Grimes discusses her studio in an interview given to Future Music magazine (issue 298). Although the current source URL links to a copy of the original article, most of the same interview, with more pictures included, can be found in musicradar.com's version of the same interview (http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/in-pictures-grimes-hollywood-studio-630125). Many pieces of equipment and software are either discussed or photographed, including the EVH 5150 III 50-watt white amplifier, which is clearly shown in at least three pictures.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
If you're looking for a nice high gain amp, this is your amp. Channel 3 provides one of the most agressive and tight high gain tones I have heard. Obviously, there are other amps at a reduced price range that fulfill these needs, but what made me decide to buy it was its clean channel. You have a high gain amp with a nice clean channel, so it can handle pretty much every genre you want to play. Channel 2 provides a nice crunchy tone but I don't use it so often. Anyway, I would recommend this amp if you need high gain but also nice clean tones.
This thing is a complete monster! I've wanted one for the last 4 years but couldn't afford one so I have been using my old Marshall DSL 100h. I finally was able to grab one of the new mk2 models (seperate gain and volume knobs for channel 1 and 2) and could not be happier. It's inspiring, sounds immense, and will take everything you throw at it!
I tried the Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier, Engl Powerball 2, Diezel D-Moll and a Orange Rockerverb but the EVH was the one that went home with me. I shoud say that it was just one day without any pedal (in defends of the mesa) through an Orange PPC412 but still worth it, i didn't have to do much to get a great sound out of it.