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    Default My EVH 5150 III Demo on Youtube...(some sloppy guitar playing ahead) :)

    Hey guys, here is my attempt at doing a video this afternoon of my EVH 5150 III amp and cabinet along with my Frankie from Divebomb guitars. The pickup used in the guitar is a Duncan 78 EVH.

    I do not claim to be a pro and only play for the fun and joy of it. I don;t do much of Eddie's material and this is mostly me noodling around and throwing in some riffs here and there....

    I'd love to know your feedback on the amp, tone, and my playing. I walk through the 3rd channel then 2nd then 1st. I dont go too clean on the 1st channel...I wanted to show more of it's rock side.

    Fast forward if it gets a little boring and see the other channels.

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    I like the sound.
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    Amp tone sounds great on the various channels. Did you get a decent price on it? I like the little bit of Hendrix thrown in near the end- wasn't expecting it while focusing on a striped guitar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donkost View Post
    Amp tone sounds great on the various channels. Did you get a decent price on it? I like the little bit of Hendrix thrown in near the end- wasn't expecting it while focusing on a striped guitar.
    Hi, thanks. I think I did pretty good on the deal. I bought the head for $1800 and the cab for $749. It's still really expensive for gear but I believe you get what you pay for with equipment.

    My playing is better in person than the video shows but I never perform well when being filmed or recording...not sure why that happens.

    I love Hendrix by the way...

    Thanks for your feedback. I'm interested in what others think and also if anybody has ay constructive feedback on my playing.

    Thanks...

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    sweet.

    never too many music clips dude.

    playing is decent and the amp sounds good.

    i don't know what it is about this amp, the soundform sounds VERY SHARP to my ears, almost like a digital amp, not round and warm.

    anyone else hear the same thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil'devil View Post
    sweet.

    never too many music clips dude.

    playing is decent and the amp sounds good.

    i don't know what it is about this amp, the soundform sounds VERY SHARP to my ears, almost like a digital amp, not round and warm.

    anyone else hear the same thing?
    Hmm, interesting...do you think it's because i'm using a tiny microphone from my video camera? I dont think those things are made to capture loud volume...

    I think the amp is really warm...but it does sound different on video.

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    i think it sounds awsome, the tone is great. wht kind of woof is the guitar? and is that pickup discontinued? i think a while ago i read about it and if im not mistaken they dont make them anymore. is that correct?
    your playing sounds good too,lets hear some more

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    nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeftyVanHalen View Post
    Hmm, interesting...do you think it's because i'm using a tiny microphone from my video camera? I dont think those things are made to capture loud volume...

    I think the amp is really warm...but it does sound different on video.
    you know, that must be it.

    all the youtube clips have this 'sharp/harsh' sound of the vhiii so i thought it was the amp.

    i'm going to haveto give the amp a test in store and compare.

    anyway, good stuff, post more pls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTHONY5150 View Post
    i think it sounds awsome, the tone is great. wht kind of woof is the guitar? and is that pickup discontinued? i think a while ago i read about it and if im not mistaken they dont make them anymore. is that correct?
    your playing sounds good too,lets hear some more
    Hi, thanks! The guitar body is made of Ash and i'm not sure if the Duncan pickup was discontinued. Anyone else know?

    I'll post some more later today. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil'devil View Post
    you know, that must be it.

    all the youtube clips have this 'sharp/harsh' sound of the vhiii so i thought it was the amp.

    i'm going to haveto give the amp a test in store and compare.

    anyway, good stuff, post more pls.
    Hi, I think the sharp/harsh sound is just the camera microphone. It doesnt sound that way in person for sure. The amp has a very warm sound to it because of the 6L6 tubes...

    I'll post some more later today.

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    Realy Nice tone mate. I wish they'de do a combo of this model.

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    Hey Lefty, sounds good! I think you're a little hard on yourself as to your playing...believe me, I'm much sloppier than that! Anyways, I'm impressed with the amp...I've heard other players who have had issues with Channel 3, but that sounded pretty nice....I was impressed with the SD EVH 78 pickup...it cleans up pretty nicely, as well..I have a SD SH-11 in one of my guitars and its tone seems a little shriller than what you got...does anyone know how the EVH 78 stacks up compared to the GFS VEH pickup? Just wondering...
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    That's some nice playing and some nice tone there. I'm the same way, if I play in front of any kind of an audience my fingers seize up. I play pretty good in front of my dog though! I need to get the 5150 III at some point, it sounds terrific on each channel. It might be the last amp I buy because it seems to do everything very well.

    The SD 78 is a real nice pickup. Great clarity and harmonics with a bit of an aggressive growl to it. I've got one in a basswood body that I'm almost finished putting together. Early testing has produced some nice results but somewhat unexpected...it sounds almost like a single coil at times, definitely doesn't sound like a typical bucker.

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    cool!! How much did the guitar cost you? I need to get one of those. It's nice to listen to a fellow lefty player.

 

 

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