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is the difference between the gh50l and the gh100l just how loud they are?

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rulemaster wrote:
is the difference between the gh50l and the gh100l just how loud they are?


Volume has little to do with it, as the 100w will only be barely louder than the 50.


The biggest thing is headroom. A 50w will get that EL34 power tube distortion sooner than the 100w, even at the same settings.

The 100w will stay cleaner at higher volumes, and will have a slighly bigger low end.

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a guy from laney sent me a list of dealers in the U.S. in a spreadsheet. closest one that picked up the phone is like 3 hours away :(

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this might be an old thread, but i was looking for ways to quiet my laney vh100r down and stumbled upon this.
i bought mine for 200 or 250 bucks, i forget its been five years ago or more.
it had a blown transformer and i had to get one from england, at the time it was the only place to get one, the states didnt have any, i dont know if they still do?, more than likely they do. Anyways, when it was all said and done i had like 550 in it which for an all tube amp isnt bad at all.
I've had the same sovtek 6l6's in it for the longest time and just recently switched to the ElectroHarmonix el34's with four 12ax7's *supposed to quiet them down, well man! they DO!. seriously alot, but i still get a hiss.
more on that later, haha.
the 6l6's thump really loud, they are heavy and they sound good, i just wanted the classic slash/hendrix sound. *if you can even compare the two*, but i had my heart set on el34's. either way this thing is loud, its hard to get bedroom levels without the fuzz. but that goes away when you crank it.
i play in my basement and i keep it on 4/5 never even half way and its more than enough.
once when my old band played live i ran it through my friends compressor, and it sounded really good.
still had the hiss.
if you could put a noise gate in front of it i bet it would sound good, like a boss ns2, actually i think i'm going to purchase one very soon.
seriously i wanted to scrap this amp and put the money twords a plexi or a super lead, but i'll tell you, if you cut that his out of there it would be the best amp i ever played out of.
it has a tone all of its own, and it gets a lot of looks, laughs at first cause most people, at least near me. are used to seeing the "trademark" marshall when they come to see a band.
besides the transformer going out, which is before i had it, and i think it was due to the guy plugging it up without a cab attached to it, the fuse has blown once, but its an easy fix.
there's a prescence know that works wonders, a resonance knob which most people overlook.
that thing is insane!
with it off you cab sounds like a normal cab.
but with it on it jumps right in your face
i lucked out and got a double hh loaded cab for 180 bucks.
its a laney cab and the speakers seem to be made for that head for some reason.
point of all this, is if any other laney vh100r owners are reading this and have noise, how did you cut it out, and i just wanted to say that these are good amps and if you can find one get it.
oh, one last thing.
i've heard alot people complain that these amp switch channels.
well i dont have a footswitch and by looking around i read that one of the preamp tubes might do it..weird huh? yeah very haha.
since i've replaced mine i havent had it, so it might be proven true.
but that's just a guess.
oh and it has 4 "dirty pre amp tubes" and 2 clean pre amp tubes, then the four power tubes.
so that might give it its own sound too.
so yeah, i'll shut up now haha.

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Hey guys!

I have a Laney LC15R, but I not satisfied with it as it doesn't have much distortion :oops: and since I'm a bit of metal freak.. ya know, I wanted to sell it maybe :roll: But I hesitate because I don't really know what are this amps posibilities if boosted correctly...

So my question would be: for a tight heavy tone, as Paul's on Technical Difficulties, for instance, would it be enough to get an Ibanez Tubescreamer?

:?:

Thanks.


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I have an ada mp1 and I just bought a tubescreamer, I was expecting more power and distortion, but the pedal gives you more of a bluesy warm tube distortion sound than what you might be expecting.

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Just got myself a GH100L with a 4x12 off ebay , jus wanted to say this fucker rocks ......... i live in a flat my neighbours are not happy lmao.

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Hey everyone! I've been looking for an amp for 6 months or so...I've thought about getting a peavey 5150, marshall jcm900/800, engl blackmore/screamer and oranges!

Now I've stumbled upon laneys and I think they'r perfect for me!

The other amps either can't deliver both clean and brutal distortion (for rythm as well as gainy lead tones) or they're way too expensive (like the engl blackmore). The marshall jcm is pretty good at both clean and overdrive, or so I've heard, but I also heard it can't hold up to a laney GH in terms of clarity and definition.

