmth and overdrive that this amp provides. AND the clean channel is also pretty good.

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

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                By Eddie

                from Lexington nc

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about EVH 5150III 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

                  It's an EVH. I own 2 wolfgang guitars and this amp. Channel one is crisp and clean. Channel 2 is all eddie tone. Warm but with bite and not over the top. Channel 3 is very over the top. Almost far too much gain but fun to rip on. Mostly stay on channel two it's more than enough. But 3 is another animal... best used with a gate. I'm running g it through a 212 orange cab with vintage 30's. Nice and warm for this setup with some g12's would add nice bite to the mix in treble. Good solid amp no doubt.. had recto's orange even the tiny terror. Peavey 5150 combo and now this. Prefer this over all. It's louder than expected and pretty heavy but seriously stop looking at reviews. yours is waiting for you so click buy it now and stop searching. The search is over. Period.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Impressed!

                  By adam horn

                  from Los Angeles, Ca.

                  Comments about EVH 5150III 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

                  I have to say first off that I am really impressed with the build quality of this amp. I own a lot of amps from various manufactures and never have I been soo impressed upon opening the box. You can just tell the craftsmanship that went into this amp, in my opinion it even surpasses Mesa/Boogie. I first saw this amp at Namm and heard several people playing through it and was impressed buy the tone. When I got mine home and switched it on I was not disappointed it really sounds great, the blue channel has a lot of soul and warmth to it. I am more of a high gain player but I am just in love with the blue channel even though it is one of the lower gain channels. The red channel is as much high gain as anyone could ever want, and very low on the hiss that seems to plague high gain amps. I am not one who hands out compliments easily But this Amp has earned it!

                   
                  5.0

                  EVH Kicks

                  By GEORGE KIRIAKOS

                  from Bohemia, NY

                  Comments about EVH 5150III 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

                  In the bang for the buck category you can do no better. Half the power as the 100w at half the price but still plenty loud! From the crystal clean tone of channel one to the full on scream of channel three this little pup has it all. Paired with the 1x12 cab the whole thing came in at about $1200 or so. Volume jump between channel 1 and 2 is easily handled by dropping a compression pedal in the effects chain and it controls the level, no problem. Add a bit of delay and you've got EVH tone nailed dead on.

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