EVH’s new 5150III 15W LBX-S Head is its most versatile lunchbox amp yet

EVH 5150III 15W LBX-S Head
(Image credit: EVH Gear)

EVH has announced the 5150III 15W LBX-S Head, the third iteration in its series of lunchbox guitar amp heads.

The LBX-S combines features from both the LBXI and LBXII in that it teams the 5150III’s Green ‘clean’ channel with the Red ‘full burn’ channel, promising tones spanning blues to metal.

There are dual-concentric gain and volume controls to adjust each channel, as well as shared EQ, presence and resonance controls.

You’ll also find a 1/4-power switch to cut the amp’s 15W output to 3.5W, dual parallel speaker output jacks, an effects loop and a one-button footswitch.

Tubes include four JJ ECC83S (12AX7) preamp tubes and two JJ EL84 power tubes, and an internal bias control port is onboard.

EVH 5150III 15W LBX-S Head

(Image credit: EVH Gear)

Finally, in a move that may well have been inspired by PRS’s MT 15, the LBX-S’s stealthy cage comes with internal LED backlighting that switches from green to red depending on the channel selected.

The 5150III 15W LBX-S Head is available from October for $699/£629. Head on over to EVH Gear for more info.

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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.