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Fender EVH 5150 III

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I got a chance to play this amp for about an hour and fell in love with it!
Fender cleans on channel one, Brown sound on channel 2, and high gain on channel 3. The amp is very versatile and can be dialed in for all kinds of tones.

Here is a great video by Guitar World
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over 1000 for a cab??? meh, I'll pass... The guitar world clips are pretty good though, seems like a nice amp.
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.
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.
Yep we sure can, on a side note, I noticed in your sig that you have a EC-400VF, how do you like her? Seems like a great LP alternative especially for the price.
the cab is a 15ohm..... tricky!!!
Umm what? Never heard of a 15 ohm cab. You sure you don't mean 16?
I wouldn't judge the tone of an amp from a video, especially if listening through standard computer speakers. I've tested the amp and the warmth is there.
Yep sound clips and videos hardly do an amp justice. They can give you an estimate of what kinda tone you can get out of the amp, but to experience all the subtleties and character of the amp you have to try one out for yourself.
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