EVH 5150iii vs. Mesa Rectoverb 25

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  1. GibsonLives

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    Yeah, I realize they're not really the same thing at all.

    However, they're both channel-switchers with (it seems, at least) a ton of tonal versatility, able to go from clean to classic rock to really high-gain, both have effects loops, bjilt-in reverb, are plenty loud enough for my needs, etc.

    EVH has three footswitchable channels, 50 watts, and something very few tube amps have - a headphone jack.

    Rectoverb only has two channels, but two modes on each (too bad the modes aren't also footswitchable), a very loud 25 watts, genuine tube-driven (as opposed to the EVH's digital) reverb, and comes in a small, lightweight package. In fact, I'd get the RoV combo, whereas if I got the EVH, I'd have to go with the head and 1x12 cab for space and weight.

    Again, many differences here, and I can't have both. Anyone happen to have played both?

    I like everything from crystal cleans to edge-of-breakup to blues to classic rock to '80s metal to even some more modern sounds.

    I've got Strats with singles, semihollows with Filtertron-style pickups and humbuckers - so obviously I need something which works well with several different styles of both music and guitars.

    Thanks so much for any and all comments - good, bad, or ugly.

    Steve
     
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    Had the mini rec and played the 5150III the new DSL40C it awesome loving it
     
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    Ken, I'm not entirely sure which one you prefer; could you please elaborate a bit?

    Also, anyone else???

    Steve :)
     
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    I prefer the DSL at least the red channel is quiet and manageable over the EVH. DSL has everything we both like.
     
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    I have the 5150 III 112 combo and if you want crystal cleans, this amp isn't for you.
    I know some may disagree but to me the cleans are still slightly dirty and kind of thin sounding.

    That being said this amp works really well for 80's hard rock/metal up to newer metal if that's your thing.
     

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