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    5150 iconic series

    Apparently this is real.

    https://reverb.com/item/41482580-evh...GIwXECV2ZpmcVT 7KOBS4DuGA4kOAfp1u7vZWk0


    #2
    Oh lord. I thought I had everything I needed

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      #3
      Why only 2 preamp tubes? That seems weird.

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        #4
        Originally posted by man jerk View Post
        Oh lord. I thought I had everything I needed
        Looking at the tube complement, I think your 5153 will continue to be the best product in the 5150 line, aside from an original 5150.

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          #5
          Originally posted by beneharris View Post
          Why only 2 preamp tubes? That seems weird.
          Looks like two more partially obscured by the power tubes?

          The MH gets away with 3 and basically sounds the same.

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            #6
            The product description at the bottom says 2, that's why I commented. I mean, the effects loop probably isn't tube driven, neither is the reverb. I wouldn't have thought 2 of those ECC83's would be enough gain for something like this. The 5150iii has 7

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              #7
              Ah, didn't bother to read...

              Yeah, I don't get it. Marshalls get away with two, and this is listed at only 80w. Bizarre.

              Edit: Wired correctly, though, that's four gain stages, so it's as many as the Recto has.

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                #8
                Maybe some sort of typo? but you're right, the picture reflects that. It is just such a departure from the circuit it claims to be based on. I guess they could be doing some sort of feedback loop into the two, and using the tubes in two halves, etc.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by beneharris View Post
                  Maybe some sort of typo? but you're right, the picture reflects that. It is just such a departure from the circuit it claims to be based on. I guess they could be doing some sort of feedback loop into the two, and using the tubes in two halves, etc.
                  Is that possible then? I have no clue how tube amps work đŸ˜…

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by beneharris View Post
                    Maybe some sort of typo? but you're right, the picture reflects that. It is just such a departure from the circuit it claims to be based on. I guess they could be doing some sort of feedback loop into the two, and using the tubes in two halves, etc.
                    12AX7s/ECC83s are dual triode tubes - they're essentially two amplifiers in one package. The OG 5150 had four sides of them for the gain stages, IIRC.

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                      #11
                      I have no doubts that this amp will be great.

                      It's Eddie's last contribution more than likely before he passed unless other stuff hasn't come out yet.

                      I know James Brown (Original Designer/Builder of the 5150) was hired onto help make amps with EVH again. So I'm sure it'll be awesome.

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                        #12
                        This may be an extension of the idea that Mesa and Marshall have both tried before where you're switching modes rather than channels. If James Brown figured that out, these could be really cool.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Adam View Post

                          Is that possible then? I have no clue how tube amps work đŸ˜…
                          Yeah, its actually pretty common.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Mike View Post

                            12AX7s/ECC83s are dual triode tubes - they're essentially two amplifiers in one package. The OG 5150 had four sides of them for the gain stages, IIRC.
                            That must be what is going on here. That was pretty common in early amps, I know.

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                              #15
                              I don't even need to click the link to know that I'll be buying one of these.

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                                #16
                                Link is not working for me.

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                                  #17
                                  That looks like a cheap knock-off.

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                                    #18
                                    4 6L6s for 80 watts??

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Ăœberschall View Post
                                      Link is not working for me.
                                      It does, you just have to scroll down when you land.

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Chris View Post
                                        I don't even need to click the link to know that I'll be buying one of these.
                                        An 80 watt made in China 5150, with 2 preamp tubes?

                                        You should probably click on that link before you buy đŸ˜…

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by Astrocreep View Post
                                          4 6L6s for 80 watts??
                                          Older Mesa Mark amps are 4 power tubes, and either 75, 85, or 90 watts.

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                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by Adam View Post

                                            An 80 watt made in China 5150, with 2 preamp tubes?

                                            You should probably click on that link before you buy đŸ˜…
                                            Yeah, this is actually kinda depressing, tbh. I mean, we'll have to wait to see what it sounds like. But really, a cheap amp with two preamp tubes is the first out of the gate after Eddie's passing? Ugh.

                                            Oh btw, a real 5150 is still just $999. Granted, also an import, but still. An actual tube amp.

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                                              #23
                                              Made in China?

                                              Well that sucks.

                                              I thought all of the EVH stuff were made in Mexico and the U.S.?

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                                                #24
                                                Jesus some youtuber actually made a video already, and the whole premise of the video is this Reverb auction.

                                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZt9Wsh4TcI

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                                                  #25
                                                  Hell, Lucas did too!



                                                  A 9 minute video of him reading the auction. There's truly nothing youtube people won't do for views.

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