EVH 5150IIIS 100S EL34 100W Tube Guitar Head
The EVH 5150IIIS 100S EL34 100W Tube Guitar Head delivers classic EL34 tone and a lethal new look. Powered by EL34 tubes, this ferocious amp head produces smooth contours, rich saturation and increased sustain for a quintessential British sound. Channel one provides a pristine yet compressed clean tone, while channels two and three boast enhanced compression and saturation for aggressive lead tones. A rear-panel resonance control tailors the low-end response for each channel. And thanks to an easy-access bias test and adjustment port, you can fine-tune the power tubes with unmatched convenience. Wrapped in EVH's signature black and gold motif, the 5150IIIS EL34 lets you unleash the classic EL34 tone that shaped Eddie Van Halen's pioneering early work.
EL34 Tubes Deliver a Legendary British Voice
The 5150IIIS EL34 is powered by EL34 power tubes, which provide greater sag, saturation and sustain for a sound reminiscent of classic British amps. Channel one delivers a pristine clean tone with rich lows and crisp highs. Channels two and three feature enhanced compression and gain for lead tones ranging from thick and chunky to blistering and searing. A rear-panel resonance control lets you tailor the low-frequency response for each channel.
Bias Test and Adjustment Port Simplifies Tube Tuning
Keeping your power tubes in peak operating condition is crucial for great tone and reliability. The 5150IIIS EL34 makes it easy with an external bias test and adjustment port. Quickly check the status of your EL34 tubes and make precision bias adjustments without removing the chassis. Tuning your power tubes has never been more convenient.
Striking Black and Gold Look
The 5150IIIS EL34 features EVH's signature black and gold styling for an aggressive look that matches its formidable tone. The elegant gold trim and knobs are set against a sleek black chassis, giving this high-gain beast a sophisticated yet sinister appearance.
This 100W tube head also provides an FX loop, preamp out, power amp in, and MIDI in/out along with a pair of speaker outputs—one for 4 ohms and one for 8 ohms. It's built for players seeking a lethal modern weapon with timeless British EL34 tone.
- Power: 100W (tube)
- Tubes: eight 12AX7 (preamp); four EL34 (power amp)
- Three channels
- Single input
- Impedance: 4, 8, 16 ohms
- Controls: 3-band EQ, gain, presence, resonance, volume
- Parallel speaker outputs
- Preamp output
- Built-in FX loop
- Adjustable bias
- Construction: 11-ply birch plywood
- Four-button channel footswitch included