Laney VC15-110

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  1. odd

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    Experiences?
     
  2. Mindcrime

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    Good luck on that one...

    Not alot love for Laney OR Boogie on the Gear Page. But you sure will find a TON of them HIGH DOLLAR boutique amps ranging from 2K to 4K for sale or trade almost every day...go figure:hide2
     
  3. odd

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    Well, surely someone here knows about it...
     
  4. Sikor

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    Yes, I have one since a few years.
    Very nice, little amp.
    Considering used price it's a really great buy :aok
     
  5. Unabender

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    Here's what I wrote some time ago in a different thread:

    I owned VC-15 for six months, and it did have problems with input jacks. The construction of these amps is not very good and Laney certainly did cut a lot of corners, IMHO. It did sound pretty good for the money, though. With a treble booster it sounded actually very good. But I would not recommend nor would I trust one, if you plan gigging with it.

    In addition VC-15 is fixed biased, which means changing the power tubes is not that easy as you have to (well, should) remove the chassis and rebias the amplifier. There's a trimmer for that but no marked bias points for measurement.

    EDIT: Do note that 15 watts is VERY LOUD actually. The VC-15 sounded good only after I cranked it and then it was WAY too loud for an apartment. Currently I used a DIY 1 watt amp and even that is too loud.
     
  6. Sikor

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    Actually IMO VC15 is not that loud for 15W.
    In comparison to my Koch Studiotone, which is also 2xEL84, but 20W is much quieter.
    Clean with volume 1 on Koch = around 3 on Laney.
     
  7. EdMan57

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    One needs to know that there have been more than a couple of incarnations of the Laney LC15 1-10 combo over the last couple of decades.The earliest versions had H&H speakers,board mounted tubes,poor heat ventilation,no fx loop,no master tone and poor quality transformers.Later versions had Celestion Tube 10 speakers,a spring reverb option and a simple series fx loop.I currently have the latest version,the LC15-110.It features chassis mounted power tubes,improved heat ventilation,upgraded transformers,switchable series fx loop [bypass/line/instrument levels],spring reverb,8/16 ohm speaker out,bright switch,master tone control,increased preamp gain and a Celestion G10N-40 speaker.I've played through several of the older versions,and I feel that the latest version ['07-'10] is the best sounding and offers the most useful features.

    Edit:I just noticed that this thread is about the VC15...please carry on.

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