Sold *AS NEW* EVH 5150III 100S Head 100-watt Special Run Tube Head - Black Stealth


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Played for maybe 30 mins, but basically BNIB. Comes with everything they come with new, including the original packaging. This is literally the exact amp Eddie plays with the most recent revisions/tweaks he made for the last tour. It's a 100w monster that actually sounds stellar at low volumes. Each channel with its own dedicated EQ & Resonance controls. These go for $2200 new:

$1650 shipped

Specs & info:

Play the Same Amp as Eddie
Seething with blistering power, the hand-customized EVH 5150 III 100S is indistinguishable from the guitar head Eddie Van Halen has been touring with of late - complete with Eddie's custom mods. This 100-watt amp is an incredibly versatile brute. Three channels (clean, crunch, and lead) give you the tonal arsenal to conquer any venue, while volume, gain, presence, low, mid, and high controls let you ace any session. Several custom tweaks all go into making this one of the best-sounding, most responsive big amps we've heard. It's a limited edition amp.

EVH 5150 III 100S Guitar Amp Head at a Glance:
  • If it's good enough for Eddie...
  • Versatility is the name of the game
  • Custom mods onboard
As a guitarist, you obviously have choices these days when it comes to great-sounding amplification. But when it comes to unleashing full-on gainiac mayhem on your audience in a large venue, the behemoth tube amp still reigns supreme. There's just something about the juicy interaction between your guitar and a set of overdriven valves - probably why Eddie Van Halen isn't going through a rack unit into the PA. With the 5150 III 100S, you've got the same exact amp Eddie is using on tour.

Versatility is the name of the game
At Sweetwater, we certainly have due respect for vintage tube amps; but let's face it: there's no substitute for a great-sounding three-channel-switching amp when you're working a gig or session. Most of us need access to chimey cleans, throaty crunch, and sizzling high-gain - and the EVH 5150 III 100S delivers them all like a champ. This amp is wonderfully responsive to your pick attack and your guitar's volume pot. And with its volume, gain, presence, low, mid, and high controls, it gives you the means to shape your sound quickly in the heat of battle.

Custom mods onboard
The limited-edition, customized 100S is a different beast from the standard 5150 III (an amazing amp in its own right). For the 100S, EVH hand-selected eight JJ ECC83 preamp and four Wing C 6L6 output tubes. Channel two has been re-voiced for improved low-midrange frequency definition, and it delivers more gain for greater sustain. There's also more gain available on channel three, along with an increased range on the Low control. In addition, EVH has given each channel a rear-panel resonance knob that lets you fine-tune your bottom-end response. These tweaks make what was already a killer amp, well, even more killer. We think you'll agree.

EVH 5150 III 100S Guitar Amp Head Features:
  • A limited-edition, hand-customized version of the EVH 5150 III
  • Eight JJ ECC83 preamp tubes; four Wing C 6L6 output tubes
  • Channel two delivers more gain and is re-voiced for improved low-midrange frequency definition
  • More gain available on channel three, along with increased range on the Low control
  • Rear-panel resonance knob has been added to each channel, letting you fine-tune low-end response
  • Volume, gain, presence, low, mid, and high controls let you quickly nail the sound you're after
Play the same amp as Eddie Van Halen: the EVH 5150 III 100S!
Additional Media
Guitar Amp Buying Guide
Tech Specs
  • Type:Tube
  • Number of Channels:3
  • Total Power:100W
  • Preamp Tubes:8 x JJ ECC83
  • Power Tubes:4 x Wing C 6L6
  • EQ:3-band with Presence
  • Inputs:1 x 1/4"
  • Outputs:2 x 1/4" (speakers), 1 x 1/4" (preamp)
  • Effects Loop:Yes
  • Footswitch I/O:1 x 7-pin DIN
  • Footswitch Included:Yes, 4-button (channel/effects)
  • Construction Material:Birch Plywood with Black Textured Vinyl
  • Power Supply:Standard IEC AC cable
  • Height:10.25"
  • Width:29.75"
  • Depth:11.5"
  • Weight:55 lbs.
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