EVH 5150III 50W 6L6 Tube Guitar Amp Head
The EVH 5150 III 50-Watt EL34 head is the smaller version of its 100 watt big brother. This smaller, more compact amplifier, has many of the same features, and the same tube-driven sound as the bigger model, at half the price. This 50 watt amp uses seven JJ ECC83/12AX7 tubes in the preamp and effects loop section and two JJ EL34 tubes in the power section. The EVH 5150 III features a three-channel design that features a “small box,” compact control knob design. Each channel has its own Volume and Gain control, Channels 1 and 2 feature stacked concentric Volume and Gain controls. Channels 1 and 2 both share Low, Mid, and High EQ controls, Channel 3 has its own EQ controls. All three channels share a Presence control for high frequency, shelving EQ and Resonance controls for low frequency shaping. Channel 1 provides British-flavored clean tones with plenty of headroom. Channel 2 delivers crunch and distortion tones similar to Eddie Van Halen’s legendary Marshall Super Lead. Channel 3 is a heavy distortion for modern Metal tones and leads.
The amp also features a 1/4 inch headphone jack for bedroom practice and a MIDI input jack. There is also a four-switch foot controller that allows users to select individual channels and the effects loop.