Laney L5T112 Lionheart
The company Laney has been around for a long time, but has somehow never quite managed to get out of the shadow of a certain company starting with a big M... It's only in the last few years that success has come with amplifiers that follow their own particular modern concepts, and endorsers who really play their promoted Laney amps convincingly.
Small (to the smallest) tube amps are on the rise. In the past, the motto was more "the bigger, the better", putting many an ambitious young guitarist into debt, only to later realise that he could never get his mega stack out and into any venue, not least because the combined volume of one's co-musicians, the audience, and oneself don't really go all that well together. Thanks to Master Volume, this is now easily gotten to grips with, but 'the real thing' still remains the power amp distortion. And even with amps with well-tuned preamps, it does not hurt if the power amp is allowed to pump at least a little bit.
So what could be more logical than to build smaller amps, which can be ripped into during rehearsals in the studio or at home? The Laney Lionheart is an adult amp with a persuasive sound - only the 5 W power amp keeps it in the 'small-howler' category. With the 12" Celestion Heritage, you have an equally adult loudspeaker on board. Such a shortcoming of many a previous small amp, is not to be expected here. The sound control is, likewise, quite mature. There are two channels: one for clean(er) sounds, and the other for creamier distortion sounds.
- Full Tube - Class A
- Power rating: 5 W
- 2 Channels
- Equipment: 1x 12" Celestion Heritage G12H 70th Anniversary loudspeaker
- Tube: 1x EL84
- Controls for clean volume, drive, drive volume, 3-band EQ, reverb and tone
- Bright switch
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 423 x 562 x 253 mm
- Weight: 19 kg
- Includes foot switch and cover
|Speaker size||1x 12"|
|Power Amp Tubes||EL84|
|External FX Loop||Yes|
|Connection for External Speaker||Yes|