Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Beginner's Review Pt 20: EVH 5150 III

In the first video .. Aizat (featured guitarist)  tested the clean, crunch and lead channel. badly recorded by the videographer .. hahaha .. the video a bit lengthy though ...

In the second video, another attempt on the third channel by Aizat ...

We tested the amp with EVH Wolfgang Special.

Honestly, it is the most difficult guitar gear for me to review .. why?

1) though this amp is not the first high end amp that I tested, but I believe the EVH is in its own league as compared to Mesa Single rec
2) it was built, engineered and designed for soloists
3) We didnt tweak the amp properly ... both of us were like in hurry .. not sure why
4) we didn't test the third channel reasonably loud enough .. again, I am not sure why ... 

and therefore my review would be ..

I was waiting for the 'wow' factor or jaw drop moment, somehow it didn't happened. Perhaps due to the reasons above. My limited playing ability was also a major factor, this amp is way too high end for me. That's why I asked Aizat to assist me. I dont think I should comment on the clean mode, I dont think people buy this amp for its clean channel. I prefer the crunch mode than the hi gain, the crunch mode has a distinct tone as compared to other big amps. The hi gain .. well, its difficult for me to comment, perhaps because there are little differences between good amps, difficult for me to notice it.  Overall,  I think this amp is a tool for specialist and perhaps may be a bit demanding too.

Finally, if i were to choose between mesa single rec or the EVH 5150,   I would choose the mesa single rec. Hey .. dont take my review too seriously ok ... I'm just a beginner .. :)

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