5150III®S 100W EL34 Head

Experience classic EL34 tone—the sound that helped power Eddie Van Halen’s ground-breaking work on his earliest Van Halen albums—and lethal looks in the ferocious EVH 5150III®S EL34 Head.

The EL34 power tubes deliver smoother contours, and greater sag and saturation that evoke a more modern “British” sound, all with more sustain and versatility than ever before.

Channel one boasts an even finer clear-and-compressed clean tone, while channels two and three now possess even more compression and saturation. Other features include a rear-panel resonance control section that tailors low-frequency response for each channel and a bias testing and adjustment port that allows you to fine-tune the tubes with more ease than ever.

Wrapped in an elegant gold and black EVH motif, the 5150III®S EL34 Head allows you to experience classic EVH EL34 tone.

  • Color Black
  • Model 2250260000
  • Series EVH® 5150III® Heads
  • Street Price $2,399.99

Features

LIGHT UP THE SKY

In 1979, Eddie Van Halen started a revolution with a quartet of EL34’s. Today that revolution continues with the 5150IIIS 100W EL34 Head— delivering lethal looks and unmistakably ferocious EL34 tone.

This head boasts three (Clean, Crunch and Lead) channels that capture a vast tonal landscape similar in style to what can be heard on early Van Halen records, delivering signature melodic overtones with increased dynamic compression and saturation to evoke a more modern “British” sound, all with boundless sustain and versatility.

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

VERSATILITY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

No matter your preferred playing style, a comprehensive layout of tone controls is at your fingertips. Each channel has gain, low, mid, high, volume, presence (for ultra-high frequencies) and resonance (for low frequency response) dials.

THAT MODERNIZED BRIT TONE

There is no shortage of roaring tonal EL34 tonal swagger with this head, courtesy of its four JJ EL34 Apex Matched power tubes and eight JJ ECC83S (12AX7) preamp tubes, which sear with classic British tone that cuts through the mix with astounding mid-range clarity and crispy highs for the pinnacle of intense, high-gain performance.

STOMP OF THE FOOT

Toggle through Ch. 1, Ch. 2 and Ch. 3 and engage the effects loop with a quick stomp of your foot utilizing the 4-button footswitch with 7-pin cable input.

Specs

General
Model Number 2250260000
Est. U.S. Street $2,399.99
Series EVH® 5150III® Heads
Color Black
Amplifier Type Tube
Height 11" (27.94 cm)
Width 30" (76.2 cm)
Depth 12" (30.5 cm)
Weight 58 lbs (26.31 kg)
Electronics
Controls Gain, Low, Mid, High, Volume, Channel Select, Presence and Resonance for Each Channel
Channels Three - (Clean, Crunch and Lead)
Voltage 120V (Also Available in 100V, 110V, 220V, 230V, 240V)
Wattage 100 Watts
Effects Loop 1/4" (Send/Return)
Inputs One - 1/4"
Line Out One - 1/4"
Other Connections Bias Ports
Speaker Jack Two - 1/4" Parallel
Rectifier Solid State
Total Impedance 4, 8, or 16 ohms
Power Cable IEC
Construction
Grill Cloth/Material Perforated Steel Front and Rear Panel
Amplifier Covering Black Textured Vinyl
Cabinet Material White Birch
Tubes
Preamp Tubes 8 x JJ ECC83S (12AX7)
Power Tubes 4 x JJ EL34 Apex Matched
Hardware
Control Knobs Black Chicken-Head Style Pointer
Handle Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps (1 Top & 2 Sides)
Front Panel Gold Anodized
Accessories
Footswitch 4-Button Footswitch Included
Footswitch Connection Type 7-Pin DIN
Recommended Cover Optional P/N 0073406000
Included Accessories 5-Foot Speaker Cable