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Old 08-03-2009, 07:02 AM   #1
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New Laney Cub Series: small tube amps 5 + 10 watts

Forget the Marshall Class A 5watt amp look at the new Laney Cub Series

Laney Cub 10:
http://www.dv247.com/invt/66836/

The Laney CUB 10 Guitar Amplifier Combo offers the player a very traditional looking and sounding amp.

The Laney CUB 10 features an 10" Celestion driver and produces 10 watts RMS of classic tube tone from two 6V6GT equipped power section.

Its pre amp consists of Tone & Volume and is loaded with a single ECC83 pre amp tube and with an extra Gain control. Capable of producing a wide range of tube tone the CUB 10 houses an extension speaker socket on the rear panel.

The Laney CUB 10 Guitar Amplifier Combo Main features Include:

•10 Watts RMS Output
•Class A/B
•Traditional Tone and Shape
•10" Celestion Driver
•Extra Gain Control
•2 x ECC83 Pre Amp Tubes
•2 x 6V6GT's Power Section
•Extension speaker socket on the rear panel

Laney Cub 8
http://www.dv247.com/invt/66835/

The Laney CUB 8 Guitar Amplifier Combo offers the player a very traditional looking and sounding amp.

The Laney CUB 8 features an 8" Celestion driver and produces 5 watts RMS of classic tube tone from a single 6V6GT equipped power section.

Its pre amp consists of Tone & Volume and is loaded with a single ECC83 pre amp tube. The CUB 8 houses an extension speaker socket on the rear panel so it can be used to drive a larger speaker should you want to.

The Laney CUB 8 Guitar Amplifier Combo Main features Include:

•5 Watts RMS Output
•Class A
•Traditional Tone and Shape
•8" Celestion Driver
•1 x ECC83 Pre Amp Tube
•Single 6V6GT Equipped Power Section
•Extension speaker socket on the rear panel

Looks pretty nice and it doesnt looked like your going to get ripped off like the Marshall at £299 and the Cub series starting from £169. If your wondering what it sounds like there are demos on the laney site.

Heres the page off the laney site http://www.laney.co.uk/show_range.php?rid=21

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Old 08-03-2009, 08:17 AM   #2
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Hmm,looks interesting.I think Laney are very under-rated and a nice alternative to Marshall.
TS,is your avatar picture of Josh Homme from the Green Machine video clip?
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:26 AM   #3
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Looks cool! Good price too.
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:33 AM   #4
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Played the 10 watter last week, it was pretty nice.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:21 PM   #5
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Hmm,looks interesting.I think Laney are very under-rated and a nice alternative to Marshall.
TS,is your avatar picture of Josh Homme from the Green Machine video clip?



Nope its dave grohl during the Foo Fighters hyde park concert.

Shame that my crappy guitars stores nearby don't stock the greatest selection of amps so I may need to by the internet.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:55 PM   #6
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Nope its dave grohl during the Foo Fighters hyde park concert.

Shame that my crappy guitars stores nearby don't stock the greatest selection of amps so I may need to by the internet.



Eh, you're only a quick train/bus journey from both Manchester and Liverpool.
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:17 AM   #7
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Eh, you're only a quick train/bus journey from both Manchester and Liverpool.


Well a bulk of times i've gone to Guitar stores on my own i'm only 15 and I don't know where some of the stores are in manchester and liverpool.

Btw the cheapest Ive seen both amplifiers is £130 for the CUB 8 and £169 for the CUB 10.

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Old 12-04-2009, 03:20 AM   #8
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1. where can i buy these?

2. online?

3. worth just buying for a practice amp?
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:34 AM   #9
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Bump!

The Cub 10's are selling here for around the same price....i was considering selling my Vox AD30 and getting one of these.

Any reviews/opinions?
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:12 AM   #10
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I just saw an add for a cub 12h and cab and 12 and 12r combo, but it is not on the laney site???
http://www.dv247.com/search/0/0/Pro...nding/cub+12/1/
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:32 PM   #11
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i think they're maybe going to be released at musikmesse or namm? looking at the link, they're not in stock yet.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:16 PM   #12
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Bumpage for interestage...

Has anyone played the Cub 8 and 10?

I'm personally quite fond of what I've heard so far (though it's very little). I'm trying to decide whether the 10 watt version might be more suitable for me since it has a gain knob. I might prefer the extra headroom as well.

