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EVH 5150 III Mini

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Ashgarth, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. if6was9

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    I really want one of these. Went to try the EVH 100 watter at a store in another city while I was there only for it to be broken when I got there!

    Gonna try save for one over the next few months but it's hard when there's so much else studio wise to buy!
     
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    i just got mine yesterday :hotjump:
    can´t wait for monday- bandpractice!
     
  3. Torgal

    Torgal guitar nerd

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    Jep, me neither :).
    Let's see if he likes his new neighbour Victor S.
     
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    Clips plz :)
     
  5. akbeda

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    trying to do a shootout between the 5150 III the peayey vypyr 6505 sim and a real V30 and an V30 IR.

    in other words ... i´m workin on it. :)

    here is a little pre test i did today.

    bass, mid and high set all to 12:00 o clock as well as gain. presence is at 7 - resonace was at 5
    one file is the preamp out and a v30 impulse with sm 57. one is my 1x12 v30 cab and a sm57 and the third is a sm57 copy far from the cab.

    a ) http://dl.dropbox.com/u/48245724/a.wav

    b) http://dl.dropbox.com/u/48245724/b.wav

    c) http://dl.dropbox.com/u/48245724/c.wav

    let me know what you like best and think what fits best in the mix.
     
  6. guitarguru777

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    I played the Mini and the Full size at NAMM and honestly I liked the MINI more. The big one has too much head room in the power section IMHO. The mini's power tubes work a bit harder and its got a really nice push in the Mids cause of this.

    I got to talk with Chris for a while on Saturday morning before too many people piled in and he talked about that they changed quite a few capacitors and modified the tone stack to make the mini sound like its bigger brother. He let me open them both up pretty hot as well which was nice of him.

    I played 2 fenders, my epiphone classic quilt, 3 Jacksons through it and 3 of the EVH guitars through the mini and here is the run down.

    Strats with humbuckers:
    Maple - Sounded good through the amp lack of low end in the guitar itself was really prevalent through the amp.

    Alder - Sounded flat and lifeless compared to the other guitars I tried.

    Epiphone: My 2nd fave of all the guitars I played through it. You could really hear the tone of the guitar shine through the amp. This was the case with ALL of the guitars and the amp reacted differently dependent upon the guitar being plugged in.

    Jackson:
    Soloist - Sounded good similar to the strats but with a bit more punch

    Broderick - 3rd fave of the bunch, the Broderick really came to life through this amp, tons of pick attack and chunk.

    Randy V - Similar to the solist with less lows, kinda like the maple strat just with more balls.

    EVH:
    EVH Custom - THIS GUITAR AND AMP COMBO IS AMAZING! i have NEVER been a fan of EVH Guitars but OH MY FUCKING GOD, this combination of guitar and amp work so well together its INCREDIBLE. I have never felt an amp as much as I did on this guitar. The fucking thing responds to EVERY nuance, and I mean every one, even down to the angle and gauge of pick you are using.

    The other 2 EVH guitars were similar to the Epiphone Les Paul.

    All in all I say Tonally the EVH is amazing, everything from country to metal is in there. The amp is VERY VERY VERY sensitive to your playing style, and it may not be for everyone because of this. The amps is very responsive and full of life even at low volumes it fills a room with sound. Compared to the standard 5150 I would say its similar in the way it sounds but the feels is 180 degree turn around from the standard, its as tight or as loose as you want it to be based on how you play.

    I still think the price tag is a bit high, but it was probably my FAVORITE amp to play at NAMM, next to the Egnater Vengeance and the Modded Jet City 20H
     
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    ^ right - it is an honest amp. and not for every one. because of that.
     
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    How do you guys think it would react/sound to/with an RR (alder, FR) with an EMG81 (if it matters, 18v'ed)?

    Maybe I could record some DI and you could run them through the amp, akbeda? That would be sweet :)
     
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    ^ did you listen to the clips?
     
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    +1 on that. akbeda wanted a new motivation to practice harder. :lol:

    We tried the 100W version at the T. store with my Ibanez RGA72TQM (Stock Ibanez PUs). The tone was fantastic. Lot's of pick attack and very good punch. Can't wait to hear some more different guitars on monday.

    BTW the DI's were played on a LTD MHB-400 tuned to C. Strings 52-10.
    And please excuse the sloopy playing guys.
    The riff is taken of one one of our bands pre-demos. :saint:

    Specs:
    Construction / Scale: Neck-thru-body / 27 inch
    Body: Maple
    Neck / Fingerboard: 3-Pc. Maple / Rosewood
    Nut Type / Width: Earvana Compensated / 42mm
    Neck Shape: Thin U
    Inlays: Offset Blocks
    Frets: 24 XJ
    Binding: White (N/H)
    Hardware: Black Nickel
    Tuners: Grover
    Bridge / Tailpiece: Tune-o-matic w/ String-thru Body
    Pickups: EMG 81 (B) / 85 (N) Active
    Electronics: Vol / Tone / 3-Way Switch
     
  11. Brandon E.

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    When I played that thing at NAMM I jived better with it than I ever have with a 100w 5150iii. Ordering one in a week or two for sure. Gosh it will rule so hard on tour.
     
  12. Ensi

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    I did. How?
     
  13. TonyS.

    TonyS. www.SoundCollab.com | www.risingstorm-music.com

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    Can somebody do me a faver?
    I would like to know the dimensions of this amp, when it is out of the case.
    Would be very cool!?!
     
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    just klick the links i posted on page 2.
     
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    Did you try the clean channel? I'm wondering how clean it stays compared to the 100w. The 100w stays pretty clean, but you have to keep the gain very low and volume way up.
     
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