NAD EVH

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by Walter W., Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Walter W.

    Walter W. Well-Known Member

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    Got this EVH 5150 50w from Guitar Center's Used Gear site for a little less than 700 after taxes and shipping. Its an older version but seems to be in excellent condition. Have not had a lot of time to play with it but have definitely noticed that it has a pretty good sounding clean channel, and ch.3 sounds good too. Haven't messed with the blue channel (ch.2) much but will soon, I hear a lot of people talking about the blue channel.

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  2. Werecow

    Werecow SS.org Regular

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    Try sticking a boost on the Blue Channel. It's what everyone raves about. I love that for playing old Metallica Ride the Lightning era stuff.
     
  3. Walter W.

    Walter W. Well-Known Member

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    I will definitely try that
     
  4. sleewell

    sleewell SS.org Regular

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    i have one too. i freaking love that amp. congrats!!! HNAD!
     
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    sevenfoxes SS.org Regular

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    Great amp. Congrats!

    Try putting a 5751 in v1 for more usable gain.
     
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  6. TheWarAgainstTime

    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    I've got the same version and I really like it :metal:
     
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    Deadpool_25 SS.org Regular

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    Happy NAD. I had one just like that and it was an excellent amp. The only thing that made me sell it was the big volume jump when going from channel 1 to 2. They fixed that in the newer models by adding concentric volume/gain pots. They will do that mod for you at an authorized repair center though so keep that in mind.

    And I hope this one works out well for you. @glytch5 had huge issues with is 5153. :(
     
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  8. thrashinbatman

    thrashinbatman SS.org Regular

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    GASing pretty hard for one of these guys. I've always resisted the 5150s as I felt they were overused, but fuck if they aren't overused for a reason. Awesome get!
     
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  9. sleewell

    sleewell SS.org Regular

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    i solve the vol jump by using my helix for cleans and the blue and red channels for dirt.



    yeah i was in the same boat. never really played a 5150 but always was looking for something "better" that was more expensive. then i randomly got a 5153 for dirt cheap on ebay and fell in love. they are industry standard and used a ton for a reason. really sweet amps.
     
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  10. glytch5

    glytch5 Necron Overlord

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    huuuuge issues haha
     
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  11. maliciousteve

    maliciousteve Contributor

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    What's the difference between the old and new versions? I may be getting one in a trade and has a mod to solve the volume drop issue anyways
     
  12. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Old one: Ch3 of the full-sized ead
    New one: Ch1 and ch2.
     

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