The EVH 5150 Iconic 80-watt amp head captures classic Eddie Van Halen tone like never before. A must-have for any Van Halen aficionado, this 80-watt, two-channel amp head is powered by four 6L6 output tubes and two 12AX7 JJ preamp tubes to deliver the unmistakable sound of Van Halen. Boost control over both Clean and Gain channels, along with Overdrive and Burn switches, help to shape the EVH tube tone into something entirely original. When it comes to nailing iconic Van Halen riffs, this genuine EVH amp head delivers the soaring cleans, crunchy saturation and high-gain punch that were synonymous with Eddie throughout his nearly 50-year career.

EVH 5150 Iconic Amp Head Main Features

  • Capture Eddie’s “Brown Sound”
  • 80 watts of classic EVH tube tone
  • Clean and Gain channels with Boost
  • Full slate of sound controls

Celebrate the Sound of Eddie Van Halen

As one of the most renowned guitarists of the last half century, Eddie Van Halen made a lasting impression on the music world. Developed in collaboration with Eddie, the EVH Iconic amp head was designed specifically to capture his elusive “Brown Sound.” For fans of Eddie and his band Van Halen, the 5150 amp head is the perfect way to rock their favorite riffs.

Iconic EVH Tube Tone

The 5150 EVH head delivers instantly recognizable EVH tube tone with 80 watts of sheer shred power. Four 6L6 output tubes and two 12AX7 JJ preamp tubes inject iconic Van Halen tone into any electric guitar.

Go From Soaring Highs to Crunchy Saturation

The two channels on the EVH Iconic amp head provide plenty of tonal options to capture the entire spectrum of Eddie’s sound. Channel 1 offers a clean sweeping tone with an Overdrive switch that launches it into the famous EVH “Blue” crunch. Channel 2 delivers high gain with a Burn switch ready to add more saturation and punch at any time.

Full Control Over EVH Tone

Both channels on the EVH 5150 amp head include Volume and Gain controls to fine-tune output for user preference or the playing environment. Channel 2 also features a Noise Gate and a Boost Knob for setting a “solo” boost level. Boost control over both Clean and Gain channels allows for additional fine-tuning, even without pedals.

The EVH 5150 Iconic 80-watt amp head evokes the warmth and energy of Eddie Van Halen’s music. From high-flying leads to distorted overdrive, the 5150 head makes his sound available to everyone. With full control over two footswitchable channels of classic EVH tube tone, it’s easier than ever to create something entirely original, yet inspired by one of the greats.
  • 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

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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