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Anyone else own a EVH5150iii combo?
Old 4th October 2019
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Anyone else own a EVH5150iii combo?

Hey all, first time in these parts of the site. I recently picked up a EVH 212 combo version of the 5150iii.

I absolutely love it, but I noticed it literally can't be played past half volume without a it sounding like it is coming from a tin can, inside someone's sinus cavity. It is nasally! No eq seems to change it.

I am struggling to figure out if the "pinch" is related to the speakers being only rated at 60 TOTAL watts (30 each) and they are distorting, or if it is in fact the power section.

Any insight is greatly appreciated!
Old 8th October 2019
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Do you have access to an external cab you can try it with?
Old 9th October 2019
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Could depend on the gain you’re going with here.
I’m not sure since you haven’t mentioned it and I haven’t turned one up towards but I do know that with evh and 5150’s, once you get the gain past about 5 they kind of become becomes a fizz can factories and a lot of guys get that wrong and think the amps are bad. Generally you want to keep the gain around like 3-4 for maybe up to 5 or 6 for lead/single not riff stuff.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Could depend on the gain you’re going with here.
I’m not sure since you haven’t mentioned it and I haven’t turned one up towards but I do know that with evh and 5150’s, once you get the gain past about 5 they kind of become becomes a fizz can factories and a lot of guys get that wrong and think the amps are bad. Generally you want to keep the gain around like 3-4 for maybe up to 5 or 6 for lead/single not riff stuff.
Yep, my gain is always on 4 on the red channel, maybe 5 on the blue and green channels.

I swapped the speakers for some V30's and the amp is pushing a lot more air now.

Still gets "hairy" sounding past half volume, but much more tolerable now.
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