"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
"This 5150 III is, it's incredible. It amp sounds so killer. So, it's not like one of those things where, you know, with some endorsements, it's like, you'll maybe (...) work with certain companies and you may think they're pretty good, maybe good enough because you (...) want to work with somebody that'll endorse you and kinda promote you and all that. But with this, it's like, this is such an amazing amp and it's not like you have to pretend to think that it's amazing because it just *is* amazing. I mean, it's incredible, it's just the best amp out there right now that I can think of. You know what I mean? Maybe there's a better amp. I haven't heard it. I don't need to hear it 'cause I have this one and I'm completely happy with it."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
Power: 100 watts RMS Tubes: eight 12AX7 (preamp); four 6L6 Three channels Controls: Gain, 3-band EQ, volume, presence Covering: Textured vinyl covering (black or ivory), EVH striped metal grille Dimensions: 10.25" (26 cm) x 29.75" (75.5 cm) x 11.5" (29.3 cm) Weight: 55 lbs. (25 kg) Four-button footswitch includedmore
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