EVH Stealth VS 50w

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  1. sevenfoxes

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    I currently have the EVH 5150iii 50w (6l6 version). I love it, but there is a Stealth locally for sale. I'm just wondering what the main tonal differences are between these two amps. How are the cleans on the Stealth in comparison? Also, how good does the Stealth sound at bedroom volumes? Thanks!
     
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    I've not played one, but i've read in several places that the stealth's blue channel is a bit boring compared to the 50watt, in that it isn't voiced so differently like the 50w's blue channel is. It feels much more close to the red channel.

    If that is true i know i'd rather keep my 50w if i had the chance to swap. I love having the full red channel and then the more hotrodded marshall feeling blue channel as well.
     
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    The stealth will sound darker than your 50w. It has this heft in the low mids. And it is loud.
     
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    Thanks guys
     
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    I preferred the Stealth over the 50 watt. A little more gain, MUCH more aggressive voice on channels 2 and 3. I always found most of these EVHs to sound sorta tame when compared to the Peaveys, but the Stealth has a lot more of that Peavey aggression that I find these amps typically lack. Also, 100 watts vs 50 watts will have a bigger, more filling sound.
     
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    Awesome! Happy to hear that! I'm gonna test drive the Stealth in a few minutes. I'll report back.
     
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    They need a 50W stealth version.
     
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    Alright, I played the Stealth. Wow! This thing is a damn beast! With the 50 watt, I feel like I've been keeping a house spider as a pet. The Stealth? It's a Black Widow! Ok, dumb analogy, but seriously? The Stealth is the 50w on steroids. There is a serious oomph and responsiveness to it that the 50w lacks. The only thing the 50w has over the Stealth is the cean channel. It's just an all around better tone. The clean on the Stealth is definitely useable though. Needless to say, I bought it! The seller only wanted 1k for it, and It's in perfect condition! How could I turn It down?
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    Glad you like it. How is the blue channel compared to the 50w? Curious about what i've read about it before.
     
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    Wow. That's a good price for the Stealth 100! Happy NAD!
     
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    The blue is actually very, very similar. The biggest difference is that the Stealth's blue is a bit meatier/thicker. The resonance knob seems to be more effective. Honestly though? I notice more of a difference between the red channels.
     
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    damn I always forget how sexy the stealth is, I have 100 watt regular, stealth always tempts me so hard though
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    I’ll buy it off you for $1001
     
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    It's a deal! Shipping is another 1k though. ;)
     
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    Btw, does anyone know the production number on these amps?
     
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    I've ordered a brand new Stealth now, based partly what's been said in this thread haha :)

    A meatier, thicker, darker version sounds like a good compliment to my 50w.

    What is your view on the red channel of the Stealth now?
     
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    Epic score, congrats :yesway:

    They're still in production... so constantly going up :lol:
     
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    Thank you!

    I was under the impression that they only made so many of the 6l6 amps, hence the "limited edition" and "special run" catch phrases associated with the retail listings. Just buzzwords, I guess?
     
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    I do remember that initial run was “special/limited”
    But then they kept cranking them out
     
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