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EVH 5150III 15W Lunchbox Tube Guitar Amp Head   

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A mighty sonic force to be reckoned with, the EVH 5150III 15W LBX is an easy-to-carry "lunchbox" guitar amp head but don™t let its diminutive size fo...Read More

Available 12-15-2016

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Small in size, but built to thrill with seven tubes.

A mighty sonic force to be reckoned with, the EVH 5150III 15W LBX is an easy-to-carry "lunchbox" guitar amp head but don™t let its diminutive size fool you; it's packed to the gills with searing tone. Armed with five ECC83S (12AX7) and two EL84 tubes for incredible high gain sound, it performs like an arena-filling champ. Two flexible channels, the famous EVH Blue "Crunch" and Red "Full Burn," combine with the familiar low/mid/high/presence tone controls and 1/4 power switch so you can easily dial-in your own roaring Variac-less "brown" sound. Dial up a tasty crunch for rhythm work and then when it' time for a face-melting solo, stomp on the included footswitch to call up an intense lead tone with tons of singing sustain. For colossal tone and serious crunch in a compact package, look no further than the EVH 5150III 15W LBX.

FEATURES
  • Amplifier Type: Tube
  • Power Output: 15W (Full Power) - 4W (1/4 power switch)
  • Speaker Jacks: 1 - 1/4" Output
  • Preamp Tubes: 5 - JJ EECC83S
  • Power Tubes: 2 - JJ EL84 (Matched Duet)
  • Inputs: One 1/4"
  • Channels: Two - Crunch / Full Burn
  • Controls: Gain, Low, Mid, High, Volume, Presence, Rear Resonance
  • Effects Loop: 1/4" Effects Send and Return Jacks
  • Cabinet Material: Black Powder Coated Steel
  • Handle: Vinyl with Metal Insert and Black End Caps
  • Knobs: Ivory Chicken-Head
  • Amp Jewel: Red
  • Footswitch: Single Button Included - Selects Channel (Overrides Front Panel Select)
  • Dimensions
  • Height: 7.0" (17.8 cm)
  • Width: 12.75" (32.5 cm)
  • Depth: 6.25" (15.9 cm)
  • Weight: 15 lb.
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EVH5150III 15W Lunchbox Tube Guitar Amp Head
 
4.3

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4.0

Great High Gain Sound

By Ronbo

from Tucson, AZ

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Performances

Comments about EVH 5150III 15W Lunchbox Tube Guitar Amp Head:

If you want a high gain head, this one is for you. If you want to play anything clean, look elsewhere. It is VERY loud, very cool looking and it would be a great addition to your collection of tube amps. If you are in a band that ever plays Beatle or Eagle songs, you'll need to plug in elsewhere. I assume many guitarists never play clean, and this amp will be outstanding for you. I could not turn the volume past 12 o'clock. It is so loud. I was powering a 4 X 12 with V30's. With the gain at 12 o'clock, the sustain and singing tones are awesome. Turn the gain up to 10 and it still sounds great, just slightly longer sustain. I love the head, but it is only a high gain or crunch head.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Flexible and neat

By Zwee Di Dah

from Pert near the Grand Canyon

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Comments about EVH 5150III 15W Lunchbox Tube Guitar Amp Head:

EVH 5150III 15w Tube Head
Blue Channel – Sounds great with plenty o' grit. See below on how I moded this channel to get a clean-to-dirty blues sound.
Red Channel – Gnarly distortion and saturation.
Groove Tubes – This amp came with Groove Tubes. Fender bought the company in the late 2000's. Orange ink changes color (reminiscent of chocolate milk) after extreme heat/playing extra loud and can serve as a gauge for tube replacement.
Speaker out – Takes 16, 8, or 4 ohm cabs. Use a suitable manufactured cab or wire your own custom cab. At present I'm using two different models of Celestion that operate in slightly different parts of the frequency spectrum. The rig produces outstanding tone/volume/distortion/harmonics.
Tone controls (Bass/Middle/Treble) – Straightforward bright or dark as desired.
Resonance and Presence – Supplied a lot of depth to the sound field. A top feature.
Master volume – Tremendous tone at lower levels, excellent for low volume practice.
Power level – 15w one side, 4w other side. The 4w setting will generally make the power tubes last longer.
Pre-amp tubes – 4 12AX7's for gain and I'm guessing the no. 5 12AX7 is the phase inverter for the power tubes. I have some old 12AT7's and have been experimenting with these in the V1 and V2 sockets. They tune the Blue channel from glassy clean to many shades of break-up. I always like to tweak my equipment to get a particular sound, e.g. Texas blues, and this amp allows me to do that.
Effects loop – This feature works but adds a little hiss. Ran lines to mixer with effects inserted there, ground lift on amp, no hiss but changed tone.
Summary – String response from high E to low E stays balanced and powerful. Price point perfect for sound quality, rugged construction, and flexibility.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gig Worthy

By Stratocasterscott

from Reno

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about EVH 5150III 15W Lunchbox Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    As a gigging guitarist I'm always looking for a way to bring less & lighter gear to a gig. I own a 5150 50 watt head and never use the green channel. So when I saw this it was a no brainer, all the same tones, less weight and most of the features (effects loop, foot switch)
    As any gigging musician knows, amps are mic'd thru the PA, so you can be as loud as anyone.
    With that said I run this thru a old Marshall 1-12 cab loaded with a EVM 12
    It's more than loud enough on it's own, don't under estimate 15 watts of tube power.

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