Nad...evh5150 Iii 50 Watt

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  1. Hogie34

    Hogie34 Well-Known Member

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    image.jpeg Man, all I can say is this amp f***in' tears it up!! This thing sounds so good from barely nudged on the volume to full blown, kill your hearing levels. I had an old Peavey 5150 and I'm sorry, this amp kills it. I don't know why some guys complain about channel 2 being unusable. Roll the gain off and you've got great crunch . Roll it on and early metal....channel 3 is a beast ! I'll go in depth with a review after this weekend. Gonna set it up for recording. Gonna have to eventually get the matching 2x12 though....damn GAS!!
     
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    Congrats Hogie, those are great amps! I had one exactly like yours. The blue channel is full of goodness. Fingers are crossed and hoping they release the 5150-34 that was teased a while back.
     
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    great amps.
    yah the 50 watter will rip your head off ,but the 100 watter will tear apart the city.
    love my 100watter.
     
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    Awesome amp! I havent gassed for another amp in years now personally. Enjoy it!
     
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    I haven't played through that amp yet, but I have the 2x12 cab(black). I wish it could handle more power, but it is my favorite cab, in terms of tone. I think this more recent line of EVH signature equipment is probably the best (and I am by no means, a fan of "signature" gear, regardless of who's signature is on it).
     
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    Nice! I have the evh lbx lll and it's the best tube amp that I've owned and played through. Congrats those 50 Watters are nice!
     
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    Hogie34 Well-Known Member

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    yeah, it's quickly becoming my favorite out of all of them. It was neck and neck between it and my dual dark , but it's getting way more play time.
     
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    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    That's the one I'm waiting on too!
     
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    I don't think the complaints were about channel 2 being unusable, the complaint was that 1 and 2 share gain and EQ, so if you have the gain low and then switch to channel 1 the volume is very low. If you have gain up around noon, its not really an issue, and VooDoo mods has a mod to separate them, I may look into that some day but its really not an issue for me, I don't need pristine cleans. I use a Jet City USA 1x12cab with mine, has a V30 in it. At rehearsals I was using a Peavey XXL 4x12, and holy balls it has thump, drummer made the comment "may not need a bass player" when I was playing with the resonance control. I haven't cranked it like that at home so I am not sure what the 1x12 really can do yet. I plan to try it and see if it is loud enough to gig with.
     
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    Yep I played one in Guitar Center in NYC a few months ago and loved the way the amp sounded. I have thought several times of picking up a 100W head version but not having midi capabilities has always stopped me. Not sure i know what the 5150-34 is all about exactly.
     
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    suppose to have el 34 tubes instead of the 6l6.
     
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    And a more vintage/ Plexi type circuit.
     
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