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Experience legendary 5150III, now loaded with a quartet of EL34 power tubes.
Experience classic EL34 tone—the sound that helped power Eddie Van Halen’s groundbreaking work on his earliest Van Halen albums—and lethal looks in the ferocious new EVH 5150IIIS EL34. The EL34 power tubes deliver smoother contours, and greater sag and saturation that evoke a more modern “British” sound, all with more sustain and versatility than ever before. Channel one boasts an even finer clear-and-compressed clean tone, while channels two and three now possess even more compression and saturation. Other features include a rear-panel Resonance control section that tailors low-frequency response for each channel and a bias testing and adjustment port that allows you to fine-tune the tubes with more ease than ever. Wrapped in an elegant gold and black EVH motif, the 5150IIIS EL34 allows you to experience classic EVH 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
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Comments about EVH 5150IIIS 100S EL34 100W Tube Guitar Head:
I have been a huge EVH fans forever. Owned real vintage plexis, and every EVH head ever made. This head really delivers. The crunch and lead channels are massive. But when you dial back the gain, you can get a great modded Marshall tone. The clean channel is what sets this amp apart from the rest. It is a pristine "Fender" type of clean with a lot of headroom. Crank the gain and you do get some dirt, but this channel, unlike the other EVH clean channels, really has the perfect balance of sparkle and depth. It is very different from the cleans of the standard EVH 50/100 watt and Stealth heads. In fact, it probably has the best cleans of any 3 channel amp out there. Even better than my Bogner XTC 20th anniversary, and that is saying a lot! This amp is the total package, from the most pristine cleans to the most roaring and thunderous distortion. What else to you need? Plus it looks cool. The black and gold really works well. This head must be played through the EVH cab for the full experience.
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