EVH 5150 III EL34 50w IT IS REAL

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  1. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    So it is real and it is $1099 :yesway: Also has dual concentric pots for gain and volume on channel 1/2 so no volume jump

    https://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-EVH-2253060-000-LIST

    EDIT: Since people are clearly too lazy to read the thread before they post: AMS pulled the listing after this thread was created. At the time this was posted the head was listed with an ETA of 10/15. I'm guessing they were supposed to wait for an official announcement before posting it. There was also a matching gold badged 2x12 posted as well.
     
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    Looks like its time for me to sell my 100 watt so I can get in on this sweet midi action
     
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    Uh oh, slight GAS buildup.
     
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    I am looking for a new portable amp. I will need to make a decision between Victory Kraken or this beast.
     
  5. HeHasTheJazzHands

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    I'm curious if this is going to be the stock 5153 50W with El34s or a miniaturized 5153S.

    But that's cool they added the stacked pot. Surprised they didn't revise the original 5153 50W on once the complaints starting rolling through.
     
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    That link is just taking me to the EVH product list from AMS. The 50w EL34 head is on page 2, but when you click on it you go right back to the product list?
     
  7. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Since they were the only place that had it listed I wonder if they jumped the gun putting it up... When I posted the link went to the product page and showed and ETA of 10/15
     
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    I wonder if they'll do it in a combo version?

    I'm def getting old but my 4x12s and 100 watt heads are sitting around collecting dust, gimme a nice 65 pound, 1x12 combo amp and I'm all good.

    Did you ever get to try the EL34 version of the head? They never got one in local so I haven't had a chance yet. I liked the original version of the 50 watt quite a bit but I thought it was a little cold, maybe a bit buzzy sounding, and figured the EL34 tubes would help fix that
     
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    WOW! I literally just bought the 100W EL-34 head.....cripes!

    This looks great!
    There is probably a matching 212 for it. I noticed that my local L&M had the 5150 III 212 EL34 cabinet in their listing. Will have to get them to check for the head as well.

    Was there a back panel shot of this one? Did it have Midi and a resonance control?

    Thx for posting it up Techno!
     
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    Had the midi in, and resonance knob on the back panel shot. looks epic.
     
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    Concentric pots is a huge plus :yesway: I'd be 100% sold on it if I didn't already have the previous 50w head
     
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    Same for me :(
     
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    The GAS is strong with this one...:agreed:
     
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    Uh oh. I’ve been hoping for one of these for years. I imagine a dual rig with the 5150 reg 50w to be pretty damn amazing. Glad they didn’t go too insane with the price, in due time I shall grab one of these.
     
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    Wow! Wasn't expecting them to add the dual pots, too. I need to remind myself that I've owned 3 variations of the 5153 and never got along with it entirely.

    Although
    ... I've never owned an EL34 variation....
     
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    Why do I not see it in the link?
     
  17. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Try reading the thread


     
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    Thanks for updating with a pic. Interested as well if it is more towards the original 50w sound or more like the 100s?
     
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    I already liked the 50 watt version by far the best out of all the EVH 5153s, so this one really piques my interest.

    I swore I'd never need another 5150 variant in my stable (already have a 6505 and 6505+) ...but I could really see pulling the trigger on one of these, I really could...:lol:
     
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    I have nothing against VH or Eddie himself.

    Just the fanboy "BROWN" worshipper/chasers and the whole internet culture that goes with it.

    But this amp.... this amp... :yum:
     
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