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This limited edition hand-customized EVH 5150 III 100S 100W guitar amp head is identical to the setup Eddie Van Halen has recently toured with, and features the exact same custom modifications.The 100... Click To Read More About This Product


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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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This limited edition hand-customized EVH 5150 III 100S 100W guitar amp head is identical to the setup Eddie Van Halen has recently toured with, and features the exact same custom modifications.

The 100-watt head features a single input and three channels (clean, crunch, lead), each with versatile controls (volume, gain, presence, low, mid, high). Channel two features increased gain for greater sustain and is re-voiced for improved low-mid frequency definition; channel three also features increased gain and improved range for the œlow control. Further, each channel has a rear-panel resonance control knob that dials in fine-tuned low-end response. The amp boasts eight JJ 12AX7 (ECC83) preamp tubes, four Shuguang 6L6 power tubes, switchable output impedance (4, 8 and 16 ohms) and adjustable bias control. Other features include vintage-style œchicken head control knobs, red jewel, dual speaker jacks, effects loop, direct out and molded plastic handle.

The 5150III 100S head comes in a special black œStealth aesthetic; and a seven-pin, four-button footswitch is included (controls each channel and the effects loop).


  • Power: 100W (tube)
  • Tubes: eight 12AX7 (ECC83) - preamp; four 6L6 - power amp
  • Three channels
  • Controls: 3-band EQ, gain, volume, presence, resonance
  • Impedance: 4, 8, 16 ohms (switchable)
  • Direct output
  • Two speaker outputs
  • FX loop
  • Adjustable bias control
  • Black "stealth" look
  • Four-button footswitch included
  • Dimensions: 22" x 12.5" x 26"
  • Weight: 58 lb.
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EVHLimited Edition 5150 III 100S 100W Tube Guitar Head

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This is a METAL amp

By Cobias

from Oregon

About Me Experienced


  • easy to dial in
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • good definition
  • Powerful
  • very cool looking
  • will cut through in a mix


  • clean channel gain has no headroom
  • noisy without a gate

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Performances
  • professional gigging
  • Professional Recording

Comments about EVH Limited Edition 5150 III 100S 100W Tube Guitar Head:

I have tried many amps lately . Thank you guitar center for honoring all my returns. Finding good tone is hard these days. Should have thought about ol' Eddie sooner.

This thing is a fire breather ! In your face ! I will first say, i am not going through any kind of closed 4x12 cabinets . My first ever cabinet was a mitchell 2x12 front ported and ive never liked 4x12 closed ever since . So my cabs are front ported 2 2x12 Genz Benz G flex cabs with the stock speakers. Best cabinets ever in my opinion . They emphasize whatever your amp does. They let your amp be itself . They make your eq actually useful so...i cant speak for this amp going through closed back cabs.

The one thing this amp emphasizes is upper mids . In the description it says it puts more emphasis on low mids - i dont hear that . Especially with my cabs because they are known for emphasizing lows. When i think low mids i think of Mesa Boogie . This amp is like the perfect modded marshall but with gain specifically for metal . Upper midrange. You will not get lost in a mix with this thing . At all ! Now i have sort of a tiny complaint about this . I know most amps are " voiced " for a specific thing , and upper mids are useful , but when playing alone ( not with a band , just jamming ) i like lows . I futzed around with the low resonance and the low on the eq , but the lows don't really happen like i hoped . 7 stringers and down tuners ( i only go full step down on 6 string standard tune ) will love this as it tightens up their sound , but i was hoping to get a little more out of the lows . Im looking to get an empress eq so that may help. But i get the gist of a mid focused tight amp.

The other complaint is noise . On the gain channel it is hisssssss ! You will need a noise gate . Also the clean channel is more like a dirt channel . its only clean if you move it a hair from off to barely on. Otherwise its breakup . Very weird . I have a theory that because Eddie is used to using his volume , he

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Has it on a little dirt so he can crank the volume and hit the gain button at the same time making it sound seamless going from clean to gain.

Anyway , its good. I was getting seriously frustrated finding a great high gain amp. This does very well . A little high on price for a mexican made amp but everything seems imported these days . I take Mexico over China anytime.

One last thing, this amp is geared toward metal and high gain rock . Its not really clasic VH or classic hard rock . Its definately in the metal category. The guitars i used to test it were a sterling ball Axis ax40d, a ESP ltd m-1000 with emgs, an esp ltd m 300fm with Dimarzio super 3 in bridge and super 2 in neck.

One thing i could say overall , if say you were a gigging metal musician, your amp went belly up, and you needed an amp with not much time to think about it, this would do the job. The house mix would love you.

I could say more but , its a pretty kicking amp !

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