Laney tube amps

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  1. calibre2001

    calibre2001 New Member

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    What ya think of them? 8)
     
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    I really like them. I've not owned any, but I've played through a few and played with a few guys that had them. I helped a songwriter I used to play for pick one out actually-- their acoustic/electric amp, I don't know if that one is all tube or not.

    I've never heard nothing bad about them and the ones I've heard or played through cranked really sweet tone.
     
  3. Bernard_Rzeznik

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    I bought one approximately 6 months ago and i am loving it.
    I bought a LH50R (50watts, all tube), with a Laney 4 by 12 quad. Incidently, since then i have never seen a LH50, anywhere. A slightly obscure model.
    But, to the point, its a great amp! To begin with, it has serious power! With your gain and volume on 5, it is roasting your ears like there is no tommorrow....something like that anyway. It is plenty loud.
    The clean channel is good. It seems to maintain its cleanness at some fairly damn decent volumes, although i confess that i never use the clean sound anyway, because....
    The overdrive channel is gold. I am generally only a mild overdrive user, and rarely bring the gain above 5 or 6. With the gain around there, and my bridge p90 (Epiphone Casino) cranked to 10, it screams. Smooth, full distortion. I recently got a Digitech Screamin' Blues pedal and combination is fantastic. Sustain till the cows come home. The pedal gives a looser sound, beautifully bluesy (profound really, given the name of the pedal).

    Anyway. Maybe you can tell form this that i am no expert, but from what i hear (literally) Laney tube amps are a good deal. A Marshall playing mate of mine recently had a play through my amp, and was blown away. Loved it.
    Check out www.harmonycentral.com for more stuff.
     
  4. Six String

    Six String Moderator Staff Member

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    A couple of musician friends I've played with have Laney's and I must say I was really impressed. They are a crankin amp! 8) 8) 8)
     
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    I've recently bought a VC30 1x12. Which I like a lot.
    It's got a new celestion Vintage 30 speaker. Which is nice and warm. The tone is more of a Fender than Marshall though despite of the 4 el84 tubes.
    The 2x12 version would have been even better but I just didn't have the cash. And I also like the vintage styling. I'm not to wild about the distortion. To weak for my taste. But I use a Boss ME50 straight into the amp and that takes care of al my metal needs. It's a class A amp and I heard it referred to as an AC30 on the cheap. But I don't know if there's any truth in that. Maybe Voxman has an opinion on that.

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  6. Voxman

    Voxman Moderator Staff Member

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    Think I had an AOR in the past and it just didn't do it for me....but that was many years ago. The old supergroups are cool, and that's the Black Sabbath amp on the first few recordings....from what I understand!
     
  7. calibre2001

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    Yeah Laneys are often branded as a poor man's Marshall. Unfair!
     
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    Lately I've been toying with a "Booster" as in treble booster in front of another Distortion/overdrive pedal with outstanding results after tweaking them to work together in getting the distortion sounds to be near perfect, in my opinion, with these kinds of amps.........try it and see what you can come up with....
     
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    ... so the "poor mans Marshall" sounds like a Marshall... but is affordable..........? Then the Marshall has a portion of the price for the name? :wink: :wink: :wink:
     
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    I was experimenting with boosting yesterday and was pleased with the results by simply boosting the gain, tone and level to around 4-5 o clock on my TS7 modded to TS808 specs. I got a nice pseudo- bluesbreaker type of tone. It was warm albeit overdrive-y. I was once GASing for one of these : http://www.tone-man.com/rangemaster.htm . Listen to the sound clips, its simply brilliant but not worth the $$ IMO. Now with this setup, despite not being 100% the same, I won't think of a TB.

    LOL indeed. Nah I think they sound a little different but still Laneys can stand well on their own. Most people here are like Vox, Marshall, Fender amp heads. OK, I'm envious :roll:
     
  11. solidhex

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    Yeah as far as I know. Iommi used the Laney Supergroup heads with a Dallas Rangemaster on the first 2 records. Then Laney came out with the Klipp head in 1970. I've got one, its definitely the Masters Of Reality/ Vol 4 tone.

    --Brad
     
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    I got 3 Laney's at the present time, 2 half stacks consisting of a 50w AOR and a 100w AOR, both have 4x12 "A" Cabinets and my "practice" amp which is a LC15R with a 10" speaker. They all kick ass and i wouldn't unload them for nothing........well almost nothing :wink:
    What is nice about the AOR series is the treble, mid-range and bass all have boost which really makes it scream :twisted:
     
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    Vox, Mr Iommi is still using Laney's today ! He also has a "Signatuer" amp by Laney !
    GH100TI

    The GH100TI is a 100 watt master volume style head designed specifically to meet the tonal demands of Tony Iommi. The GH100TI is equipped for out and out metal with 5 stages of gain permanently engaged and several cunning high gain modifications, this amplifier is the ultimate partner to one of the most influential players of all time. The GH100TI awesome output is matched by the extraordinary GS412LA and GS412LS cabinets, specifically designed to accommodate the GH100TI output characteristics. These cabs are "Metal" through and through, fitted with custom designed Celestion drivers and finished with a steel kick grill. The ultimate NU metal stack!
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