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EVH Eddie Van Halen 5150 III 50W Guitar Amplifier Head

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Product Description

The EVH Eddie Van Halen 5150 III 50W Guitar Amplifier Head is the little brother to the monstrous 100 watt 5150 III head and packs many of the same features, powerful tone, and supreme versatility! The 50 watt 5150 III’s smaller size and portability make it a perfect amp for players who want arena volume, tone and performance in a compact package. This all tube amp is the perfect match with any of the EVH 1x12, 2x12 and 4x12 cabinets.

The 5150 III 50W is a three-channel amp; channels one and two share EQ, with gain, low, mid, high and volume controls; channel three has gain, low, mid, high, volume and master presence and resonance controls. A selectable impedance (4, 8 or 16 ohms) switch, dual parallel speaker output jacks, effects loop, headphone jack, line out and black hardware make the EVH 5150 III the perfect fit on any stage, studio or garage.

EVH Eddie Van Halen 5150 III 50W Guitar Amplifier Head Features

  • Included 4-button footswitch with 1/4 inch cable input with ultra fast switching
  • MIDI input that can be used to control channels and effects loop with virtually any MIDI device
  • Includes a 3 foot heavy duty speaker cable
  • Black EVH-striped grill

Product Specifications
EVH Eddie Van Halen 5150 III 50W Guitar Amplifier Head Specifications
  • Wattage: 50 watt
  • Preamp Tubes: 7 x JJ ECC83 (12AX7)
  • Power Tubes: 2 x JJ 6L6
  • Footswitch: 4-Button Footswitch Included
  • Effects Loop: Yes
  • Inputs: Front Panel Instrument 1/4 inch Mono Jack (Insert)
  • Headphone Jack: 1/4 inch Stereo Jack
  • Line Out: Line Out Jack
  • Extension Speaker Jack: 2 Parallel Speaker Output Jacks
  • Channels: 3, Channel 1 and 2 Share EQ
  • Controls: Master Presence, Channel 1 and 2: Gain, Low, Mid, High, Volume; Channel 3: Gain, Low, Mid, High, Volume, Master Resonance Control (rear panel)
  • Hardware: Black
  • Cabinet Material: Plywood
  • Pilot Light Jewel: Red LED Jewel
  • Handle: Black Strap
  • Front Panel: Black EVH Striped Steel
  • Cover/Grill Cloth: Black or Ivory Textured Vinyl Covering with Black EVH Striped Steel Grille
  • Input Impedance: >1M ohms
  • Output Impedance: 4, 8 or 16 ohms (Selectable)
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 12 x 20 x 8.5 inches
  • Weight: 35 lbs. (15.9 kg)
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  (480) 596-7195 Warranty:  Guitars: Limited Lifetime; Amps: 5-year, transferrable.
D-Tuna: Call 732-918-7001
Lee Submitted: 12/16/2017
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Well worth the money
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What is your opinion of this product?
Great amp head for the price!! Channels 1 and 2 sound nice and full. Great thick tone. Channel 3 is not bad either. Amp is light amd compact. Powerfull and loud. Im using through a 4X12 Marshall cab with V30’s.
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Laton Powers Submitted: 12/14/2017
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Amazing Amp
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The clean channel is simply amazing. And the gain channels are awesome. The sound is perfect.
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elric phares Submitted: 10/27/2017
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Mixed Feelimng
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I have owned this head for short time, but my feelings are a mixed bag. The Good: The Blue channel is good for hard rock, but not metal and the clean channel IMO is weak and you have to turn the gain up so far to hear it it's not a real clean channel anymore. Red channel is great for hard rock and metal and to me the best channel for my style. The head is very light and easy to travel with. Tone control is located on the front of the amp. The Bad, power and standby are located on the back of the head making it hard to access them especially in low light. Green channel is not a true clean channel. The Ugly - Not really super versatile as it does not have a great clean channel AND IS MAINLY JUST FOR HARD ROCK AND METAL. I played this amp so long my ears were ringing, no joke with the volume on 3, and any louder it may have killed me, but for those wanting a metal amp that can double in the hard rock zone this amp is hard to beat. It took me a few hours to find my tone.
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Mike Submitted: 8/22/2017
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NOT FOR ME
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No good tone at any lower volume. Sounded like it was being played in a tin can. Just could not dial in a tone I liked to fit brutal metal sound! Sadly this amp is nothing but a result of HUGE ego of who it is named after! How loud an amp is for me is never a reason to why I will buy any amp! The clean was weak at best and the red channel was nothing special compared to many of other amps that I have played that costed much less!!
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Andrew Jones Submitted: 8/19/2017
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This thing is awesome !
