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NAD: Laney Lionheart L5t (again!)

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by markal, Feb 26, 2021.

  1. markal

    markal Tele-Holic

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    Making up for dumb decisions I made in the past. I bought this same amp a few years ago for a really great price on Reverb. I liked it a lot. After a year or so, I thought, it’s awfully heavy for a 5-watt amp, not very practical. I sold it. Fast forward and over the last couple months I’ve been thinking I want[​IMG] a low watt tube amp again. Dummy! I found a used one at a Guitar Center in Tennessee and took the chance of having it shipped to me in Colorado. Got it this morning and after a quick 5 or 10 minute test it sounds great. Everything seems to be in very good condition (but, man, GC ought to put a little more effort into properly packing amps for shipping...different story, different thread).

    While it’s only 5 watts it pumps enough volume to hang in at blues jams as long as the drummer is not Animal. But it’s just quiet enough that I can occasional crank it up to get power tube break up at home. That’s not something I’d do regularly, but I’ll take it into our large family room in our basement and stand 20 feet away and have some fun!

     
  2. marshman

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    I’ve been GASsing a Lionheart for a while, I recall the reviews being really good, and I’ve loved the SE tones I’ve been able to draw from my Valve Jr, and thought this looked like a very well-made refinement of the SE, 5-watt machine. Enjoy!
     
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    I've had my LT20 112 for three years now...I've used it with my Tele (SD's SSL3's) strat config...and my Ric 660...it's by far the best amp I've ever owned...sparkly cleans and a great overdrive....the only downside is it's heavy ! Not as heavy as the bus like Vox ac30...but it is what it is....and I luvs it !
     
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    PS. I got mine for £650....they are now going for upwards of £800 !!
     
  5. 19sixty3

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    Congratulation. You've done everything right. The little Laney's are keepers. I will definitely not give mine!

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  6. markal

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    I was very tempted by the head. I bet that sounds glorious through a large cab.
     
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  7. Digital Larry

    Digital Larry Friend of Leo's

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    Cool I have an L5 Studio head also. Got it used at GC for about 2/3 retail. One knob is scratchy. Works well and sounds different from my Mesa Boogie.
     
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    Great use for books!
     
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  9. markal

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    Yeah, that’s a recent discovery. Seems to cut down on the bass frequencies resonating around the room.
     
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    This little guy is a really big one! The head through the Laney LT112 is nothing short of amazing. I've used the Laney for almost everything now. At home, in the studio, and also live. If it gets too loud, a Seymour Duncan PowerStage in the Loop gives him a few vitamins and everything is fine.
     
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