Thoughts?
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:32 PM   #13
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The official Laney video about the 10 makes it sound amazing, but then, you shouldn't trust an official video. I read on another forum (HC I think) that you need to turn it up a lot to get good sounds, which would disqualify it as a bedroom amp I guess.
I've wanted to try one out for some time now, but never got to go to Cologne (only place near me where they seem to stock them). I'll go in April, if you can wait that long for a review.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:39 PM   #14
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Yeah, I can wait that long.

It's funny about the HC comment. I've read others say it's perfectly acceptable for low volumes.

Frankly, though, reading about the poor speaker and shrill valves over the last hour makes me think I should just get a Matamp instead. I mean, what with the cost of a new speaker (£80), new valves (£20), shipping for the speakers, valves and amp, you're looking at only £100 less than a Matamp Minimat, which I know to be awesome.

I'm still interested, though.
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:17 PM   #15
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Well, what did you expect for the price?
Sounding shrill is pretty much standard for cheap valve amps I guess - my VJ did it and my Blackheart does it. I guess the Cub's tone control should be enough to keep that down.

When it comes to speakers, I wouldn't invest that much... Jensen has 10" speakers in their CH- and Classic-ranges between 35€ and 50€. I might be mistaken, but I think Wes had a CH in his Goldtone combo and was happy with it. Maybe I'm confusing him with someone else though, lol. Maybe ask him when he's around. Anyway, I wouldn't go all high-end with the speaker for a small practice/jamming amp, but that's just me.
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:44 PM   #16
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I expected MEGAN FOXX IN A FURY PAIR OF PANTIEZ!!!11!!!!!!!!!!1

I'm trying to decide whether I should opt for a cheap amp now, tweak it 'till I'm happy and THEN buy the proper practise amp. Or buy what I feel confident with now, followed by the cheaper, slightly more experimental amp(s) later on.

I'm not trying to get at anyone here, but what is the point of having a cheap practise amp when it's something you'll be using so frequently? You're quite contented to pay £1000 for your main gear, why not splurge for your practise gear, too.
And it's not like splurging on a small amp is even close to splurging on a big amp.

Just a thought.
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:51 PM   #17
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yeah, i completely disagree with cheaping out for home gear. I only play at home, and I want to have good tone for me. Obviously if I gigged I'd want good gigging tone too, but if it came down to it, I'd not really care if some random dude at the pub whom I don't know thinks I have good tone (if he is even qualified to tell).

that being said, with powerscaling, you don't really have to choose any more. And those "low wattage" amps aren't overly crankable at home anyway.

i still want that vht, though. but it's something of an anomaly, in that it's cheap and handwired, and has triode operation for (slightly) lower volumes. and also (with any luck) voiced the way I want.

EDIT: I haven't tried the laney yet.
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:59 PM   #18
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The Soldano has you spoiled.

Nah, seriously, I get were you're coming from. I'm like that with pedals, my distortion box is worth twice as much as my amp.
It's just that when it comes to amps and speakers, it doesn't cost that much to get a good one anymore, while getting a great one is disproportionally more expensive. It's a problem with most audio equipment. I wouldn't want to practice with equipment I didn't like, but I don't need it to sound absolutely perfect to my ears, just good enough to be fun to use, and I can get that from cheapish stuff most of the time.

But hey, everyone's different in that case. If you want something that offers 100% professional tone for practicing and you want it now, I wouldn't bother with the Cub.
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at the risk of looking like I'm sitting on the fence, I also agree with what you're saying.

There's a certain level of crappiness where it makes you not want to play (let's call it the MG factor). Then there's the level where it's good enough to make you still want to play. Then there's awesome, which is noticeably better than "good enough", but which often costs an absolute load of more money. It's a judgement call as to whether "awesome" is worth the premium over "good enough". (obviously that's a bit of a simplification, it's a continuum rather than discrete ratings)

in my experience, anyway.
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Old 03-26-2010, 08:34 PM   #20
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I bought the Cub10 a few months ago, I really like it. BUT, at 10 watts, it's still very loud, far too loud to get above 2 on the volume with the gain on about 7. I've found that, in my opinion, it sounds better plugged into my 1x12 closed back cab with the gain coming from my BOSS DS1 (which I thought sounded like sh1t before this) rather than the overdriven valve sound of the amp. The clean sound is pretty good for a cheap amp though
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