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The All-New EVH® 5150® Iconic® Series


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The EVH 5150 Iconic 80W Guitar Amp Head is engineered to satisfy the needs of gigging and recording guitarists craving Eddie Van Halen's pure and powerful tone. Evolving from the revered EVH 5150 series, this amp head provides the searing sound and growling gain that defined Van Halen's pioneering style.

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Powered by four JJ 6L6 power tubes and voiced with two JJ ECC83S preamp tubes, the 5150 Iconic 80W head delivers the firepower required for any musical situation. The Green channel offers lush cleans that gain up with the push of a button, while the Red channel's burn button ignites fiery crunch ideal for face-melting leads.

Sophisticated Tone-Shaping Tools

Each channel features dedicated Gain and Volume controls for balancing levels when switching between the sparkling clean and molten high-gain channels. The Red channel's noise gate provides a quick attack to articulate staccato riffs without choking sustain. A footswitchable Boost on Channel 2 adds 10dB of volume for solos that cut through the mix. Shared EQ, Resonance, and Presence knobs fine-tune the tone's low and high-end, while a global Reverb control provides the perfect splash of ambience for any room.

Performance-Ready Features

A two-button footswitch, effects loop, dual parallel speaker outputs, and a power reducer enabling cranked tones at lower volumes make the 5150 Iconic 80W head ideal for practice, studio, and stage. The speaker-emulated DI with power amp mute accurately captures the amp's tone for recording direct or running into a PA.

Distinctive EVH Styling

Sporting EVH's signature style, the 5150 Iconic 80W head is wrapped in textured black vinyl with a brushed aluminum faceplate, steel grille, and vintage-style controls. A fitted cover, available separately, protects this iconic amp during transport and storage.

EVH 5150 Iconic 80W Guitar Amp Head Black
EVH 5150 Iconic 80W Guitar Amp Head Black
EVH 5150 Iconic 80W Guitar Amp Head Black

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  • 80-watt head
  • Two channels: Green and Red; Green channel has overdrive button to go from clean to increased gain, while the Red channel has a burn button to go from lead to burn
  • Dual Gain, Noise Gate (Ch 2), Shared Low, Mid, High EQ, Dual Volume, Shared Boost and Global Reverb, Resonance and Presence controls
  • Power Level switch, standby switch and power switch located on front panel; ground lift located on rear panel
  • Selectable impedance (4, 8 or 16 ohms)
  • Two JJ ECC83S preamp tubes and four JJ 6L6 power tubes
  • Dual parallel speaker output jacks
  • Effects loop
  • XLR DI out with speaker simulation
  • Five-foot speaker cable included
  • Two-button footswitch included
  • Available in black or ivory with black steel grille featuring 5150 and EVH logo badges and a brushed aluminum front panel
  • Optional high-quality fitted cover is available (sold separately)

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm

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  • EVH 5150 Iconic Heads
  • Black
Amplifier type
  • Tube
  • Single 1/4"
Speaker jack
  • Two 1/4" parallel
Total impedance
  • 4, 8 or 16 ohms
Cabinet material
  • MDF
Grille cloth
  • Black
  • Molded plastic strap with black powder coated caps
  • Two: Clean/Overdrive and Lead/Burn
Control panel
  • Channel 1: Gain with Overdrive Switch; Channel 2: Gain with Burn Switch; Noise Gate (Channel 2); Shared Low, Mid, High EQ; Channel 1/Channel 2 Volume; Master Boost; Global Reverb, Resonance and Presence
Control knobs
  • Black Chicken-Head Style Pointer
  • 80 watts
Preamp tubes
  • 2 x JJ ECC83S (12AX7)
Power tubes
  • 4 x JJ 6L6
  • Solid State
Amplifier covering
  • Black textured vinyl
Other features
  • 1/4 Power Level Switch