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Sollesnes
post Jan 29 2010, 10:34 AM
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Hey guys smile.gif

Does anyone have any experience with this amplifier?
I am looking for a versatile amp, but I also need it to do metal very well. I have been thinking of the ENGL Powerball, Bogner Uberschall, Peavy 6505+ and the Laney VH100R.
The Powerball seems good, but I'm afraid it might not be versatile enough. The Uberschall seems a bit loose and saggy, the 6505+ seems great for metal rythm playing, but nothing else? and the Laney VH100R I'm afraid might not do metal well enough, being more rock oriented? Or being too trebly. I love the Opeth tone, but I hear they use the Boss GT for distortion live, and not the VH100R.

I plan on getting myself a Maxon OD808 and use it as a TS though, but I have little experience with it.
I would be really grateful if anyone have any good words to say, or have tried/owned a VH100R and can come with some input.
If you want, you could check out my bands myspace, and you can hear what kind of music we play.

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post Jan 29 2010, 04:10 PM
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I'm pretty sure Paul Gilbert used one boosted for a fairly long time. And it's nearly the same amp I think as Iommi's signature, but I could be wrong. I seem to remember advocating (because I had bee previously GASing for) this amp, but then Zakk came in and corrected me a bit tongue.gif


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post Jan 29 2010, 04:25 PM
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the VH100 has the same gain channel as the GHxxL (GH50L f.eg).
These Laneys were teriffic amp to get a couple of years ago when the price was too low. Laney has since then raised the price for both the VH100R and GH series so it's less appealing today imho. Havn't played one for ages!
It can't hold it's own for that kind of 5150 or Poweraball brutal metal but you'd have to add an OD before it.

However, the Laney society, like the Orange ditto is an exclusive one of proud members. Someday I will be a member in one of these too wink.gif


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post Jan 29 2010, 06:08 PM
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Peavey is great amp, not sure about that Laney. But I suggest that you try both of them in the store with several guitars, you will get a pretty good idea if you like them or not. Listen to your ears.


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post Feb 1 2010, 01:09 PM
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I know several people in my town which has the ENGL Screamer. I`ve heard it perform wonderful blues/jazz/rock tones without any problem! On the other hand, no one of the people I know are metalheads, so I can`t remember how it tackles some really heavy music (though I`m sure it does it well, like all engls, there is enough Gain for most music smile.gif )


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post Feb 1 2010, 01:43 PM
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The Powerball is versatile enough for sure smile.gif
It has amazing cleans as well as distortion from 1 to 500 laugh.gif

I loved mine, but it was way to big and loud for me...
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post Feb 1 2010, 03:50 PM
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Thanks guys smile.gif

I really want to try them, but the store(s) here never have the amps I want to try tongue.gif I gotte take my guitar to tech soon (broken pick-up switch), and I'll check out then. smile.gif For some reason, I just really really want the Laney xD

Does anyone know anything about the bogner?

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post Feb 1 2010, 06:25 PM
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QUOTE (Sollesnes @ Feb 1 2010, 03:50 PM) *
Thanks guys smile.gif

I really want to try them, but the store(s) here never have the amps I want to try tongue.gif I gotte take my guitar to tech soon (broken pick-up switch), and I'll check out then. smile.gif For some reason, I just really really want the Laney xD

Does anyone know anything about the bogner?

The Bogner is absolutely amazing as well smile.gif
That would actually be the one I'd buy out of those I think...

But this is all subjective though, so you should try 'em out and then decide smile.gif
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post Feb 9 2010, 06:11 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Jan 29 2010, 06:08 PM) *
Peavey is great amp, not sure about that Laney. But I suggest that you try both of them in the store with several guitars, you will get a pretty good idea if you like them or not. Listen to your ears.


if you are able to do that, that's a must before buying


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post Feb 9 2010, 10:42 PM
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after listen to your band, I'd go for peavey 6505 or Engl, I think you are looking for a sound like In Flames, and bands like that. so these two amps are versatile enough your what you are looking for.


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post Feb 13 2010, 01:55 PM
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Thanks for the help guys smile.gif

I went with the VH100R and a Framus 212 cabinet. smile.gif
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