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EVH 5150 III LBXII 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black

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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 ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

Features

  • Power: 15W (tube)
  • 1/4-power switch to 3.5W
  • Tubes: four 12AX7 (preamp); two EL84 (power amp)
  • Two channels: clean, crunch
  • Single input
  • Controls: Dual Concentric Gain, 3-band EQ, Dual Concentric Volume, Presence, Resonance
  • Cabinet material: aluminum/steel chassis
  • Footswitch included
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EVH5150 III LBXII 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Portable (4)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

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  • Home studio (5)
  • Performances (5)
  • Amateur recording (3)
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5.0

Monster tone in an affordable little package!!!

By Shreddy Van Halen

from Denver, CO

Comments about EVH 5150 III LBXII 15W Tube Guitar Amp 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.

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4.0

Pretty darn good

By Jimmy James

from Baltimore

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable

Cons

  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about EVH 5150 III LBXII 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

I recommend this amp with a few provisions. Running through an Avatar with Vintage 30s I get lots of great metal tones. As others have mentioned it gets loud really fast. For home use I would recommend sticking a volume pedal or something like a JHS Little Black Amp Box to get a master volume function. It has separate channel volumes but no master and the taper on on the channel volume goes from whisper to face melt when you move it a millimeter.

The clean channel is ok. There is still a pop switching channels as was the case for the first version.

Other than that it's a great amp and I highly recommend it if the above stuff isn't a dealbreaker.

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4.0

Blown Away!!!!!

By Russ

from New Orleans,LA

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Power Switch Isn't that great
  • Sounds Horrible at Low Volumes

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Home Use Only...Not for Apartment/Condo Dwellers
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about EVH 5150 III LBXII 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

Finally Had a Chance to Demo this one at the New Orleans store and honestly I was very impressed. I never had a chance to try the 1st version of this amp so I can't compare. I used an RG that had a 5 way switch so I could try out as many sounds as possible. On the clean channel it was very clear,not crystal,but better than any of the other 5150's I've played (excluding the Fender versions). It had a slight break up if you really hit the strings with the gain turned up and it really had a nice blues sound. When I switched to the single coil I got a real funky spanky sound and also pulled off some decent Jazz tones when I switched to the Neck humbucker and rolled the tone off. As far as the dirty channel goes this is what made this thing a beast. I think it's voiced somewhere between the blue and red channels on the 100 watt or 50 watt heads. You may be able to get a blusesy tone out of it if you leave the gain on the lowest section and push the volume,but I think the green channel does it better. This channel is just too high gain for that genre. I never put the gain past 1/2 because it was blistering (in a good way). It has a fizzyness to it,but in a good way again. I played this through Marshall 1960 4X12 with Celestions (GT 12-75s I think). It does a good job at nailing the late EVH sound all the way up to Modern Metal. I actually was surprised that the amp maintained some clarity even with the gain blasting,each string rang out nicely. Now to what I didn't like. I heard this thing was stupid loud,and it is. You have to at least get the volume to 2 or 3 for it to sound good and I don't recommend sitting in front of it if you do. If the volume is lower than that it sounds like a busted radio speaker so if you don't live in a house or play during the day in an apartment/condo when folks aren't home you are gonna anger some people. The power switch on the back did nothing to lower the volume so I wouldn't again bother with this thing unless you can play it Loud.

 
5.0

You get what you pay for...and then some.

By DANIEL

from undisclosed

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

  • at 3.5 watts not a bedroom jammer as advertised.

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about EVH 5150 III LBXII 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

Great amp with a Boss RV-6 in the fx loop it really shines. The blue channel doesn't really shine until vols at about 2. The 3.5 setting doesn't lower the volume it just saturates the preamp a bit more.This is a great volume for garage level jamming and rehearsals. but stick this in the bedroom and your gonna tick off the neighbors. Totally happy with this purchase.

 
5.0

Wow it's loud

By James

from undisclosed

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    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about EVH 5150 III LBXII 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      This amp is very loud. Great distorted tones when opened up. Clean is great for pedals

       
      4.0

      Perfect revision of LBX

      By Brett

      from Baytown, TX

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable
      • Powerful
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about EVH 5150 III LBXII 15W Tube Guitar Amp 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.

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