The EVH 5150 III Owners Thread

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  1. TheWarAgainstTime

    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    Not gonna lie, before I went to a midi switching system and didn't need the EVH footswitch, my solo sound was the blue channel with the FX loop on because blue and purple lights :mf666: it just happened to also sound awesome, too, so win-win :cool:
     
  2. Tuco Borborygmus

    Tuco Borborygmus I don't read posts!!

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    Treble & Pres maxxed??? Woah!!!!!
     
  3. Tuco Borborygmus

    Tuco Borborygmus I don't read posts!!

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    Fair comments :lol:
     
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    Metaldestroyerdennis Heavens Football Bat

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    I did that AND maxed the gain for the In Flames sound. The suburban, that is me...
     
  5. Tuco Borborygmus

    Tuco Borborygmus I don't read posts!!

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    Damn man! You just gave me a nosebleed!!!
     
  6. Wickedout2014

    Wickedout2014 SS.org Regular

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    The green channel with the gain up all the way is amazing. I love it actually. I have my low, mid, and high set all at noon. Gives out a good tone. Volume set like at 2 for bedroom volumes. Just my .02 cents.
     
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    Insinfier SS.org Regular

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    I will try this tonight.
     
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    Wickedout2014 SS.org Regular

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    But you can set the EQ to whatever you'd like. That's just where I set mine.
     
  9. TheWarAgainstTime

    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    I haven't tried the green channel with the gain way up for crunch sounds, but I get a pretty good clean sound with the gain around 3-3.5, bass and highs at 5, mids at 4, and presence at 5 or 6. I use a compressor up front, so that probably helps a fair bit haha

    Actually, those settings work as a good compromise for the blue and green channel. Good cleans and a good crunch sound from the blue channel, though I normally prefer more mids and gain for that.
     
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    Wickedout2014 SS.org Regular

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    I tend to leave right there for the blue channel. I love the tone. It's mean sounding. The red channel I don't really even use. I love my blue channel the best. Here's a picture of my amp settings. I mean everyone has their settings different then mine. But this is what I like. Just want to share. :metal:
     

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    op1e Spirit Taker

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    Hooked on the Blue channel myself lately. I keep the gain low so my cleans are clean but boost it with a Sparkle Drive outta my 1101. Very Marshally, the Rat works well in front too.
     
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    atticus1088 SS.org Regular

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    Pic of my home "oreo" rig. Can't be happier with the tones I'm getting.
     

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  13. UnattendedGolfcart

    UnattendedGolfcart SSO's Fat Mac

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    I can finally join this thread!
    I love this amp so far even though I've only had it a day. Got a Mesa cab with it, it sounds sick. Here's my rig:
     

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    Wickedout2014 SS.org Regular

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    Welcome to the game man! Enjoy it! EVH amps are so bad ass! :metal:
     
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    Well was just about to toss in the hat and return the 5150 iii 50 watt for a Marshall DSL100 and cabinet. Just couldn't find my tone. Then I got on some reviews and videos and did some recommended settings. Also moved the amp to another part of the room. Now I have it and have found my sweet spots on the blue and red channels using my Les Paul. Sounds great. Now its a keeper:)
     
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    were talking low low volume. I have been digging gain at 4, bass at 4, mids at 4-5, and treble and presence to taste depending on the volume.
     
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    [​IMG]falling back in love with mine, retiring the axe fx 2 for live use for a while. just built a new board to go with this. The Evh with my custom Atlas Cabinets OS 4x12
     
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    Uno Mas Greets With Fire

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    Did my first gig with my 50 watt and an Orange cabinet. The blue channel sounded really great on the couple of rock songs we play. This was my first time using a tube amp for a gig, I was very pleased with the outcome. I am relatively new to performing live and had my first gig hazard, the bass player spilled a beer on a shelf above my 5150. Luckily it all stayed on the tolex. I think my head and cabinet are starting to break in, I have noticed a marked improvement in the tone. I have removed the TS9 from my chain and have moved solely to using the orange cab. I am so pleased with my setup that I have played for several hours today.
     
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    Hey bud! :) love that atlas cab.
     
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    Nolan! whats up man? I remember you admiring it. Hopefully you guys come back to IL soon, I'll be there for sure/ we should play together again.
     

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