Review of "Laney LA 30"

published 20/01/2007 | mandrea
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Pro Cheap vox AC30 with an overdrive channel
Cons Very heavy
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I bought this as an ex demo model about 5 years ago. I had never used a Laney before but was amazed by the sound quality for an unfashionable brand. Brand new, you should expect to pay around £450, which i think is fantastic value for money.

Overdrive channel gives it an excellent vintage sound with a glassy, clean channel. Extremely good build quality, making it extremely heavy for a combo. It is based on the AC30, popularised by the Beatles.

Try finding a class A valve amplifier with spring reverb from a major brand at this price level!

It has a black leatherette finish, chrome control plate with chicken head dials and black grill cloth, chrome corner protecters and a leather handle. It looks very smart and has been commented on frequently when i have been gigging with it.

It has a tendency for microphonic feedback at high volumes and if you want distortion then you better get a fuzz pedal.

The EQ is pretty weak and its really only got 2 sounds, both of which are very good but if you want variety you will have to make use of its effect loop.


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  • n13roy published 27/01/2007
    Laney Amps were hugely popular during the 70s.....and somehow seemed to disappear almost over night, which is a shame, as they are very good indeed..........Roy........
  • Expired-Account published 20/01/2007
    Although I have given you a helpful I think more info could make this review much better
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Product Information : Laney LA 30

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Product Details

Long Name: LA 30

Type: Guitar Amplifier

Genre: Combo

Manufacturer: Laney


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