EVH 5150 III EL34 50w IT IS REAL

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  1. MetalThrasher

    MetalThrasher Thrash & Burn

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    Please report back on how it sounds through the Orange cab! I'm so close to getting this with the matching cab but if it sounds good through your Orange cab then that means I don't have to buy another cab :)! How does the blue channel do boosted for thrash metal in your opinion?
     
  2. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    If it is anything like every other 5153 including the 100w EL34 it will sound better through a Greenback variant than V30s :2c: I ran the 100w through an Orange 2x12 loaded with Scumback M75s and it sounded killer. I also tried it through a Mesa and Friedman 2x12 both loaded with V30s.
     
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    :shrug:All I have is v30 loaded cabs. I should pick up something with another type just for shits and giggles.
     
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    I used the original 100w with a Marshall 1960BV and it sounded great, but to my ears there is no better pairing than the EVH cabs. They just sound amazing with the 5153.
     
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    I've never seen the EVH cabs in person, are they built well? They use G12Hs I think.
     
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    They’re excellent. Way lower wattage too. So I was skeptical, but they sound really damn good.
    G12EVH speakers, because Eddie brands everything.
     
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    Price isn't horrible either, may have to take the plunge.
     
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    You can snag them used really damn cheap. Strongly recommended.
     
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    aneurysm Type o´Negative

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    JD27, would you say the EL34 has a more raw, edgy Tone to it compared to the 6L6 Version ?
     
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    I got to try the EL-34 100 version last week head to head with the 50 Watt 6L6 one. Much to my surprise I dug the 6L6 version a lot more and I am typically a 34 user over 6L6's historically. Gas over on that one....
     
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    Try a low gain tube in v4 to tame the red channel so you can open it up more. My 50w sounded thin cause my gain was at 9 o'clock or less. I now have a Mesa OS straight/slant cab so I would probably not enjoy one like I did before with my Legend/Swamp loaded cab I sold. I still have a 2x12 with Legends. I should pull the top 2 v30's and swap the Legends in the Mesa cab.
     
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    Got mine last night. Only had a few minutes to play it and so far I do like what it's got going on. Hopefully over the weekend I get some time to really sit down and put it through its paces.

    [​IMG]
     
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    If this ends up like the Invective thread with 50+ pages and no soundbits I'm gonna report you guys to the police for mental abuse.
     
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    We have to wait for someone to receive a fully working Invective first :D
     
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    What speakers do you have in that Vader cab? I actually broke down and ordered a matching cab for mine.
     
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    The original Eminence Legends that were custom tweaked to Vader's specs.
     
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    Interested to see how this EVH cab sounds compared to my v30 loaded Mesa and Orange. So far I like the Orange better with it, but not really a surprise, that Mesa cab only seems to sound good with the Mesa heads I’ve owned.
     
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    Oh please report back on how that sounds with the Vader Legends! I'm close to ordering that amp and my cab has the GFlex Legends which sound a bit close to the Vader legends. I'm curious if it will retain that snarling high mids compared to the EVH 212.
     
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    Okay so I actually recorded some mic'd clips. Just some random chuggies and whatnot. I'm so progressive, I don't even know how to play the same thing twice. Both clips are the red channel.

    Mesa 4x12 (V30):
    https://soundcloud.com/jinguskhan/5153el34-mesa4x12

    Vader 2x12 (Legends):
    https://soundcloud.com/jinguskhan/5153el34-vader2x12

    The amps red channel is great, but I hate the blue channel. It sucks. It's too wooly and gurgly and I just don't know what's going on with the low mids. I don't remember my original 5153 50 watt blue channel being so hard to tweak like this. The green channel's pretty good, though it's pretty vanilla just waiting to have some reverb or something added. Nothing spectacular in my opinion.

    I'm still messing with the amp and not 100% sold on keeping it around yet, but it does the straight high gain metal thing wonderfully.
     
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    That Vader sounds much better. The blue channel needs a boost, did you use one?
     

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