The EVH 5150 III Owners Thread

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  1. hvdh

    hvdh SS.org Regular

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    I can confirm form my own experience and others the hum and the sound with volume on 0. There is indeed some leakage form the pre to the power amp. More over when you use your loop with lower volumes you add an extra signal and phasing kicks in. On normal or loud volumes there is no problem. Not with the hum or with the leakage.

    To avoid this phasing problem on late night lower volumes I made a external master volume combined with my MS-50G and BE-OD and plug this in the returns of the loop. This way I avoid the pre amp leakage and also have a clean channel.

    Tried the LBXII and decided to keep the original because of the outstanding blue and red channels. Liked the dual concentric chickeheads. maybe I need a mod ;-)
     
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    Just tested it. NOPE.

    When you plug the jack in with the cable connected to the 50w footswitch the channel switches to red on the LBX and stays watever button you hit on the 50 footswitch.
     
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    Speaking of modding....

    Are there any modding specialists in Europe or better in Germany/Netherlands/Belgium who can do the gain and master mod on the 50 Watter with dual concentric pots? Same question for the LBX.

    Help or direction appriciated!
     
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    Thanks for your answer, but you got me worried about the hum thing. I bought a lbx II and don't have time to try until tomorrow night. If that hum is constant at low volume levels I'm going to have to send it back, can't stand that.

    Good luck with this!
     
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    No need to worry bout the hum. Its not that loud and you can only hear it at very low volumes and do not forget....it is a tube amp. I really like the LBX and so does his bigger brother the 50 Watter
     
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    You can always inform with Geert at Www.n-e-l.be? ;)
     
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    No problem, I am anxious to try the new little brother here, I hope to come back soon to confirm the hum isn't bothering me.

    [​IMG]
     
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    TOP!
    Mucho thanks and appriciation!
     
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    Yes mine does that as well. Well it used to anyway. Since I added a second Decimator and linked them it no longer hums. :agreed:
     
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    Left the mesa camp today, joining the EVH club.

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    Blytheryn Musical Adam West

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    No way!!! That thing looks so nice!:bowdown:
     
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    So I've been looking into getting a 50w head and I noticed that they're no longer listed on the EVH site. Possibly ditching that model?
     
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    whats the chances an old Line 6 Pod X3Live going direct to a PA, can compete with a 2nd guitarist slaying one of these EVH5150's into a 4x12?
     
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    I don't think they discontinued the current 50w but yeah the EL34 50w is coming out this summer :yesway:

    Still debating if I want to get another 100w EL34 or wait for the 50w :lol:
     
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    Stage volume is going to be your biggest problem. I'd recommend buying a cheap tube poweramp and a 2x12 or 4x12 cab to get some thump onstage. Then just dial in a lot mids and you should be fine.
     
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    thats exactly what I was thinking. I own a 2x12 already but havent been able to use it in years through lack of power amp.
    Sometimes I wish I didnt sell my Laney IRT 120 watt head so I could have used that as the tube poweramp. BUT it directly help fund my Kemper purchase so I cant be too annoyed haha.

    Im eyeing up an 170 watt poweramp atm. Its SS but seems very intriguing. The Seymour Duncan one. We are not running in ears just yet either so i will defo need good stage monitoring. I hate wedges

    EDIT: What would be a cheap tube poweramp?
     
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    My feelings exactly :D
     
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    They responded that they have no experience with modding the EVH series of amps. Furthermore they advice NOT to modify these amps because of the contrution and used PCB board.

    Thanks anyway for your tip!
     

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