View Full Version : EVH 5153 good match with Vintage 30s?
02-17-2012, 09:17 PM
I am thinking of picking one of these up. I would be running it through my Recto 2x12 with Vintage 30s. I have heard that these heads are somewhat finicky about speakers. I don't have the room to add the matching cabinet.
I would appreciate hearing from any 5153 users.
02-17-2012, 11:19 PM
I don't like them with V30s'. The EVH GBs' sound best.
Wizard of Ozz
02-18-2012, 05:31 AM
Greenbacks sound best. My 5150III sounded bad with V30s.
02-18-2012, 06:32 AM
Sounds pretty good with the V30s in this clip. I'm not a fan of the Mesa 2x12 either, but I like this demo. Not me BTW. I have never liked V30s at home by myself, kind of shrill. I love V30s with my band or at jams. They cut so well in the mix.
02-18-2012, 02:51 PM
FWIW, I just brought home an EVH III 50 head and have been running it through the cab of my Peavey Classic 50 410.
Four ten-inch speakers are making it sound quite nice.....
02-18-2012, 02:55 PM
I love v30's normally, but not with that amp..Agreed that the EVH GB's sound best. Without those speakers the 5153 sounds like a regular old Peavey 5150 amp imo.
02-18-2012, 05:06 PM
Sounds great with v30s... I am an EVH owner. I have a Mesa 4x12 with v30s and a Splawn cab with greenbacks. I like both cabs with it. I actually like the v30s a little more.
02-18-2012, 05:08 PM
I use the 100w with V30's and think it sound great personally.
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