EVH Gear Announces New 5150III 50W EL34 Version Head and 212 Cab

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Eddie Van Halen is not a guy who is content to rest on his laurels of past success, and today his brand EVH Gear has launched yet another iteration of his extremely popular 5150III amp head, this time in a 50 watt EL34 design with a black and gold color scheme and matching 212 cab.

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EVH® ANNOUNCES NEW 5150III® 50W EL34 HEAD & CAB

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (October 24, 2017) – EVH is pleased to announce the release of the new 5150III® 50W EL34 head and 5150III® EL34 212ST cabinet.

Fans of the 5150III® 100W EL34 head now have a more portable and affordable option with the same lethal looks and ferocious EL34 tone, along with new independent volume and gain control for all three channels.

The EL34 power tubes deliver signature harmonic overtones, with more dynamic compression and saturation that evoke a more modern “British” sound, all with the sustain and versatility expected from EVH 5150III® amps.

Channel one boasts a more sparkling and compressed clean tone, while channels two and three possess a slightly darker and compressed tone with even more saturation than before. Channels one and two each have dual concentric gain/volume controls with shared EQ (low, mid, high), while channel 3 has an independent EQ. Other features include a rear-panel resonance control that tailors low-frequency response for all channels and a global presence control.

Wrapped in an elegant gold and black EVH motif, the EL34 50-watt head also is equipped with an effects loop, headphone jack, pre-amp out and midi-in.

The new 5150III® EL34 212ST cabinet is the perfect companion to the new 5150III® 50W EL34 Head with a matching black and gold motif.

This 50-watt, 16 ohm straight-front 212 cabinet features rock solid birch construction, Signature Celestion® G12H Anniversary Series speakers, EVH casters, head-mounting mechanism and tilt-back legs.

About EVH®: Two of the most important and recognizable names in rock ‘n’ roll joined forces in 2005 to develop and launch the EVH brand of guitars, amplifiers and musical products. Guitar icon Eddie Van Halen combines more than 35 years of unparalleled instinct and innovation in instrument and amp design with the expertise of the craftsmen and engineers at Fender® to create some of the highest quality, best sounding and most durable musical instrument products available today.

EVH brand products are the embodiment of Eddie Van Halen’s legendary sound crafting abilities created in partnership with Fender, one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors. Notable products include EVH 5150III™ amplifiers and cabinets, Frankenstein™ replica guitar, Striped Series and Wolfgang® guitars in addition to high-quality EVH brand guitar accessories. For more information, visit www.evhgear.com.

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