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post Nov 16 2015, 07:54 PM
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bit of an update on the amp front. Basically I was looking at the VHT ultra head / cab or the jet city JCA2212. Both seemed good choices to me, although I was probably leaning towards the vht because I could get the head and cab for not a lot more than the combo rolleyes.gif Anyway, it looks like the VHT wont be coming into stock. It was supposed to be in at the end of last month but after it didnt show I asked Thomanns ( basically the only place I could find it with a reasonable UK delivery ) they dont know when or if it will be back. I think that option is dead.
The Jet city isn't in stock either but due in at the end of this month huh.gif so in the event of that falling through as well, I was looking at a possible alternative - what about the Laney CUB12?
I can get it from a UK store, which is a bonus. Its has the fx loop, and also as well as the 15w input it also has a 1w input which I thought was pretty cool, hopefully that would allow it to be pushed quite hard without needing to be too loud. Good price as well.
Anyone know if these Laneys are decent?


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Darius Wave
post Nov 16 2015, 08:13 PM
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CUB has a similar distortion idea as special 6. It needs a high volume to properly saturate it's power amp. We spoke about you using some extrenal distortion devices so it doesn not matter that much in your case. My personal experiences with Laney are all good. Of course do not speak off private tone preferences but most of the stuff I had something to do with was usually 2/3 the price of other solid brands and if was always onb top of "most rarely repair-need" type of gear smile.gif


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post Nov 16 2015, 09:53 PM
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Never played but always heard positive comments.


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post Nov 16 2015, 11:28 PM
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LANEY makes good gear. They have been making good quality gear for quite some time. Folks still collect their amps from the 80's in fact. The cub12 has a tube signal path so the overall "tone" will be nice and warm. As was mentioned for gain/dist, you'll probably need to add a pedal.

This little guy has a lot of options/tones/fx for the money. But it's not a full on tube amp.

http://www.andertons.co.uk/combo-amps/pid1...0-80w-combo.asp

here is the new version for 50 euro more

http://www.andertons.co.uk/combo-amps/pid4...o-amplifier.asp

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post Nov 17 2015, 01:52 PM
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thanks for the info guys smile.gif Im always a bit concerned I buy an amp or other piece of gear and then find out that its just for noobs and suckers biggrin.gif unsure.gif


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post Nov 18 2015, 03:30 AM
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My main amp was a Laney Lead 100 . When I first bought it , my band was in the middle of recording and I didn't want to record with it as most of the tracks were done. Our engineer found out I had it and talked me into bringing it in . He asked if I would record one song with it and if I didn't like it , he would not charge me for that studio time. Long story short- it sounded so much better than my Randall That we ended up re-recording four or so of our strongest tracks , because they sounded weaker compared to the Laney tone. I don't know if there is still a Gmc radio , But the track is in there if we do.

Found it , if you look under my name , there are three songs . Never look away was the Laney , the other two were the randall
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde...ortal:GMC_Radio

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post Nov 18 2015, 09:43 AM
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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Nov 18 2015, 02:30 AM) *
My main amp was a Laney Lead 100 . When I first bought it , my band was in the middle of recording and I didn't want to record with it as most of the tracks were done. Our engineer found out I had it and talked me into bringing it in . He asked if I would record one song with it and if I didn't like it , he would not charge me for that studio time. Long story short- it sounded so much better than my Randall That we ended up re-recording four or so of our strongest tracks , because they sounded weaker compared to the Laney tone. I don't know if there is still a Gmc radio , But the track is in there if we do.

Found it , if you look under my name , there are three songs . Never look away was the Laney , the other two were the randall
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde...ortal:GMC_Radio

That's pretty cool. your guitar sounds excellent through the laney.
Thanks for the link, I didnt know about the gmc radio smile.gif


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post Nov 19 2015, 01:58 AM
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Let us know what you decide on smile.gif The old LANEY AOR heads are still sought after and they are 30 years old. Sounds like any amp mentioned in this thread will do you right so just pick the one you like the best smile.gif


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That's pretty cool. your guitar sounds excellent through the laney.
Thanks for the link, I didnt know about the gmc radio smile.gif


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