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First of all let me say that "built like a tank" is pretty much the correct phrase of choice. It's solid as a boulder! I got the Ivory Tolex, and it's purrrty!! Playing through a Marshall MA 4x12 cabinet with Eminence AX75's it sounds great from really low volume to cranked. I will end up getting the EVH 2x12 cab in Ivory as well for portability. Second of all going back to the low volume tone this head can do it without a tube screamer or loading it up with a stomp box to get searing distortion on channel 3, and thump your chest brown sound on channel two. No distinguishing volume drop on channel 1 either, and I can roll the volume back on my guitar to get a nice tone shift on all three channels. What I'm driving at is that the EVH 5150 iii 50w head is an awesome amp for the money! I've played Marshalls for about as long as I've played, period, around 25 years or so, and I can say this thing does all! I need and more!
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Craig Submitted: 1/29/2017
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Flatline Dynamics
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This amp has plenty of power. The problem is there is no open air dynamics to this amp. Distortion is plenty as channel 2 and 3. I couldn't push the gain past 2, and if I did push the gain past 2, it sounded very linear and flat lined. I was playing this head through a Marshall 4x12 cab. Channel 3 is where the amp start to open up, but the gain is so powerful the amp only lends itself to one genre of music. Many people love this this amp; but being a Marshall guy for many years, the amp loses its open air Marshall feel and vibe. This is mainly a metal amp. Do not let the hype fool you that you can get a Fender Twin or a Marshall sound out of this amp. It has too much gain and is one dimensional. I ended up with a Marshall again, and I'm in heaven.
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David Brown, drbrown@gci.net Submitted: 12/10/2016
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More than I expected
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I was thoroughly surprised by how quickly I was able to get a good overdriven sound and how usable the gain is on all channels. The sound is very articulate with great bottom. Highs are not harsh. The tone is not fizzy or thin. Very versatile amp. Love the sound!
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Andrew W K Submitted: 5/5/2016
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Throw away your distortion pedals
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I was both surprised and amazed at how fast this amp arrived to my house, after ordering it online, next day delivery. Only given it four stars because the volume difference between Channel 1 and channel 2. I use a fender 65 Reverb for my clean sound and switch back to the EVH 5150 on an A/B switch. I would have given this and a 4.5 star. If you're looking at purchasing this and then you probably know much other its capabilities so I won't go into much detail other than to say it's a great, fantastic & awesome head. When played through a stereo cabinet makes it sound even sweeter. The preamp tubes scream. Don't buy this amp, because I want to be the one with the baddest dance around.
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Doc Montana Submitted: 3/16/2016
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Professional Rock Guitarist Amp Head
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This is the second EVH amp I have bought and got the head and the 1x12 bottom for portability. These amps are loud with great crunch, blues breakup, metal, whatever. I would again have to say these amps are built for the working rock/blues/metal guitarist. Even with the EVH 1x12 cabinet you could play anywhere from small clubs to big clubs..or mic it for big shows. All I can say is these EVH amps are bad A$$ !!!!
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Marco Z Submitted: 8/20/2015
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Way better than expected
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I purchased this amp on a whim through watching random videos without having previously played the amp and I was blown away once it actually got here. In all the videos I watched the amp sounded a little thin but the tone seemed decent. Once I got to play it for myself I quickly noticed that it does have a tendency to sound thin but if I leave the presence knob set at or below 3 that it got rid of the problem. I also didn't really notice the huge volume jump in between channel 1 and 2 but I definitely wish that it did have a separate volume knob. All the reviews stating that the blue channel sounded like a hot rodded Marshall were actually correct for once! I've only tinkered around on the red channel a little bit but I've noticed that it does sound a little more compressed and has a ridiculous amount of gain even with the knob set at around 3. All in all this amp is somewhat of a bargain for what you get and its nice that it is lightweight and compact so it doesn't kill my back.
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