EVH Iconic Review
For a price under 1,000$, the evh iconic is an excellent choice. This combo amp packs a lot of pro features into a simple two-channel design. The result is an exceptionally versatile amp that can serve as a practice and recording tool at home or in the studio.
Developed in collaboration with Eddie Van Halen, this 40-watt 1x12 combo delivers the signature tone that made the legendary guitarist one of the greatest rock players ever. Powered by two 6L6 power tubes and voiced with two ECC83 preamp tubes, this amplifier produces high-gain Van Halen tones in an instantly recognizable style.
Its two channels offer a wide variety of tones, capturing the full spectrum of Eddie’s sound. Channel 1 offers a clean sweeping tone animated to juicy Overdrive by the Overdrive switch, while channel 2 screams with a distorting Brown tone that is ready to add some fire with the Burn switch. Boost control over both channels provides further shaping options, even without pedals.
The evh iconic is also equipped with a top-shelf noise gate that will help to keep your playing quiet and clean at all times, while the high-quality reverb promises a dynamic performance and U.S.-prime, grade-A-stamped sound. Other features include a power reduction circuit, speaker-emulated output, dual parallel speaker outputs, selectable impedance, and an excellent-sounding effects loop.
Whether you’re looking for vintage high-tone tones or modern metal riffs, the evh iconic is an exceptional value for the money. It is a great choice for all guitar players, especially beginners and those who want to upgrade their existing gear.