#1
so after months of going back and forth I finally decided that it was time to retire the old 5150. so I got his younger brother instead!!! enter the 5150iii 50w in ivory!

this thing absolutely kills! also for 50w this thing is friggn LOUD. I played one a few months back at a guitar center and was completely blown away by the tone and the versatility of the amp. it has characteristics of the original 5150 and the 5150ii but at the same time it is its own beast. kudos to EVH for shipping with JJ tubes too. that sure beats peavey shipping with ruby or most other amps shipping with Chinese crap.

anyway here is a short review
channel 1.
clean clean CLEAN!!!! I have most of my controls set at noon and I'm surprised how clean this thing stays. its not glassy at these settings but with a few tweaks I can get it there. I'm playing through my main guitar which is a Michael Kelly custom tele with Seymour Duncan pups. gorgeous tone add some delay and chorus and its instant 80's butt rock cleans. I love it. if I push the cleans a little the break up is nice and makes for a decent classic rock rhythm tone.

channel 2
the perfect rhythm channel for me.... plenty of gain on tap but clear and easy to manage. the amp is extremely responsive to my playing and the dynamics are on point. this channel can get chuggy and downright nasty but its perfect for my needs in a classic rock/ hair metal cover band. it just has "that" tone

channel 3.
gobs of gain. more gain than anyone would ever need. lets be honest here. its a lot of gain. I keep the knob at noon and don't even bother with a boost. a bump in the mids and you will soar for leads and cut right through any mix. fantastic channel

overall
I am a huge fan of Eddie... I've always loved the amps and the tone. the whole thing but I understand that the old amps were kind of one trick pony's. I believe that Eddie nailed this one on the head. you can feel the quality in this amp.. that goes with anything evh IMO. the old 5150 heads were like tanks and the new one seems to follow that mold. superb job by fender and evh on this design. I'm truly glad I picked one up.

now pics!!!!

Live Rig
Michael Kelly Custom Shop Plum Telecaster
Michael Kelly Custom Shop Plum Patriot


EVH 5153 50w
Jet City 2x12
Custom Board

It is NOT trash metal it is tHrash metal...get it right
#2
Nice score man! Those 5150s are sweet amps for sure.


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#3
Congrats!

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#4
thanks fellas
I cant stop playing it
Live Rig
Michael Kelly Custom Shop Plum Telecaster
Michael Kelly Custom Shop Plum Patriot


EVH 5153 50w
Jet City 2x12
Custom Board

It is NOT trash metal it is tHrash metal...get it right
#6
that's my next purchase
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Michael Kelly Custom Shop Plum Telecaster
Michael Kelly Custom Shop Plum Patriot


EVH 5153 50w
Jet City 2x12
Custom Board

It is NOT trash metal it is tHrash metal...get it right
#7
Good plan
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#9
HNAD

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#10
I do want the matching 2x12. I really like them they sound really good. Also their construction is on point.
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Michael Kelly Custom Shop Plum Telecaster
Michael Kelly Custom Shop Plum Patriot


EVH 5153 50w
Jet City 2x12
Custom Board

It is NOT trash metal it is tHrash metal...get it right
#11
Congrats, it is a bad ass versatile amp.
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#14
Sweet, always been a fan of those amps HNGD
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#15
sweet amp !! .. would love to get my hands on one ...... just how does the eq on channels 1 and 2 work ??..... is there a push pull or something or are the EQ and volume the same for both channels ??
#16
HNAD!!! I love my 100 watt They're crazy loud beasts!

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If you can, try it with the matching 2x12, I've heard apparently they work very well together, better than a V30 cab in some peoples opinion.


Thats what I've heard... I've never actually had the chance to try mine with a matching cab, but I'm always on the lookout for a used 412.
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#17
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sweet amp !! .. would love to get my hands on one ...... just how does the eq on channels 1 and 2 work ??..... is there a push pull or something or are the EQ and volume the same for both channels ??



first of all.... many thanks to everyone!!!

to answer the question. no it is a shared eq. whatever you set it to is what you get for both channel 1 and 2. just like the 5150ii/6505+. but IMO the cleans are better on this than the others.
Live Rig
Michael Kelly Custom Shop Plum Telecaster
Michael Kelly Custom Shop Plum Patriot


EVH 5153 50w
Jet City 2x12
Custom Board

It is NOT trash metal it is tHrash metal...get it right
#18
NNAD! i haven't tried the 50w, but the 100 is a beast. i am sure that it is awesome.

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#19
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#20
nice choice! that is one sexay beast!
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#21
thanks everyone..i highly recommend trying one out to those who haven't done so yet. I just signed on to play in a second band and now I truly get to test out the versatility of this thing. band one: classic rock/hair metal
band two: party punk band
Live Rig
Michael Kelly Custom Shop Plum Telecaster
Michael Kelly Custom Shop Plum Patriot


EVH 5153 50w
Jet City 2x12
Custom Board

It is NOT trash metal it is tHrash metal...get it right
#23
I love my MK guitar. superb construction and great prices
Live Rig
Michael Kelly Custom Shop Plum Telecaster
Michael Kelly Custom Shop Plum Patriot


EVH 5153 50w
Jet City 2x12
Custom Board

It is NOT trash metal it is tHrash metal...get it right