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With its smaller size and portability, the all-new EVH[reg] 5150III[reg] 50S 6L6 Head is the perfect amp for players who want Ed Van Halen's touring tone, arena volume and performance in a compact package. Three channels of road-tested sound work for any playing style - crisp cleans, chunky overdrive, tight distortion and searing leads, while newly added independent dual-concentric controls allow for gain and volume level matching.

Tweaked to meet Eddie's touring requirements, this 50-watt head delivers a full-spectrum of tone. Channel one powers crystal-clear clean tone; channel two features increased gain for greater sustain and is re-voiced for improved low-mid frequency definition; channel three also has improved range for the "low" control and oozes with increased liquid gain. Channels one and two each have dual concentric gain/volume controls, with shared EQ (low, mid, high). Channel three has its own gain, volume and EQ (low, mid, high) controls. All three channels also have global presence and global resonance controls.

The amp is also loaded with seven JJ ECC83 preamp tubes, a pair of Shuguang 6L6 power tubes, switchable output impedance (4, 8 and 16 ohms) and an adjustable bias control.

Seductively dark in black textured vinyl with a dual black EVH striped steel grille front panel, this 50-watt stealth head also comes with vintage-style "chicken head" black control knobs, red lamp jewel, dual speaker output jacks, four-button footswitch, effects loop, direct out and molded plastic handle.

Features
• 50-watt head
• Three Channels
• Channels one and two have independent dual concentric gain/volume controls
• Channel three has independent gain, volume and EQ (low, mid and high) controls
• Global presence and resonance controls for all three channels
• Selectable impedance (4, 8 or 16 ohms)
• Adjustable bias control
• Seven JJ ECC83 preamp tubes and two Shuguang 6L6 power tubes
• Dual parallel speaker output jacks, effects loop, headphone jack, line out and MIDI input
• Four-button footswitch with 1/4" input jack
• Available in Black textured vinyl featuring a dual black EVH[reg]-striped steel grille front panel

Specifications
SERIES: EVH[reg] 5150III[reg] Heads
AMPLIFIER TYPE: Tube
INPUTS: One - 1/4", MIDI (rear)
SPEAKER JACK: Two 1/4" Parallel
CHANNELS: Three - (Clean, Crunch and Lead)
CONTROLS: Channel 1: Independent Volume and Gain w/ Shared Low, Mid and High; Channel 2: Independent Volume and Gain w/ Shared Low, Mid and High; Channel 3: Independent Volume, Gain, Low, Mid and High EQ, with Global Presence and Resonance
CONTROL KNOBS: Black Chicken-Head Style Pointer
WATTAGE: 50 Watts
PREAMP TUBES: 7 x JJ ECC83 (12AX7)
POWER TUBES: 2 x Shuguang 6L6
RECTIFIER TUBES:
CABINET MATERIAL: 7-Ply 5/8" Birch Plywood
GRILLE CLOTH: Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Black EVH Striped Steel Grille
AMPLIFIER COVERING: Black Textured Vinyl
colour: Black
HANDLE: Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
JEWEL LIGHT: Red LED Jewel
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES: 4-Button EVH[reg] 1/4" Footswitch. Ch1, CH2, CH3, Effects Loop.

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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Wall St.), Manitoba
From sparkling chimey fender cleans to the most brutal of metalcore chug riffs, this thing does it all. I've yet to throw a combination of guitars/pedals at it that didn't sound just amazing. It's my desert island amp for sure.
Posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2020
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Amazing sounding amp!4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
I was very fortunate to get one of these in early May. None of the US retailers even had them yet but Long-McQuade was able to get a couple of them before anyone else. A few years back my local L&M tried to get me the full size head but there was an error in purchasing from the Fender Rep and thus, we did not get any in Canada in that first run. A few years later, these beauties were announced at Winter Namm 2020. This was exactly what I was looking for! It has all of the boxes ticked for me - smaller headshell and lighter weight for gigging, 50Watts is more than enough, 6L6 power for a smoother but more bottom-heavy tone, 3 fantastic channels, solid Fx loop, resonance control, adjustable bias setting on the back and Midi! I mean, for this price, you can't ask for much more. Upon turning on this amp and listening to it, it sounds incredible. I've had one of early EVH Vietnam built 50 watt versions (which was a disaster for reliability), an EVH 212 combo (which weighed as much as a small car!), and the larger EVH 100W EL-34 head which was awesome but huge to carry around. Each one of those amps had a certain "honk" in the mid-range which I found not as desirable. This one I can fully say does not. This amp sound amazing through each channel. The filtering is just different on the amp. The concentric volume knobs are a great update for this amp series to help balance the channels when playing live. I run this through a modified Mesa 212 recto cab with V30s and it punches like no other! Huge thanks as always to Dan McNab @ L&M Brampton for always helping me out. Best in the Biz!
Posted by Paul G on May 8, 2020
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