NAD: Laney Lionheart L5T-112

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  1. bluescube

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    I've been wanting one of these for years. Seemed like the perfect home tube amp. I had a Laney VC15 before and stupidly sold it. Anyways, Amazon has these at $925 now, but for one day the price dropped to $552.40 !!!. So I hit the buy it button. Going to sell off some pedals and maybe my Blackstar Artist 15 amp.

    The Class A 5W EL84 power section is perfect for home use. I can get good tones at any volume. If I want to push the EL84 power section, I can do so without it being stupid loud. The clean channel breaks up nice when cranked. The reverb is "ok" and useable, but it's no spring reverb. The Blackstar's digital verb is better.

    Both the Laney and my Blackstar have Celestion G12H30 Anniversary speakers. The Blackstar with it's 6L6 power tubes has a more Blackface tone and has deeper bass than the Laney. The Laney stomps all over the Blackstar with it's drive channel. Classic rock tones. The Artist 15 is more a clean-ish amp that needs pedals for good drive tones.

    Happy Camper! :banana:banana:banana

     
  2. bluescube

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    Love the built-in kickstand too!
     
  3. scott58

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    Congrats! Had mine for over a year. I agree with your take on the reverb (sounds alot better with my Wampler Ethereal), but it's usable. I needed my Wampler on my Valve Jr so I stay with Laney reverb. The only 2 pedals I have on it are a Big Muff Pi and H2O chorus echo. For me that's all it needs. Love this amp and boy is it blue!
     
  4. bluescube

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    I have my Lovepedal Echophonic in the loop. Out front I have my Saucy Box, Lovepedal Valve Reamer and Lovepedal MKIII Tonebender.

    Saucy Box: Clean channel light grit.
    Valve Reamer: Boost the drive channel.
    MKIII: Fuzztones
     
  5. ShredSquatch

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    I think that was the one I played one a whilst back and it was killer! Congrats!

    ~ss
     
  6. SmartAlex

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    Looks great, congrats!

    Does it get super saturated or pushed/OD crunch on the gain channel?
     
  7. bluescube

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    It's not super saturated. It's like a Voxy Marshall. Sits right in the middle I feel.
     
  8. bluescube

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    Still feeling this is a great home amp where you can get good tube tones and not blow out the neighbors
     
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    You're selling the Artist???
     
  10. bluescube

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    Traded away.....

    Nothing against Blackstar, it was a real good amp with fat cleans from 6L6's, but the Laney works better for me
     
  11. Les Paul Lover

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    Late to the party, but congrats!!!!

    I had the 20w head and PPC212, it's a great blues/classic rock amp.
    Really great sounds.

    And here's one for the purists arguing that gold pin valves are a waste of money because the circuit isn't made of gold..... well, it has PCB gold traces!!!!
     
  12. CptSensible

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    I may yet do the same. A Twin Reverb Tone Master just seems like the perfect amp for my various needs. Need to check one out before I try to unload the Blackstar, which, as you say, is a really nice amp.
     

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