Sounds great, cheap, looks great. brilliant for any iommi fans
Where Obtained: UK
The amp has quite a lot of great features for this price. A bright switch in the clean channels.a vibe switch which sounds the s--- in ch.3
Very convincing tube sound and dist sounds great at high and low levels of volume
Takes time to work out as mine didnt come with a manual.i thought it had only two channels untill i seen it on laney.co.uk
Strong rubber feet.no back which is tempting to put speaker tearing pedals when taking it to a gig
For this kind of money it's a lot of amp. Rated at 65W it's powerful enough to gig with and it should do fine in the studio or the bedroom too, because of the "vibe" function. Where I live the Marshall AVT 50 costs about 220 USD more and the Yamaha DG60 costs about 100 USD more. It's a Laney, it doesn't sound quite like a Marshall, not quite like a Fender... It's somewhere in between. And that's a good thing, because it lets you conjure up a boatload of diverse sounds with a convincing tube overdrive and a sustain that just won't stop. I'm in love! Whether you just want a straight-up rock amp or an all-rounder that can do it all... Check this one out!
Price: $396.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Music Center
Three channels with two separate tone controls + separate reverb. Channels + reverb footswitchable. Has a preamp tube and a solidstate poweramp. 1x12" speaker producing 65 watts RMS. Clean has a bright switch. The drives have an "enhance" function which scoops or adds mids. Also it has a "vibe" switch which personally I leave on all the time. The overdrive sounds much more "tubey" that way. Also at low volume levels.
Clean: with an Ibanez AF120 jazzer. Sounds wonderful. At higher volumes it's got that warm clean fuzz to it. Hit the bright-switch and you're wailing country.
The overdrives I use with my Yamaha Pacifica or my Ibanez S540FM. At lower overdrives it's got that bluesy Strat-quack with the Yammy and with the bridge humbucker you can really rock it out. The way it's intended is that "drive 1" is for rhythm settings and "drive 2" is for your leadwork. "Drive 2" with the gain all the way up gives you endless Santana-like sustain. Soundwise it's very versatile. "Drive 2" with the gain halfway and loads of mids gives you that SRV-ish bluestone. There's not really enough gain for the kind of "Nu-metal", but a pedal should solve that. Fact is there's a lot of tone on tap here already.
Easy enough. Any new amp takes some fiddling to get it right, but let's face it... We all love to fiddle, don't we?
The unit looks very sturdy with a thick tolex cover and chrome pots. The tube is securely cased in. It should withstand the stage.