EVH 5153 good match with Vintage 30s?

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  1. Green Pro Am

    Green Pro Am Supporting Member

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    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.
     
  2. suparsonic

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    I don't like them with V30s'. The EVH GBs' sound best.
     
  3. Wizard of Ozz

    Wizard of Ozz Silver Supporting Member

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    Greenbacks sound best. My 5150III sounded bad with V30s.
     
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    ducmike Silver Supporting Member

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    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.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tQqHTCPmsA
     
  5. cdntac

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    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.....
     
  6. NortheastHick

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    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.
     
  7. The4thlast1

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    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.
     
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    I use the 100w with V30's and think it sound great personally.
     

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