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    Default Finally - video of my EVH 5150 III Stealth with seafoam Wolfgang.

    Got the Wolfgang back today from a pro setup - neck shim, fret dressing, etc. Plays like a total dream, but, as you can see in the video, the new strings are going a little out of tune. Need another hour or so to really stretch things in. Sorry for the lame picture and audio, but I'm home alone and have no help. This is with my iPhone 6 and, if you think the green channel sounds pretty clean for a Stealth, that's because I have a 12AU7 pre-amp tube in the V1 position. It really takes the edge off.


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    Looks great man! Awesome playing too! I really like the sound of the stealth head.

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    Yup, very nice job!
    The guitar looks and sounds great. Cool riffage, Rick!

    Glad you got her set up the way you like.
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    Cool man
    What brand 12au7 do you have in there?
    Do you think it takes away from the other gain stages in a negative way?
    I have the stealth head and very well make the tube change.

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    It's just a $10 JJ. I highly recommend it. I had lunch with Howard, the amp's designer, last week and we discussed this. He said you can put 12AU7s in all the V slots, but I don't want to lose that much gain. He said he thought the green on the Stealth and non-Stealth were about the same, but I strongly disagreed on that one. Changing out the V1 will just take the edge off the gain on all channels, but not suck the tone at all. There's plenty of gain on tap with blue and red, so having to turn their gains up another 1/4 turn to compensate for the 12AU7 is easily done. Hey, for $10 you can't go wrong. Try it.

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    I will order one right now
    Man, I would love to talk to that man. Its cool that you know him.
    Thank you

    Do you know if you used a long, medium, or short plate 12au7
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    I went with the long plate. It has been my experience that they are slightly warmer at least when comparing different 12ax7

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    If you have a technical question about your amp, send Howard a message through The Gear Page. He'll definitely help you out. He posts there on technical issues all the time. BTW, he brought a Lunchbox to show me last week, brought it into the restaurant and sat it on seat in our booth. He saw the photos that made it onto Facebook the day before, so he figured no harm in showing it to me. It's a little smaller than my GK 250ML.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Lee View Post
    If you have a technical question about your amp, send Howard a message through The Gear Page. He'll definitely help you out. He posts there on technical issues all the time. BTW, he brought a Lunchbox to show me last week, brought it into the restaurant and sat it on seat in our booth. He saw the photos that made it onto Facebook the day before, so he figured no harm in showing it to me. It's a little smaller than my GK 250ML.
    Cool
    I read all three threads at the gear page about the 50w. Lunch box I will get asap. Did he have any info on the new secret marshallesqe amp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by evhintexas View Post
    Did he have any info on the new secret marshallesqe amp?
    I got in trouble for commenting on that elsewhere, so you're gonna have to wait until others announce it.

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    No problem very understandable
    I just hope that amp comes to market. I'm all in for it and the lunchbox

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Lee View Post
    I got in trouble for commenting on that elsewhere, so you're gonna have to wait until others announce it.
    But Eddie himself commented on it! Haha

    Seriously though... I'm looking forward to it. Holding off buying an amp for just that reason.
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    And I commented on a thread someone else started after Eddie mentioned it. Someone told someone at Fender I was mentioning stuff that wasn't public, which wasn't true. But I don't want to cause trouble for anyone, so I'll just stay quiet about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Lee View Post
    And I commented on a thread someone else started after Eddie mentioned it. Someone told someone at Fender I was mentioning stuff that wasn't public, which wasn't true. But I don't want to cause trouble for anyone, so I'll just stay quiet about it.
    Fair enough, Rick.
    No worries.

    You know how it is though...us guitar players go crazy when Ed releases new gear!
    New (modern/reliable) gear with the older VH tone? I'm all in with chequebook ready to go
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Lee View Post
    Got the Wolfgang back today from a pro setup - neck shim, fret dressing, etc. Plays like a total dream, but, as you can see in the video, the new strings are going a little out of tune. Need another hour or so to really stretch things in. Sorry for the lame picture and audio, but I'm home alone and have no help. This is with my iPhone 6 and, if you think the green channel sounds pretty clean for a Stealth, that's because I have a 12AU7 pre-amp tube in the V1 position. It really takes the edge off.

    Great clip. Love your tone. Like the colored knobs to match which channel they're on on the amp too. Great idea.
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