EVH has launched a new series of amplifiers, entitled 5150 Iconic. The range comprises two new amps and one new cabinet that are similar to the 5150 III line of amplifiers, but are a good deal more affordable watt-for-watt.
5150 Iconic 80-Watt Head
The 5150 Iconic 80 Watt Head features four JJ 6L6 power tubes and two JJ ECC83S preamp tubes. It’s a two-channel amplifier, with a Green (clean/overdriven) and a Red (dirty) channel. The Green channel features an overdrive switch to expand the gain range from clean to crunch, while the Red channel features a burn switch to engage even more distortion. Each channel has a control for gain and volume, and shares a three-band EQ and controls for reverb, resonance and presence. The Red channel also has a knob for a noise gate.
There’s also a rocker switch alongside the power and standby switches to drop the power level to one quarter.
Available in Black or Ivory, the head features a black steel grille, brushed aluminium front panel and silver and black 5150 and EVH logo badges.
Lists for $899.99 / £799 / €899. For comparison, the MSRP of the 100-watt EVH 5150III is $2,399.99, with a list price of $1,799.99.
5150 Iconic 40-Watt 1×12 Combo
The combo has two JJ 6L6 power tubes rather than the head’s four. It features a cabinet made from MDF, with internal plywood baffling for focusing bass response. The single 12-inch speaker is a custom EVH Celestion, voiced specifically for the 5150 Iconic preamp.
The amplifier features the same two channels and control panel features as the head, including the quarter-power level switch.
It’s available in Black or Ivory with black cloth front grille, and silver and black 5150 and EVH logo badges.
Lists for $799.99 / £799 / €899.
5150 Iconic 4×12 Cabinet
Meant for pairing with the 80-watt head, this cabinet features a straight front and the same MDF construction and internal plywood baffling as the combo, as well as four custom EVH 12-inch Celestion speakers. It measures in at 16 ohms, and has two recessed side-mounted steel bars and removable EVH pop-out casters. It comes in Black or Ivory textured vinyl, with a black grille cloth and silver and black 5150 and EVH logo badges.
Lists for $499.99 / £449 / €499.