NAD Laney Iommi 15W

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  1. dbb

    dbb Well-Known Member

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    So it's not to protect the speaker cone but to protect the user from himself?

    Oy......
     
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    shreddy bender Well-Known Member

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    "It's because of ME they put that warning label on there!"- Homer Simpson
     
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    No worries about mismatching ohmage Mr Pepper, the Lil Night Train can work with 8 (as in the Laney speaker) or 16. It adjusts the wattage (somehow :dunno:) to cope with differing impedance. I did try it plugged in to the 12" cabinet but it wasn't much to shout home about. It goes a lot better with my computer speaker system.

    Metal grilles are much the theme with the Iommi stuff. Practical and badass looking! It's a shame that the first thought was user protetction though. I mean, I'm all for safety but how hard must it be to figure that you don't stick your hand up the back of a working amp?

    I've heard such things about Laney cubs, sadly. No the TI15 is not like that. I can feel the thump under my feet even playing moderately on the 1W setting when I get into those palm mutes. Whoom! The Iommi is the kind of amp that makes me look a little sadly at all my others knowing that they'll have a tough time to compete.
     
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    The problem is finding one is Aus! I've been looking but so far unlucky
     
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    Well I tried the whole mic recording thing but I still have so much to explore with it that I didn't think it fair to record samples when they can sound so drastically different even from placing the mic 1" in a different direction. So, I recorded a Youtube video! It's obviously not perfect but it's not bad. I used my DSLR so it's not too shabby.

    Laney TI15 rough samples - YouTube


    I go through 4 different gain stages (cleanish, lite rock, hard rock, heavy metal) using the same EQ throughout. Just a quick sample because I'm not comfortable in front of cameras and not good enough for perfect takes!

    EDIT: I really cannot get this video to embed :( Phooey.
     
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    Cool....that amp sound better as the gain increases, unlike many.
     
  8. Heket

    Heket Well-Known Member

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    It really is a high gain amp. If you like cleans and light crunches it does not deliver much, certainly not as much as a nice Vox or Fender will. If, however, you tolerate cleans as necessary breathers in between the onslaught of wailing guitars it'll be fine :D On the video I had the gain at 9 o'clock (even then you could hear breakup), 12 o'clock (already in classic rock territory), 2 o'clock and full on with the pre-boost at 12 o'clock.

    It's a good gain sound. Full yet bright with no hint of wool or mud.

    Now where's Gemini? He's the one who originally asked for clips!
     
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    Heket,

    Here's a vid on mic placement that you might find useful,
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQX71Ycrg28]Guitar Speaker Miking - 5 Most Common Positions - Best Way to Mic Guitars - YouTube[/ame]

    The tone you get an that demo vid sounds surprisingly good for something done relatively informally like that.

    If you find that you want to focus that tone a bit more try throwing a tube screamer in front of it.
     
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    Thank you for sharing! :applause:
    I'm curious...how much clean headroom can you get if you turn the gain down all the way, the volume up all the way, and walk the gain knob up as if it was the volume knob? Can it get "stupid drummer loud clean" using that method?
    I ask because the best amp that i own for crystal cleans is a late 80s Laney AOR50...using this method.:dude:
     
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    That would be cool....a "metal" amp could also be a good clean amp.

    Jazz on a Laney?
     
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    Well I have heard metal on a twin reverb before... :naughty:
     
  13. Heket

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    I can't really comment on the cleanness much because I don't know how loud a drummer is :( I might give it a go later, using gain as volume. I can say that I cranked the volume on the 1W setting to see if I can get that lauded power amp crunch rather than preamp crunch, but didn't get very far. And that's on 1W!

    I'm sure clean on most Laneys isn't a problem but this particular Laney was made to rock with probably very little thought to the clean channel at all. I'm not really into cleans, so my cleans may be another man's filth. I'll give it a go later with the volume rolled back on the neck pup.
     
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    Good little video Heket,sweet sounding amp.
    Don't know about the not comfortable in front of cameras,you definately had the cool rock chick vibe going on
    .. ;)
     
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    very happy with mine too

    I bought a TI15 too a few weeks ago, my first valve amp and I must say it's breathtaking!

    Very happy with the 1W input because I live very near the cemetary and would sometimes worry about playing too loud.

    By the way, no surprise it fits so well with my guitar: Epiphone SG Iommi :naughty:
     
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    Very nice amp for some reason I though u played bass sorry bout that
     
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    Oh I do, but I also play guitar too, there's a reason I'm on this forum ;)

    This is an older thread, I got my Laney back in March. I play bass more than guitar these days, but I still get the SGs out for a bit of rockin'

    nevertoolate - so you live next to a cemetary, playing an Iommi SG with an Iommi amp. Are you sure you're not going to summon some hellbeast from the crypt?? Honestly though, Crank it when the cemetary is shut for visitors. I don't think the residents would mind :D
     
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    Talking of bass. It's December - any news of a happy arrival?
     
  19. frankd

    frankd Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on your laney nice amp.
    15 watts tube amps are loud enough to wake the dead he might wanna
    just go out to the cemetery some full moon and try it but be sure he video tapes it all either way the undead or cops coming after him sure to get lots of you tube hits!
    frankd :naughty:
     
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    See my post in my "Trigger pulled..." thread!
     

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