The EVH 5150III LBXII is a 15-watt guitar amp head that packs an extraordinary and powerful punch. This 2.0 version of the company's diminutive easy-to-carry “lunchbox” head features the famous Green ... Click To Read More About This Product
The EVH 5150III LBXII is a 15-watt guitar amp head that packs an extraordinary and powerful punch. This 2.0 version of the company's diminutive easy-to-carry “lunchbox” head features the famous Green and Blue channels, delivering sparkling clean tone and punchy gain to inspire unlimited artistic expression.
Armed with four ECC83S (12AX7) preamp and two EL84 power tubes, the LBXII also includes dual concentric gain and volume controls for precise and independent control of each channel, as well as shared EQ presence and resonance controls.
Dial in a crystal clean tone or turn the gain up for a bluesier counterpart on the Green channel, and when you are looking to bring the house down, hit the one-button footswitch and select the Blue channel for a tight and compressed overdriven tone with sustain for days.
Bedroom players can utilize the 1/4-power switch to reduce the head to 3.5 watts and avoid disturbing the rest of the household, while studio and live musicians can leverage this same feature to turn up the head for a squeezed and spongy tone.
Boasting exceptional construction, fierce tone and distinctive style with a black control panel and white metal grill cage with iconic EVH striped motif, the LBXII is a phenomenal performing amp.
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Comments about EVH 5150 III LBXII 15W Tube Head:
This is my first time writing a review. I'm a professional musician and guitar teacher with years of experience with high end gear. I'm a huge fan of hi gain lunchbox amps. I own an Engl ironball 20w head and a blackstar ht metal 5w head as well. This new evh head is $500 cheaper than the Engl and gives it a run for it's money! The amount of gain is incredible. Way more than you would ever need. I'm a shredder and play in an 80s metal cover band and the tone of this amp is perfect for it. It can also be dialed back for blues, classic rock and crunch tones or dialed in for the heaviest of metal settings. Fantastic tone, clarity, harmonics and fullness on the blue channel. Pinch harmonics are effortless and this thing has a great scorching lead sound. The green/ clean channel is great too and can be dialed in completely clean or get a great classic rock tone by adding in some gain.
The power soak feature is very nice as well. I live in a condo and don't want to blow my neighbors away. Even with the soak it's incredibly loud. It can be played at bedroom levels, but it definetly shines when turned up. Def enough power even on the 1/4 setting to use at rehersal or a small gig. I got this on sale for memorial day, but now that I've spent time dialing this thing in, I would have gladly played full price for it! Fantastic professional tone at a price that won't break the bank.
Comments about EVH 5150 III LBXII 15W Tube Head:
A great revision of the original LBX that includes an actual clean channel. The clean channel actually sounds very good too. It has a little bit of a chime quality to the high end, but not harsh at all. You could use it as just a pedal platform with just the clean channel alone... But you know why you really want this head.... The dirt channel smokes. Really tight modern sounding high gain that does not disappoint. Those looking for more classic British sounds may want to look elsewhere. Having the separate volume and gain really makes all the difference between this LBX and the last model which shared the entire control functions of each channel. The FX loop is nice and quiet and the overall amp can push some really low end thump when you crank the resonance knob on the back. I usually leave it at about half way. The only con that the amp has is playing the dirt channel at low volumes. You can play it quiet enough to not go deaf sitting in front of it, but if you have the volume below 20%, it just sounds like you're playing through a broken tweeter. If you want quiet bedroom tones out of this amp, you'll need a volume pedal or EQ with volume in the FX loop. I have a Boss GE7 to bring the level down and tweak the sound a little when I want to play at night with the kids sleeping across the hall. Not a dealbreaker though. The amp is plenty gigable through a 2x12 cab (maybe even a 1x12. haven't tried it). Built like a tank and looks really good too. If it was ever lost or stolen, I'd happily get another one.
Service and delivery comments:
Had to special order it via the website because the in store amp didn't have the original paperwork or footswitch. It arrived in a few days and complete just as expected.