Wednesday, March 18, 2015

VIDEO: Eddie Van Halen test drives 5150IIIS Stealth amp head

Eddie Van Halen can be seen test driving his new 5150IIIS Stealth amp head in a newly-released video by the guitar icon.

Van Halen first developed the addition to his EVH Gear product line as he prepared for the band’s 2012 tour in support of “A Different Kind Of Truth.”

“It’s kind of like a turbocharged 5150III,” he explains, “and some people are like, ‘Huh?’ because the standard 5150III is a mega-beast to begin with… but it’s even hotter.”

To fully show the capabilities of the 5150IIIS Stealth, Van Halen himself ran the gear through a thorough demonstration, putting its deep bass contour and seamless switching to the test. And he did so with some of his most beloved riffs, including the ones from “Hot for Teacher” and “Dance the Night Away.”

The 5150IIIS 120-Watt Head Stealth helps players to capture the authentic EVH sound—from clean to crunchy to searing lead—when dialing in your own personal settings.

Features include:

• A re-voiced second channel for more present, defined low-mids and crunch
• Enhanced low-frequency range on the third channel
• Increased gain on channels 2 and 3 to drive your tone to the next level
• Rear-panel resonance controls for each channel giving you even more powerful lows
• Newly added adjustable bias control

Full product details are available at

Eddie and Van Halen are gearing up for the March 31 release of “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert”, their first-ever live album with original frontman David Lee Roth.

The band have issued “Runnin’ With The Devil” and “Panama” as a preview to the project, which captures the band in concert at the Japanese venue in 2013.

See also:

VIDEO: David Lee Roth intros Trisha Paytas cover of Hot For Teacher
Van Halen tops the hennemusic Hot 10
VIDEO: Eddie Van Halen jams Eruption in the studio
AUDIO: Van Halen preview Tokyo Dome Live In Concert
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