EVH 5150IIIS 100S EL34 100W Tube Guitar Head
As the name suggests, the EVH 5150IIIS 100S EL34 100W Tube Guitar Head is an amplifier designed to get you that sound that Eddie Van Halen made famous on the first few Van Halen records. This amp has three channels for extended options and they are all powered with a whopping eight JJ ECC83 tubes in the preamp section and four JJ EL34 Matched tubes in the power section, delivering 100 watts of power.
The JJ ECC83 tubes are actually 12AX7 tubes redesigned to be more rugged and reliable. The first channel is Clean, and it’s been redesigned for a better clear-and-compressed clean tone. The second channel is Rhythm, and it provides plenty of controlled tube-driven overdrive for rhythm guitar. The third channel is Lead, and it delivers a heavy distortion capable of pushing a lead out and over the mix. Each channel has its own Level, Gain, Low, Mid, High, and Presence control knobs.
The rear panel features a Resonance control section that tailors low frequency response for each channel and it also has a bias testing and adjustment port that allows you to fine-tune the tubes. The EVH 5150IIIS comes with a four-button footswitch to change channels and to toggle the effect send on and off.