EVH 5150 III 50W
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EVH 5150 III 50W

5150 III 50W, Tube Guitar Amp Head from EVH in the 5150 III series.

ozzyozburne 04/08/2012

EVH 5150 III 50W : ozzyozburne's user review

«  A real success ... »
5

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Value For Money : Excellent
Super full, great finished.
Any head lamp, 50w, 3 channels, effects loop, headphone, midi ... Clear and "crunch" on the same settings, with its distortion settings. Overall presence. Pedal supplied shielded. Super finish, no complaints. Two colors rested, which is rather unusual for an amp. Mine is ivory. Even the speaker cable is included!
She still has a wild look that little EVH!
Made by Fender in Vietnam, huge transformers, knobs indestructible, here breathes the strong.
I play it in a 2x12 plextone purchased from Sydney to Toulouse, with G12M. (The HP EVH 15ohms is apparently based it on the old Celestion Greenbacks).

UTILIZATION

It's plug 'n play.

SOUNDS

The overall sound is very rocky and very straight. Ca does not bleed, it is not in English pop here.
I have something to compare with the marshall jubilee and Bogner at home. The EVH nothing wrong, I have not touched my other amps since she arrived!
The settings are hyper efficient, this head is both very distinctive and very versatile though: you can play many things (rock, EVH requires), it still maintains his personality.
The best sounds (to my taste), with the volume are at least 6, and the grain is set to gain, then the knob of the guitar. There, the light is sublime, super-dynamic, very successful, more Marshall (good series) that Fender (it's a shame!), Channel 2 goes from crunch to distortion in the former (we really EVH sounds, even those of the first albums), and channel 3 is medium, compressed, modern. Despite this, I've even been able to get good sounds rn'r old, yet very saturated, lowering the treble, bass and presence, forward mids.
I play this head with an aphex and a small delay in the loop, and each TS808 volume up and gain to 0 on channel 2. The 3 does not take well the TS, too compressed and already quite saturated.
Against a constant: a warm, but right and accurate, that does not forgive errors Thurs Should work his guitar! It's harder to get that crunch and distos bavouillent (and I love with my Jubilee) typed Marshall / Slash example. And yet, with a good OD (OCD fatboost etc ...) on the excellent clean channel, we find our great marshall crunch typed based on the dynamics pushing the volume of the preamp.
Channel 3 is a treat solo. The gain is huge, always very musical. I find it does not take very well the OD, but definitive, it does not need it (and yet I love add a crunch OD on a saturated or habits).
No breath in spite of the high gain.
Sounds also chamber volume, I have no complaints.

Go, a downside, the headphone output is lousy, but EVH plays often flat, so ... And I do not use it, so ...

OVERALL OPINION

No one could .. amp, typed Van Halen (we pay for and fortunately!), But not that ...

Sounds of hell, versatile, that does not copy the great of the genre, but has its own personality. I find that the ratio QP is simply excellent.
Even the speaker equipped 2x12 G12H looks to me to be a steal, with a super affordable price.

I love Van Halen, not his entire discography, especially the early albums, and my opinion is not that of a geek or fan club. I had just spotted a 50w amp (ample), 3 channels, effects loop, € 880 for nine. A cool brand, Fender, EVH signature is super cool (bin anyway ... yeah, it takes me back 20 years ago, when I started as a guitarist, finishing high school, early college, when I scratched my head for try to understand how they made a tapping or an artificial harmonic-and yes, no internet at the time-like Is not talking about love or hot for teacher), reduced size and weight (for 50W), although finished. The big brother has a great reputation and more ...

What you ask for?

I'm really happy with this amp, I hope here to read this review!

tchusse.