EVH 5150 III Facelift!

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by HUGH JAYNUS, Feb 10, 2017.

which looks better?

Poll closed Mar 18, 2017.
  1. all red

    6 vote(s)
    42.9%
  2. half n half

    8 vote(s)
    57.1%
  1. HUGH JAYNUS

    HUGH JAYNUS Formerly DJIMBO

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    i took my 5153 50w to my buddies house to compare to his because mine was excessively noisy, and i wanted to see if his was quieter. by the time i made it over there i had a few hours of playtime on it so i guess it had just needed a breaking in since mine was brand new.

    anyway, i noticed some differences between them.

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    his has the Fender "F" on the 5150 III badge and mine doesnt. also his stripe plate is matte black, and mine is gloss black.
    a few beers later i decided to give mine some flash. the all white got a wee bit boring.

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    in case anyone wanted to see them without the grille


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    i had ordered 12 red knobs but the seller only sent 6. ill try the others when they arrive, but i think i like it this way pretty well. maybe i will do the other knobs in black. i wanted to match Eddie's original stripe pattern with the white, red, and black.
     
  2. chopeth

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    Cool, mate, I love it. How did you paint the grill?
     
  3. HUGH JAYNUS

    HUGH JAYNUS Formerly DJIMBO

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    Took it apart and just spray painted it. The EVH logo bolts through the mesh grille. Then just comes right off.

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    Ignore the tape stripes. My original plan was to paint red over the tape and peel the tape off revealing matte black stripes behind the stripe plate like on the Stealth version. The holes in the mesh messed that up lol.

    Also anyone planning a mod, be warned. The 2 badges are held on with some foam double sided adhesive stuff thats a b1tch to remove
     
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    You sure your amp is brand new? Just asking because that Fender F on the front means it's the newer made in Mexico version (which seems to have a better reputation for workmanship) as opposed to the older made in Vietnam version.

    I would have thought any stock in shops would have moved onto the Mexican one a long time ago now.
     
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    If you take a look to the OP post, there are two different heads regarding that. Anyway, hadn't noticed that, mine has that F, thank fvck I bought it before Trump arrived :rolleyes:
     
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    looks good!
     
  7. HUGH JAYNUS

    HUGH JAYNUS Formerly DJIMBO

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    http://powerdragon-powerdragon.blogspot.com/2014/01/evh-5150-iii-50watt-mexican-vs.html

    Do you have that backwards? Mine says made in Mexico and it's without the "F". I'll have to see where my friends head is made. I found this article on it.
     
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    Hi. No, mine is just a few months old, has the Fender F on it and is made in Mexico. Everywhere i read before getting it said the new Mexican ones had the added F on it.
    Not sure why yours is without it. Maybe they released a few with the old style faceplate :scratch:
     
  9. HUGH JAYNUS

    HUGH JAYNUS Formerly DJIMBO

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    so his (with the F) is also made in Mexico. so there is no easy way to tell apparently lol
     
  10. HUGH JAYNUS

    HUGH JAYNUS Formerly DJIMBO

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    ok. got the rest of the red knobs on. which is better? all red, or half n half?

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    Half & half for the win
     
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    All red for me
     
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    All red too
     
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    1/2 &1/2

    Just like the coffee cream:agreed:
     
  15. HUGH JAYNUS

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    apparently the results are half and half too lol. i may end up leaving it all red out of sheer laziness to change it back.
     
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    Another idea, all red but volume and gain knobs in black would be cool
     
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    Looks sick either way, but I'd go half n half.
     
  19. TheWarAgainstTime

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    I've gotta say all red, and I don't even normally like red :lol:
     
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    Exact! :)
     

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