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The EVH 5150 III HD is a professional all-tube amplifier head that was developed to meet the exacting specifications of Edward Van Halen, one of the true living legends of rock guitar. The 5150III™ amp head's flexible feature set allows creation of tones from clean to crunch to full-out distortion, inspiring limitless artistic expression. Truly roadworthy, EVH® amp heads feature no-compromise construction promising peak performance for years to come. -musiciansfriend

How many of you guys cranked this amp? heard it sing. I mean once i turned this machine past 4 I knew exactly how I was going to spend my next 2 grand.
#2
I haven't cranked it but I played it for the first time a few days ago and was very impressed.
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I'll stick with my JCM800 thank you.

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#4
a great amp, but not greatest
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It's a pretty darn good jack-of-all-trades amp, but it can be bested in each category by more specialized amps. Nevertheless, it is still a wonderful tone machine.

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It's a pretty darn good jack-of-all-trades amp, but it can be bested in each category by more specialized amps. Nevertheless, it is still a wonderful tone machine.


Exactly. However if you want versatility it's among the best there is.
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#8
Tried it in the soundproof room at GC as loud as I could without being concerned for my ears. It's nice and sounds decent and all, but it's not what I want out of my amp. The mids were too scooped even at 5(I'm a fan of boosted mids), the treble wasn't quite as screaming as I like, and the distortion was much grainier than I wanted. I understand that a lot of people like it, but the "greatest amp ever", if that title is even applicable, needs to work for everyoe in every genre.
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Just a little lacking in mids.

Other than that, there are very few amps I'd take over a 5150 III. Some custom brands - Splawn, etc. - and some super high-end stuff would win, but not much beats 5150 III for me.
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not by a long shot... it is quite nice tho.
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#12
i think it's the best jack of all trades amp, bar none. it bested the JSX and JVM when i tried it, but i didn't get to crank it maybe when i start to play staduims...
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#14
If I weren't at broke college student status, and had that much extra cash floating around, I just might buy one. Though, I'd probably still rather have a Metro 50w Plexi.
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i wasnt that impressed with it. i think it is the same level as a jsx, personally
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#16
Great amp. not even close to the greatest. it's very versatile though. but IMO the splawn quickrod is a better "brown sound" amp
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#17
It's a great amp and has some of the best cleans I've heard from a high gain amp. Not the greatest amp by a long shot, but it is a very defined sounding amp, which I love.
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#18
I'm pretty sure if I had that sorta money I'd buy a Soldano Avenger and a Ampeg VH-140c. I'm sure it's a great amp, but I'm pretty sure I'd be better served with other amps.
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The greatest amp is totally relative to your needs, genres, etc. You should of named this thread differently, I hate "is this teh bst amp in the world", threads.

It's a good amp, though. Suits a particular genre more aptly than most amps, and is always priced decently no matter where you live.
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The greatest amp is totally relative to your needs, genres, etc. You should of named this thread differently, I hate "is this teh bst amp in the world", threads.

It's a good amp, though. Suits a particular genre more aptly than most amps, and is always priced decently no matter where you live.


But then it wouldn't be ripping off Colbert. Mind you, to properly compare it to Bush Jr, you'd need a thread called Marshall MG100DFX Great amp or Greatest Amp Ever?
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But then it wouldn't be ripping off Colbert. Mind you, to properly compare it to Bush Jr, you'd need a thread called Marshall MG100DFX Great amp or Greatest Amp Ever?


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