Pre Owned EVH 5150 III 6L6 Black C137 Mod Guitar Amp Head with Footswitch and Cover
With its smaller size and portability, the EVH® 5150III® 50W 6L6 Head is the perfect amp for players who want arena volume and performance in a more compact package. Three channels of road- tested sound work for any playing style—crisp cleans, raw crunch or searing leads, while newly added independent dual-concentric controls allow for gain and volume level matching.
This one in particular came with the C137 mod in place. This simple tweak to the circuitry was first suggested by one of EVH's engineers and has become quite popular. It's done by clipping a leg on the C137 capacitor, which bypasses the resistor to channel 2, allowing it more gain and aggression. A lot of people weren't a fan of the Blue Channel, as it can be rather muddy - but this mod solves that and makes it sound way, way better. It opens the tone up and creates a much more usable sound. Some say it's not just a matter of being brighter - it also makes it smoother and more pleasing to the ear in general.
This 6LS version of EVH's 50-watt head delivers a full-spectrum of tone — channel one powers crystal-clear clean tone, channel two ranges from chunky overdrive to tight distortion, and channel three oozes with liquid gain. 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 and global resonance controls.
This amp head also includes selectable impedance (4, 8 or 16 ohms), dual parallel speaker output jacks, effects loop, headphone jack, line out and a four-button footswitch with 1/4” input jack and MIDI input.
Loaded with pure EVH sound and power, the EVH 5150III 50W 6L6 Head is wrapped in Black or Ivory textured vinyl and features our instantly recognizable black EVH-striped steel grille.
This amp is in excellent condition - the previous owner didn't use it much, and never took it out on gigs....it lived in his home studio amongst other amps that were used more. It comes with the footswitch and cover. Perhaps even the original box and packaging! This is a great score for anyone that wants a killer EVH 5150 III head, improved upon with a great mod, at an excellent price.
Serial # EV066793
SERIES: EVH® 5150III® Heads
AMPLIFIER TYPE: Tube
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: MX
CONTROLS: Channel 1: Independent Gain and Volume w/ Shared Low, Mid and High; Channel 2: Independent Gain and Volume w/ Shared Low, Mid and High; Channel 3: Independent Gain, Volume, Low, Mid and High EQ; Also Global Presence and Resonance
CONTROL PANEL: Channel 1: Independent Gain and Volume w/ Shared Low, Mid and High; Channel 2: Independent Gain and Volume w/ Shared Low, Mid and High; Channel 3: Independent Gain, Volume, Low, Mid and High EQ; Also Global Presence and Resonance
INPUTS: One - 1/4", MIDI (rear)
HEADPHONE JACK: 1/4" Stereo
LINE OUT: One - 1/4"
CHANNELS: Three - (Clean, Crunch and Lead)
EFFECTS LOOP: 1/4" (Send/Return)
CONNECTION TYPE: 1/4"
VOLTAGE: 120V (Also Available in 100V, 110V, 220V, 230V, 240V)
WATTAGE: 50 Watts
TOTAL IMPEDANCE: 4, 8, or 16 ohms
POWER TUBES: 2 x JJ 6L6
PREAMP TUBES: 7 x JJ ECC83S (12AX7)
RECTIFIER: Solid State
CONTROL KNOBS: White Chicken-Head Style Pointer
AMPLIFIER COVERING: Black Textured Vinyl
CABINET MATERIAL: White Birch
GRILLE CLOTH: Perforated Steel Front and Rear Panel
HANDLE: Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
SPEAKER JACK: Two - 1/4" Parallel
FRONT PANEL: White
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES: 5-Foot Speaker Cable
FOOTSWITCH: 4-Button Footswitch Included