THE LITTLE SCREAMER
The EVH 5150 15W LBXII Head is a pint-sized head that packs plenty of Eddie-esque tone and attitude — from an impressive amount of gain to sparkling highs and defined bass.
This easily-portable amp head offers two distinct channels. The Clean channel (green) sings with pristine, crystal cleans or even punchy gain for bluesy vibes, while the Crunch channel (blue) hits with tight and compressed overdriven tone with endless sustain for epic solos.
Bedroom players can utilize the 1/4-power switch to reduce the head to 3.5 watts and avoid disturbing the rest of the household, while studio and live musicians can leverage this same feature to turn up the head for a squeezed and spongy tone.
The LBXII also has dual gain and volume controls for independent control of each channel and level matching, as well as shared EQ presence and resonance controls.
SOUND ON THE GO
Four JJ ECC83S (12AX7) preamp tubes up the ante with plenty of saturated, high-gain tone synonymous with Van Halen’s high-powered sound when pushed to the brink. Two JJ EL84 power tubes produce Eddie’s tonal attitude with a modern twist, delivering distinguished harmonics similar to early British-style tube amps.
TAP OF THE FOOT
Toggling from Clean (Ch.1) to Crunch (Ch. 2) is just a mere tap of your foot away with the 1-button footswitch.