5150III® 50W EL34 2x12 Combo

The EVH® 5150III® 50W EL34 2x12 Combo delivers signature harmonic overtones with improved dynamic compression and saturation that evoke a more modern “British” sound, all with the sustain and versatility expected from an amp bearing Eddie Van Halen’s name.

Designed with flexible and independent dual-concentric controls that allow for gain and volume level matching, this 50-watt tube combo amp boasts three channels for any playing style— sparkly cleans, tight crunch or soulful leads.

Delivering a full-spectrum of tone, channel one features pristine cleans and compressed tone, channel two kicks in with overdrive and heavy gain and channel three oozes with liquid distortion. Channels one and two each have dual concentric gain/volume controls, with shared EQ (low, mid, high). Channel three has its own gain, volume and EQ (low, mid, high) controls. All three channels also have global presence, resonance and reverb controls.

Loaded with two 12” custom special designed EVH Celestion® speaker to enhance sound and style, this combo amp also has seven JJ ECC83 (12AX7) preamp tubes, two JJ EL34 power tubes and front-panel adjustable power output from 50 watts down to one watt.

Other features include an ultra-high-gain preamp design custom voiced for maximum output, single instrument input, rear-panel selectable output impedance (4, 8 or 16 ohms) with a pair of parallel speaker outputs, rear-panel MIDI input and preamp output, rear-panel effects loop and headphone jack (mutes power amp), and a four-button footswitch that controls all three channels and reverb for easy onstage switching.

The cabinet is constructed out of birch with special internal baffling for tight and increased bass response. Sporting a slick black and gold motif on the control panel, this combo is finished off with black vintage-style chicken knobs, red LED jewel indicator, molded black plastic top handle and pop-out casters.

A high-quality fitted cover is available as an EVH Accessory.

  • Color Black
  • Model 2255020000
  • Series EVH® 5150III® Combos
  • Street Price $1,799.99

Features

REVOLUTIONARY ROAR

The 5150III 50W EL34’s three separate channels combine for a vast array of tones. This tube combo amp delivers signature melodic overtones with increased dynamic compression and saturation to evoke a more modern “British” sound, all with the boundless sustain and versatility expected from an amp bearing Eddie Van Halen’s name.

Channel one soars with unmatched sparkly cleans and compressed tone. Channel two delivers blistering overdrive and aggressive tones, while channel three pushes the gain to its limits for standout leads.

VERSATILITY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Dual concentric controls allow you to independently dial-in volume and gain for Ch. 1 and 2 for level matching. A Global presence knob on the front panel creates full control over ultra-high frequencies, while the rear global resonance knob adjusts the power amp’s low frequency response.

The EL34 Mojo

There is no shortage of roaring EL34 tonal swagger in this 2x12 Combo, thanks to its two JJ EL34 Apex Matched power tubes, seven JJ ECC83S (12AX7) preamp tubes and two 12” Celestion G12H 30W Anniversary Series speakers. This combined tube recipe cuts through the mix with astounding mid-range clarity and crispy highs to achieve the pinnacle of intense, high-gain performance, while the duo of 12” Celestion G12H 30W Anniversary Series speaker emit Eddie’s renowned signature sound that can be heard on all classic Van Halen albums.

LIGHT AS AIR REVERB

Engage the Reverb and immerse yourself in lush and ambient soundscapes with the notes that continue to blossom and decay.

BEHIND THE SCENES

This amp also features a MIDI rear panel input, which allows you to directly connect a digital effects interface and sync your tone to your favorite patch for even more tonal variance, headphone jack and a 4-button footswitch to quickly toggle between the channels or engage the effects loop.

Specs

General
Model Number 2255020000
Est. U.S. Street $1,799.99
Series EVH® 5150III® Combos
Color Black
Amplifier Type Tube
Height 25" (63.5 cm)
Width 27.5" (70 cm)
Depth 12" (30.5 cm)
Weight 90 lbs (40.9 kg)
Electronics
Controls Ch. 1: Independent Gain & Volume w/Shared Low, Mid & High; Ch. 2: Independent Gain & Volume w/Shared Low, Mid & High; Ch. 3: Independent Gain & Volume w/Shared Low, Mid & High; Also Power Level; Reverb; Global Presence; Rear Panel Global Resonance
Channels Three - (Clean, Crunch and Lead)
Voltage 120V (Also Available in 100V, 110V, 220V, 230V, 240V)
Wattage 50 Watts
Effects Reverb
Effects Loop 1/4" (Send/Return)
Inputs One - 1/4", MIDI (rear)
Headphone Jack 1/4" Stereo
Line Out One - 1/4"
Speaker Jack Two - 1/4" Parallel
Rectifier Solid State
Total Impedance 4, 8, or 16 ohms
Power Cable IEC
Connectivity MIDI
Construction
Grill Cloth/Material Woven Front Panel with Large EVH® Logo and Perforated Back Panel
Amplifier Covering Black Textured Vinyl
Cabinet Material 7-Ply 3/4" Birch Maple
Tubes
Preamp Tubes 7 x JJ ECC83S (12AX7)
Power Tubes 2 x JJ EL34 Apex Matched
Speakers
Speakers Two - 12" Celestion® EVH® G12H 30W Anniversary Series
Speaker Wattage 30 Watts
Hardware
Control Knobs Black Chicken-Head Style Pointer
Handle Spring-Loaded Side (2) and Molded Plastic Top (1)
Front Panel Gold Anodized
Effects Reverb
Accessories
Footswitch 4-Button Footswitch Included
Footswitch Connection Type 1/4"
Casters Included
Recommended Cover Optional P/N 0082061000