The EVH 5150 III Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by Brody, May 23, 2013.

  1. TheShreddinHand

    TheShreddinHand Uber Stringer

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    Can't answer your question, but welcome and hopefully you don't wake the baby with that thing!
     
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    ThunderMoose SS.org Regular

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    Thank you for the warm welcome.
    I found a good deal on the cab, just before the baby arrived.
    There was no way I could justify buying such a monstrosity with a newborn i the house, so I hurried up and got it set up a few weeks ahead of time. ;-)
     
  3. teqnick

    teqnick The only person that liked the new Faceless album

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    I was finally able to play a 5153 el34 50w today, and holy shit. Such a different beast compared to the 6l6 50, and the 6l6 100w. I feel like i'm grinding up baby bones and slamming the bodies of their parents through the earth. Bravo EVH, bravo.
     
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    So, I have an EVH 5153, and I was wondering what settings on the blue chan/red chan i should set it as to get a sort of power metaly sound ala blind guardian, edguy, hammerfall, etc
    and also to get a super heavy Carcass-y type feel.
    I am rocking a caparison with the default pickups it's a Tat-II Dark Night, a ESP-Arrow with EMG's and a Caparison Chris Amott with the Air Norton -S Velvet and the Liquidfire, I have had a little issue dialing in that warm but high squealy 80s power tone. Any help? Thanks.
     
  5. karjim

    karjim Set the World Afire

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    well for 80s heavy tones, I ve always found that the blue channel with an od did a pretty job. Gain at 5 ,the 666 settings and presence pretry high, depends on the guitar and the cab
     
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    Ugh think you just convinced me to trade in my 100 watt 6L6 lol
     
  7. teqnick

    teqnick The only person that liked the new Faceless album

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    Different beast for sure. I thoroughly enjoyed the 6l6 each time I played it, but the el34-50 gave me a different experience altogether. Awesome feel, nice and open sounding. Not too prominent in the upper mids either. I'm playing through an oversized emperor 2x12 with weber speakers fwiw
     
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    Looking for Concentric knobs for my modded 5150 III. Also looking for extra striped grill .My thought was to paint the striped EVH style, and put BS/Tyco style concentric knobs to make this look better.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Anybody know where to get the extra striped grill?
    And will the Fender Bass knobs work as I think the knob insert diameter is a .4 vs a .6. I may need an adapter but I'm not sure about the existing modded concentric knobs diameter.

    Would like to put the Red knob on the pre gain knob, and the XXL Tyco knob on the post Gain knob. Would this be sacrilege?


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  9. rexbinary

    rexbinary MOD King

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  11. FILTHnFEAR

    FILTHnFEAR Dread it, run from it....

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    Bit of a necro, bit I didn't want to start a new thread, so I'm posting here.

    There is a 2.0 5153 that comes with the concentric knobs already installed from the factory. Do the EL34 versions have the concentric mods already installed as well?

    If yes, what is the easiest way to know if one I'm looking at is the 2.0?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  12. The906

    The906 lifetime novice Contributor

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    My understanding is that the "2.0" ARE the concentrics for the 50W.
    The EL34 50W was introduced the same time as the "2.0" and they've only ever had the concentrics.
     
  13. FILTHnFEAR

    FILTHnFEAR Dread it, run from it....

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    What is the easiest way to determine if one is a 2.0? They don't say 2.0 anywhere on them do they?

    I'm wanting to pick one up soon and GC has a ton, but I don't know how to tell what's what and I don't want to end up with an older model without the mod.

    Any help guys?

    Also, I think I'd prefer the 100 watt 5153 but why don't they have midi like the 50's?
     
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    If it has concentric pots, it's a "2.0". Just look at the front panel if you're out to buy one.
    The EL84 came with concentric pots right away as @The906 correctly stated.
    (Both statements are true, assuming you're looking at the 50W)
     
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    if it has the good knobs its a 2.0.

    And I have a 100 watt, I'd kill for it to have MIDI then it would be super epically integrated with my Helix, but alas no dice.
     
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    FILTHnFEAR Dread it, run from it....

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    Ok, I see what you are talking about now. I didn't really understand what a concentric knob actually was or what it looks like. Haha.

    Thanks guys!

    Still kinda torn on whether to get the 6l6 or the el34 version, though. Never owned a 6l6 before.
     
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    Also the 2.0 will have a badge that reads "5150 III 50w 6L6". The "6L6" part is new on the 2.0 models only.

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  18. Dineley

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    co-centric means its like two knobs one one pot
    I would go 6L6 nicer cleans and blue channel has a decent marshall like character too it anyways
     
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    I agree with going with the 6L6. Lots of people think they dropped the ball with the Blue channel on the EL34 50w.
     
  20. The906

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    I may have missed this particular post somewhere but has anyone gone guitar-Amptweaker TM-FX Return on a 5153? Just curious if its good idea with that combination or if other considerations need to be made.
     
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