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20.01.2007

Advantages:
Cheap vox AC30 with an overdrive channel

Disadvantages:
Very heavy

Recommendable Yes:

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Value for Money

Range & Quality of FeaturesAverage

Look & FeelExcellent

Ease of UseVery easy

Instruction ManualSatisfactory

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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.

Andrea

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n13roy 27.01.2007 10:28

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........

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Although I have given you a helpful I think more info could make this review much better

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Long Name LA 30
Type Guitar Amplifier
Genre Combo
Manufacturer Laney

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