Laney Lionheart 5w Tube Guitar Combo Amp
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The fabled roar of a British Class A tube power amp in a premium-crafted amp.
The Laney Lionheart L5T-112 amp provides the evocative, classic tones of hot tubes pushed hard, but at a volume level your neighbors can live with! Featuring the purest of designs: single-ended Class A output achieved with a single EL84, driven from 3x 12AX7 preamp tubes. The L5T-112 combo amplifier also features gold-plated PCB's and jack sockets. Sealed gold contact relays are used in all signal paths for minimum sound coloration, and the L5T-112 amp comes fitted with the renowned "Type 4" large spring line reverb for classic guitar reverb sound. Each L5T-112 Lionheart features a hand stamped build number in the order they come off the Laney production line, and a custom made Lionheart dust cover.
The Lionheart combo amp represents everything learned through 40 years of Laney tube heritage, distilled into a single amplifier range. Designed to deliver the ultimate tone of a tube being pushed hard - warm and expressive, at an output level that can be used in everyday environments.
- Power RMS: 5 Watts
- Inputs: 2x Jack, Hi & Lo
- Channels: Clean & Drive
- Equalisation: Passive Bass, Middle and Treble
- Bright Switch: Yes
- Preamp Valves: 3x 12ax7
- Output Valves: 1x EL84
- Class: Class A
- Reverb: Yes
- Footswitch: FS2 (Included)
- Speaker connections: 2x Jacks
- FX Loop(s): Yes
- Impedance: 4, 8 and 16 ohm
- Drivers: 1x 12" Celestion Heritage G12H
- Baffle: Marine Grade Plywood
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Lionheart 5w Tube Guitar Combo Amp Specifications:
- Weight: 19 Kg
- Dimensions (mm): 420 x 559 x 250
- Channel Controls: Gain (Clean), Gain & Volume (Drive)
- Master Section: Global EQ, Reverb and Tone controls
Reviewed by 5 customers
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This is just exactly what I've been looking for. It is probably at the lowest cost end of what I would consider the "boutique amp" category. It is nothing short of fantastic tone and you don't have to have bleeding ears to get it. For my taste, there is a sweet spot between 7 & 8 on the drive dial and you can adjust volume to suit without loosing the cool tone. With just 1 EL84 in the drive section, you don't have to beat yourself to death to get the sweetness through the drive part of the amp circuit. Also you can turn the drive down and get some power section grease by bringing up the volume. It's all good. The clean side is nice and clear and if you bring up the powersection a good bit, you get a creamy bluesy tone you won't beleive. The Tone knob gives you some cool variations, too. Just gotta play!!! This thing puts out the tones you hear on all but the metalist of albums - need a pedal for the monster metal. If you need big volume (it does get loud enough to keep up with a drummer in practice), an sm58 fed into you pa can fix that part. I'd buy this amp again in a heartbeat if something bad ever happened to it. Buy this amp.
I love my Lionheart combo! I can get tons of great sounds using both my Strat and Les Paul. I love the Class A 5W circuit, it just gives you that old-school British sound. And with the Drive knob and Gain knobs, you can dial in a nearly infinite spectrum of overdrive and distortion. Push the power tubes with Drive and set the preamp tubes low with Gain, and you get that SRV tone. Crank the Gain and set the Drive to the desired volume and the thing is on fire. And any range in between. The bright switch is very helpful for darker sounding guitars or just to add bite. Reverb is great sounding, even at high settings. And the Tone knob is very cool . . . like having a guitar tone on an amp. The clean channel is very warm, and with the Hi and Lo inputs, you have a good deal of headroom for a clean sound. I even like overdriving this channel for yet another sound. I use some pedals in front of it too and it takes them well (King of Tone, Cusack Screamer, etc.). But it really is a plug and play amp. You wont regret owning this one!
Good looking and well-built with nice features, but didn't cut the mustard on tone, IMO. I noticed that there was a distinctly different treble response when switching channels, and, yes, the controls were balanced to avoid this. I think there's a design problem with the pre-amp circuitry that NEVER happens with my Mesa Road King. The Celestion G12H sounds very nice, and the sound was only marginally improved with a Blue. Having a master volume is nice, but overall it sounded thin compared to my Vox AC15H1TV.
this is the best amp i've ever owned and i own a lot of amps. i'm a vox fan and own an AC-30 and a VT-50, as well as a fender blues deluxe, fender SS twin, peavey classic 30, and sovtek mig 50. this amp blows them all away! everyone's claiming to get that clasic overdriven tube sound at reasonable volume levels nowadays, but unlike most of the others this amp really does it without sacrificing an ounce of tone. and you can turn it up loud enough to play a small gig with a drummer to boot! i hesitated to purchse because of the price-- but now this is the only amp i really play, and i can get all the sounds i need or want from one amp. clean to metal, classic rock, early cream, james gang joe walsh, satriani-- i wish i'd simply bought a laney like this one years ago and not spent four or five times the amount on a collection of other amps that sit in the closet. and best of all i play more because i can just plug in and go-- i haven't felt the need to use a stomp box yet, not even my big muff. if you like the tube amp sound and don't play arenas, this is as good as it gets.
Great amp. All the tone needed for all kinds of music. Looks great and is built like a tank. Great in the studio for recording and practice. Surprisingly loud for a 5 watt amp. It has a simple layout. It has a 2 switch footswitch for clean to dirty and reverb on/off. I have had a Laney Pro tube 100 watt head for 20 or so years and it has been shipped from one side of the world to the other and back and extensively gigged, taken all the knocks and it never skipped a beat. I think it still has great tone to this day, but 100 watts in my project studio is too loud..This is my first ever new amp, 5 watts of pure laney power at more workable volumes.