I'm also a big racer x and paul gilbert fan, which is another plus for the GH.

The only problem is that I would really like to switch between clean and distortion during songs...and the GH only has 1 channelR.

Are there any ways around this? I've searched around the forums and found someone who claimed you could by using an AB switch and a pod, but I don't really know how those things work. Wouldn't the clean sound be the POD's clean sound? Also...a pod is some kind of pedal with different presets, isn't it? :oops: I've also heard I could use an OD boost pedal to help me go from clean to distortion. Or use the gain footswitch and a volume knob (but I've read this only works if you have a H-S-H pick up setup...).

I've looked around a bit more and found the VH, which has 2 channels! Unfortuanally it's a 100W amp, which is overkill for me. I need the amp for band practise and small to medium gigs, so 30 or 50W would be perfect. Do you think I could use an attunator to use the VH100? Would this affect my tone? Is there a big difference between the VH and GH tone-wise?

Thanks in advance for your replies, I've been doing research for what feels like forever, so I'd really like to finally make up my mind. GH, VH..or maybe I should go back to a jcm 900...or maybe there's another amp out there that's perfect for me?

EDIT: I found a laney GH signature model for 600€, although the add might be very old...what's the difference between the normal ones and the sigs?


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anybody know a good Laney dealer in Los Angeles?

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I got my Laney GH100L today, it looks awesome I haven't tried it yet though since I'm short on cables :lol:

I just have one question do I need to bias it myself or have they already done that in the factory?

Here's a picture of it (like you haven't seen it before :lol: :D ) http://img12.imagevenue.com/img.php?ima ... _972lo.JPG

@The Real FN Sean John

Look at the Laney hompage: http://www.laney.co.uk/dealers.php

Then just navigate you to the Los Angeles area, they have telephone number and everything there. Good Luck.


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You guys don't mind if I post a link to a VC50 right?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Laney-VC50-Valve- ... dZViewItem

Pretty cheap, at the moment. Keep it low :lol:

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pgmpower wrote:
My Laney has broken for the third time! :cry:

The standby switch is broke.

I had to send it back to Laney for the third time in less than a year :(

Does anyone have lots of problems with their Laneys?

This is the exact thing that makes me want to follow Paul's old tone with Marshall that probably won't break all the time. :roll:

:cry:

Paul



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I have not had any problems with mine (touch-wood)


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Zae wrote:
You guys don't mind if I post a link to a VC50 right?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Laney-VC50-Valve- ... dZViewItem

Pretty cheap, at the moment. Keep it low :lol:


I know the guy who bought that. He's a very happy man now! :D

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dave5150 wrote:
Zae wrote:
You guys don't mind if I post a link to a VC50 right?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Laney-VC50-Valve- ... dZViewItem

Pretty cheap, at the moment. Keep it low :lol:


I know the guy who bought that. He's a very happy man now! :D


Thats awesome! Niiice price too. :)

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how usable is a gh50l at lower volumes?

and how loud is it say compared to a single rectifier?

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ßrono wrote:
how usable is a gh50l at lower volumes?

and how loud is it say compared to a single rectifier?


Laneys sound good at low volumes. Just about any Youtube vid you see is how they sound at low volumes.

Loud? Fucking loud, and that goes for both the Laney and Recto. Top volume is irrellevant in this day and age because PA's are gonna provide the volume at any venue that requires high volume. (or, any venue for that matter)

Tone is what you should be focusing on. Tonewise, Laneys and Rectos are polar opposites. They are both high gain, but thats where it ends.

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My GH100L sounds great and has tons of gain at low volumes.


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rulemaster wrote:
a guy from laney sent me a list of dealers in the U.S. in a spreadsheet. closest one that picked up the phone is like 3 hours away :(


any near the Los Angeles area?

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Noob question here: I have a GH50L and I recently picked up a used Laney GS212 2x12 cabinet for it. It's an 8 ohm cabinet but there are two jacks on the back and no indication of which I'm supposed to use to hook up the cabinet to the head. I'd rather not fry my amp by hooking things up incorrectly. Can someone please tell me which jack I'm supposed to use on the cab (the left? the right? both?) and which jack I'm supposed to use on the head?

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if it says 4 ohm or speaker output...thats where you plug in the speaker cab.

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