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
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.
|Est. U.S. Street||$2,399.99|
|Series||EVH® 5150III® Heads|
|Height||11" (27.94 cm)|
|Width||30" (76.2 cm)|
|Depth||12" (30.5 cm)|
|Weight||58 lbs (26.31 kg)|
|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)|
|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|
|Total Impedance||4, 8, or 16 ohms|
|Grill Cloth/Material||Perforated Steel Front and Rear Panel|
|Amplifier Covering||Black Textured Vinyl|
|Cabinet Material||White Birch|
|Preamp Tubes||8 x JJ ECC83S (12AX7)|
|Power Tubes||4 x JJ EL34 Apex Matched|
|Control Knobs||Black Chicken-Head Style Pointer|
|Handle||Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps (1 Top & 2 Sides)|
|Front Panel||Gold Anodized|
|Footswitch||4-Button Footswitch Included|
|Footswitch Connection Type||7-Pin DIN|
|Recommended Cover||Optional P/N 0073406000|
|Included Accessories||5-Foot Speaker Cable|