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I would love to try one of these. I've heard clips that sound great, and clips that sound awful. But I think it's an amazingly versatile amp. However, I doubt I'd ever give up my JTM45. Of course, having both wouldn't be bad either...





Would it?

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$2200 for the head? $1400 for the cab? wheeee... that's a bit too steep for.. most people who would buy one lol.

if i see one, i will happily test it though.
 

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The MSRP is $2000 US and the cab is $1100. With the Cdn $$$ that is $2115 for the head and $1163 Cdn MSRP. When does anyone sell at higher than MRSP unless it is srew the Canadians time again. Or maybe it's like standing in line 24 hrs. to be the first to by an iPhone or Windows Vista Upgrade. Some guy was paid $200 to hold someone's place in line to get an iPhone. Maybe they figure they can get a few units moved at that price to those who just want the bragging rights. "Hey! I own a Fender EVH 5150 stack - kiss my ass! HooooWeee!
 

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Anyone else think that EVH has washed up and nowadays is just living off his previous fame? Selling overpriced amps and cashing in, much?
 

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Anyone else think that EVH has washed up and nowadays is just living off his previous fame? Selling overpriced amps and cashing in, much?
Well in my opinion the peak of the Ed's career's long past, but I still respect him greatly for putting out such great music decades ago. The 5150 III is a great amp in it's own right though, so I wouldn't really call it some lame ass marketing ploy, since the actual product is good. But yeah you can only imagine that it wouldn't cost as much is Ed's name wasn't on it.

edit: then again, on second thought, if it weren't for Ed's collaboration with Fender, the 5150 III would never have seen the light of day.
 

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Well in my opinion the peak of the Ed's career's long past, but I still respect him greatly for putting out such great music decades ago. The 5150 III is a great amp in it's own right though, so I wouldn't really call it some lame ass marketing ploy, since the actual product is good. But yeah you can only imagine that it wouldn't cost as much is Ed's name wasn't on it.

edit: then again, on second thought, if it weren't for Ed's collaboration with Fender, the 5150 III would never have seen the light of day.
For 2200, I can think of sooo many handmade, small production amps with alot more quality and care than that amp. Boutique prices they're asking, I says, for a slightly better 5150 that's coldly mass produced.
Examples :
Splawn - Egnater - cheaper Diezels - Diamond - Cameron Amplification - Cornford - Frenzel - and two righteous Canadians - Peter's Amplification and Stephenson Amps

or you can get any old Marshall and get it modded by Voodoo or FJA or David Bray.
 

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For 2200, I can think of sooo many handmade, small production amps with alot more quality and care than that amp. Boutique prices they're asking, I says, for a slightly better 5150 that's coldly mass produced.
Examples :
Splawn - Egnater - cheaper Diezels - Diamond - Cameron Amplification - Cornford - Frenzel - and two righteous Canadians - Peter's Amplification and Stephenson Amps

or you can get any old Marshall and get it modded by Voodoo or FJA or David Bray.
Agreed, but the 5150 III's gonna have it's own fanbase ya know. The same guys that get the classic EVH superstrat with the 5150 paintjob and all that will want this amp. Die hard EVH fans aren't gonna spend their couple of grand on a Cornford, a Kingsley, a Mojave, a Fuchs, a Bad Cat, a Matchless or whatever. They're gonna buy a 5150 III:D. Same goes for any other signature gear, there's people who actually want the stuff. I personally would much rather get a PTP wired boutique amp with that kind of money.
 

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Great

Well EVH Im sure is still a great musician, apparently the Medeval Lute lessons are coming along quite well. They are hard to play, Ive tried.

If he's resting on his laurels-well- who doesn't anymore, after all who wants to work if you dont have to?
I think that price for any amp is hard to take.
Then again Marshall's selling those Hendrix stacks for 5G's and the anniversary model JTM is like 6G's+.

Hey if they can sell'm for that I guess they think...why not!
 

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Well EVH Im sure is still a great musician, apparently the Medeval Lute lessons are coming along quite well. They are hard to play, Ive tried.
Who's he taking them from, Ritchie Blackmore? :D

Couldn't you see EVH dressed like the RB of today, like he just walked out of an Elf colony from Lord of the Rings. :D :D
 

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Agreed, but the 5150 III's gonna have it's own fanbase ya know. The same guys that get the classic EVH superstrat with the 5150 paintjob and all that will want this amp. Die hard EVH fans aren't gonna spend their couple of grand on a Cornford, a Kingsley, a Mojave, a Fuchs, a Bad Cat, a Matchless or whatever. They're gonna buy a 5150 III. Same goes for any other signature gear, there's people who actually want the stuff. I personally would much rather get a PTP wired boutique amp with that kind of money.
I couldn't agree more. For that kind of money I would much rather get a kingsley d30 or a used soldano slo100 or something. For that much money possiblities are pretty much endless...
 
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