#1
Hi guys,
I need opinions on this setup please for rock, metal and the occasional bit of jazz.
I'm looking at getting an EVH 5150III 50watt, and to run it through an orange PPC212 cab. I have a Les Paul classic custom, and decent effects, including overdrive and EQ.
Will this sound good, great or am i better looking at something else as an alternative? (for me this adds up to around £1300, and I live in the UK, so no Mesa etc.)
Thanks
#2
The EVH should be able to handle your needs just fine. I tested the 100w version and its quite awesome.

In the spirit of keeping more options on the table, would you mind telling us what bands' tone you are after or comes close to what youre trying to do yourself? There may be better options if we have that info. As it stands i have no complaints for the 5153 for those genres at all.
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#3
don't see why not (but i haven't tried the evh).
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#4
If you want to do a bit of jazz too, I'd suggest the ENGL Powerball II.

It goes for about €1500 used, and though it's (soooooo bloody friggin') complicated, its lead channel is as good as the 5153's - I actually like it better. Still, it has a really nice lead tone.

But its clean tones are way nicer from what I've heard.
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In the spirit of keeping more options on the table, would you mind telling us what bands' tone you are after or comes close to what youre trying to do yourself? There may be better options if we have that info. As it stands i have no complaints for the 5153 for those genres at all.

Anything from led zep to lamb of god. the closest band i want to get to though is somewhere between Iron Maiden and Metallica. ( I don't make it easy, I know )
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i think that setup will be fine.
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Anything from led zep to lamb of god. the closest band i want to get to though is somewhere between Iron Maiden and Metallica. ( I don't make it easy, I know )


The EVH will do great for your needs, id also check out a Mark IV used (LoG used the V) and that amp has ridiculous amounts of versatility. Another suggestion is to look into a Splawn QR. It can nail Thrash Metal tones all day.
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#8
I can get all of that with my EVH 50 watt. If you're wanting use of all 3 channels live though, it may not be great. When you have the gain high and the volume low, there's a big jump on volume on the shared channel one/two.

With volume maxed out and using the gain control as volume, you don't really get this. It sounds louder because you're getting more distortion but that's natural. If you couple that in with an overdrive, it can be worked with to use the overdrive on channel two but turn it off for channel one.

Just bare that in mind. If you're not gigging and can take time to switch tones then I can't recommend it enough.
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#9
The EVH can do it, but also remember the Peavey JSX it can do it as well

^^ I have heard that using the MIDI switching on the EVH 50 fixes the volume issue
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^^ I have heard that using the MIDI switching on the EVH 50 fixes the volume issue

I heard this too but I don't care enough to try it. I didn't know until I got the amp and it's not a breaker for me as I haven't needed to use it live and won't need use of all three channels if I do need to use it live. Just wanted TS to be aware and I'll update if I can find any confirmation on this rumour of MIDI fixing the issue.
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The EVH will do great for your needs, id also check out a Mark IV used (LoG used the V) and that amp has ridiculous amounts of versatility. Another suggestion is to look into a Splawn QR. It can nail Thrash Metal tones all day.

I live in europe so mesa is a no-go, sorry
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I live in europe so mesa is a no-go, sorry



If you're patient there are deals on Mesas over here, but admittedly few and not new. A mate of mine picked up a lonestar special for ~£7-800 when they were >£2k new. But that's rare.

From reputation alone the EVH should be a great match, but I've never played it. Orange make fantastic cabs, I can assure you of that. Bear in mind used gear often works out a lot cheaper - cabs can't really break either.
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I live in europe so mesa is a no-go, sorry


My old guitar teacher picked up a Mark IV head for £700. its rare but not un heard of

Edit: Theres a few mesa combo's on ebay that would suit you if yo uwanted to go mesa. DC-5 for example
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#15
I had a 100w 5150 III for a year, & loved it. It will do everything you need. You can roll down the guitar volume for cleans (ish) even while using staggering amounts of gain. (I only sold the EVH because it was too big & heavy, & I also have an SLO 100 that does the same things basically. I'd still buy a 50W EVH in the future just for fun). The Mesa MkIV is a fairly temperamental amp that takes some skill & patience to dial in, whereas the EVH sounds great right out of the gate.
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