"Even Satchel admits that there are more knobs on his 100-watt EVH 5150 III heads than he needs—or even knows what to do with—so usually during a show, he relies on the “red” channel and doesn’t see a huge need for any EQ because it’s all in his hands." -Premier Guitar; Rig Rundown: Steel Panther's Satchelmore
I’m now using an EVH 5150 III head live and I gotta say, this amp rules! It’s got a really sparkling clean channel, the rhythm channel is super crunchy and the lead channel fucking rips! I actually use the lead channel for both leads and rhythm riffs because I like how aggressive it sounds. When I use the rhythm channel it’s more to accentuate breaks, or on riffs that are a little more staccato to give it a tighter punch.more
"In my rig it's a 5150. Now I'm using the EVH 5150 III but before I used the 5150 II or the 5150 I. I think I've had every single one of 'em. Then I would use a Tube Screamer in front of it just to kind of push it a little harder. Really not until "Common Courtesy," I never used any pedals." - excerpt from Ultimate Guitar interview.more
"Our friends at Fender sent us the EVH 5150 III’s when they came out a few years back and we’ve been playing those ever since. They’re absolutely phenomenal amps for what we do. Our main tone is actually the middle (blue) channel because I find they give me the mids and clarity of Marshall but the bite of the old 5150’s. "more
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