NAMM: EVH Striped Series & 5150III Combo Release Nears

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Here it is: the official launch of the EVH Striped Series and 5150 III Combo. These puppies drummedup some serious interest at NAMM, and they’re bound to be an even bigger hit when they start appearing at your local music store in northern Spring 2013.

From EVHgear.com:

EVH is proud to release the EVH Striped Series guitars, which feature basswood Stratocaster®-style bodies decked out in Eddie Van Halen’s famed striped graphics. The three versions are red/white/black, black with yellow stripes and white with black stripes. This series also has a quartersawn maple neck with a hand-rubbed oil finish and thumbwheel truss rod adjustment, compound-radius maple fingerboard (12”-16”) with 22 jumbo frets and black dot inlays, plus a single ferocious direct-mount Wolfgang® humbucking pickup. Other premium features include a single volume control knob (labeled “tone”), single-ply black pickguard (on the white and black striped model only), bar string retainer and Floyd Rose® locking nut, EVH-branded Floyd Rose® locking tremolo with EVH D-Tuna®, EVH die-cast tuners, chrome hardware, vintage-style strap buttons and EVH neck plate. Available Spring 2013

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The EVH 5150III 50 watt 2×12 is a tube combo amp with two Celestion® G12M 8-ohm speakers and three channels (clean, crunch and lead). Powered by seven JJ ECC83 (12AX7) preamp tubes and two JJ 6L6 power tubes, it also features front-panel adjustable power output from 50 watts down to one watt.

Features include a single input, rear-panel selectable output impedance (4, 8 or 16 ohms), versatile controls for gain, low, mid and high EQ, volume, master presence, rear-panel master resonance, power level, level for the built-in DSP reverb, rear-panel MIDI input and preamp output, two rear-panel parallel speaker outputs, rear-panel effects loop and headphone jack (which mutes the power amp), and a four-button footswitch that controls all three channels and reverb.

Construction features a custom-shaped birch cabinet with special internal baffling, vintage-style chicken-head control knobs, red jewel light, recessed metal side handles, plastic top strap handle, and casters. Fitted cover optional. Available Spring 2013 in Black and Ivory.

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