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Fender Announces Edward Van Halen EVH® 5150III™ Head And 5150III™ 412 Straight Enclosure [ Summer NAMM 2007 ]

United States
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27 July 2007 — This professional all-tube amplifier was developed to meet the exacting specifications of Edward Van Halen, a true living legend of rock guitar. The 5150III™ amp’s flexible feature set allows creation of tones from clean to crunch to full-out distortion, inspiring limitless artistic expression; matching 412 enclosures with EVH® signature Celestion® speakers deliver richness and power. Truly roadworthy, EVH® amps feature uncompromising construction that promises peak performance for years to come.

Painstakingly designed to the exacting specifications of Edward Van Halen, the all-tube EVH® 5150III™ 100-watt head and matching 5150III™ 412 Straight Enclosure are available in black and ivory vinyl covering.

Unique features include:

  • Ultra high-gain preamp design; custom voiced for maximum harmonic content.
  • Three individual channels (clean, medium gain, high gain) with dedicated gain, volume, EQ, and presence controls for each.
  • Custom heavy-duty footswitch with simplified “step on the channel you want” configuration.
  • Front-panel metal grille with EVH® striped motif.
  • Color-coded channel and footswitch LEDs.
  • Premium birch-ply enclosures.
  • Eddie Van Halen signature Celestion® G12EVH speakers have a sensitive, harmonically rich tone.


Designed in Scottsdale, Ariz. and built in Ensenada, Mexico they will be available to dealers in July, 2007

Why are Fender building them? Edward Van Halen came to Fender to build his “dream” guitars and amps. We did just that, and the association promises success for both parties. The amp itself is very different from any Fender model and promises to reach a whole new crop of players beyond our core customers.

EVH® 5150III™ Head • Specifications

Model NameEVH® 5150III™ HEAD
SeriesEVH®
TypeTube Amplifier (head)
Output100 watts RMS
Ohms4, 8 or 16 ohms (selectable)
Speakers5150III™ 412 enclosure recommended
ChannelsThree channels with channel switching
FeaturesAll-tube amplifier with channel switching Wide range of tones from clean to extremely high-gain overdrive White pointer knobs Effects loop with ¼” send and return jacks Preamp output Four-button footswitch with color-coded LEDs; simplified “step on the channel you want” switching Impedance selector (4, 8 and 16 ohms) Two speaker outputs
ControlsChannel One: Gain, low, mid, high, volume, channel select, presence Channel Two: Gain, low, mid, high, volume, channel select, presence Channel Three: Gain, low, mid, high, volume, channel select, presence Power and standby Impedance selector (4, 8 and 16 ohms)
CoveringTextured vinyl covering (black or ivory) EVH® striped metal grille
Weight55 lbs. (25 kg)
DimensionsHeight: 10.25” (26 cm) Width: 29.75” (75.5 cm) Depth: 11.5” (29.3 cm)
TubesFour 6L6 output tubes Eight 12AX7 preamp tubes
Shipg. Weight60 lbs. (27.2 kg) including packaging
CoverOptional cover available, P/N 0073406000
IntroducedJuly 1, 2007
FootswitchFour-button footswitch included (P/N 0070926000)
Msrp:$1,999.99


Model NameEVH® 5150III™ 412 STRAIGHT
Model Numbers2252100000 EVH 5150III™ 412 STRAIGHT BLACK 2252100400 EVH 5150III™ 412 STRAIGHT IVORY
SeriesEVH®
TypeSpeaker enclosure
Impedance16 ohms
SpeakersFour 12” 15-ohm Celestion® G12EVH (P/N 0073326000)
FeaturesPremium birch-ply construction Large-radius rounded edges Metal corners Recessed metal handles Single ¼” input
CoveringTextured vinyl covering (black or ivory) with heavy-woven black grille cloth
Weight88 lbs. (40 kg)
DimensionsHeight: 30” (76.2 cm) Width: 29.25” (74.3 cm) Depth: 14” (35.5 cm)
Power Hndlg.100 watts RMS
Shipg. Weight98 lbs. (44.4 kg) including packaging
CoverOptional (P/N 0073253000)
AccessoriesPop-out swivel casters (included, P/N 0056483000)
IntroducedJuly 1, 2007
Msrp:$1,099.99


EVH® 5150III™ • Features and Benefits

EVH® 5150III™ Head
Made to Edward Van Halen’s exacting specifications The exact amp used in the studio and onstage by a true “living legend” of rock guitar.
Heavy-duty hardware and construction Rugged and roadworthy.
Vertically mounted preamp tubes with premium sockets Rugged and roadworthy.
Custom made transformers and special biasing Achieves Edward’s fabled “variable AC” effect
Lower-noise preamp circuitry Less hiss and hum than many ultra-high gain amplifiers
Preamp designed to add extremely high harmonic content Makes notes seem to “jump out of the guitar,” and inspires creative, unpredictable playing
“Step on what you want” footswitch with color-coded LEDs Instantly select any of the three channels with one button push; selection is easily visible on a darkened stage; FX loop can also be selected


EVH® 5150III™ 412 Straight Enclosure
Celestion® G12EVH speakers Dynamic, harmonically rich tone
Premium birch-ply cabinet construction with bolt-on back panel Relatively lightweight and very resonant, per artist specs


“Why did I want to do this amp? I’m a tone chaser!” — Edward Van Halen

EVH® 5150III™ • Recommended Accessories and Add-ons

  • Cover, EVH 5150III™ Head
  • Cover, EVH 5150III™ 412 Straight Enclosure
  • Speaker Cable, 4’


Watch for new EVH® brand accessories in the near future!
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