#1
OK, I am looking to buy a Laney VH100R, as the title says. Now, even after reading the stickied thread in this section of the forums I am still a little confused about heads and cabs. When I buy this am I right in saying I only get the head? and I have to buy the cab separately? if so, what cab should I buy and what price am I looking at paying for both of these? I don't need a ridiculously large cab or anything btw.

EDIT:
Can anyone recommend me any reliable online retailers that sell this amp? I live in Australia, so a retailer from here would be preferable. But I may look at importing from America if buying it in Australia is not possible.
Last edited by Saike at Oct 23, 2009,
#2
Yeah if your buying from an online site new you just get the head. I believe they are about 1600$ USD. You would need a cab and that's all preference. I liked the one i played thru my buddies Vader cab. He has a Vader 2x12 cabinet. It sounds great. So thats really up to you. If your not looking for a 4x12 i'd recommend the 2x12 Vader cab. It has 240 watts of handling and is built real well. Again like i said cabs are all preference. The VH100R is a hell of a good head though man.
#3
Thankyou, I didn't realise you could mix and match, still on the look out for good online retailers though :P
#4
Ebay.Seriously,whilst that guy said it's $1600 USD it will be ALOT more in a shop in Australia.
I think there's a VH100R sitting on ebay for something like $1700 with a cab.Importing is always an option,but I beleive you would have to change the fuses for it to work over here.And even after you've paid to get it posted over here,anything imported to the country over $1000 in value gets a 15% tax on it.But you'll still probably end up getting it cheaper by doing that than buying at a shop here.
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#5
Damn, didn't think about the fuses, I found one on UK ebay for a nice price, just the head though, how much work would changing all the fuses and power stuff take?
#6
Not that much at all I don't think.Fuses are only a few dollars,but I don't know what else you would need to do.A new kettle plug I know that.
How much is it to ship it here?
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Originally posted by Gunpowder:
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#7
Quote by Saike
OK, I am looking to buy a Laney VH100R, as the title says. Now, even after reading the stickied thread in this section of the forums I am still a little confused about heads and cabs. When I buy this am I right in saying I only get the head? and I have to buy the cab separately? if so, what cab should I buy and what price am I looking at paying for both of these? I don't need a ridiculously large cab or anything btw.

EDIT:
Can anyone recommend me any reliable online retailers that sell this amp? I live in Australia, so a retailer from here would be preferable. But I may look at importing from America if buying it in Australia is not possible.


If you import you would still need a step-down transformer or to replace the power transformer to play it on our electric systems. Those are costly.
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If you import you would still need a step-down transformer or to replace the power transformer to play it on our electric systems. Those are costly.


Gaah, how come Australia has to fail in a trillion different ways. Does anyone know any Australian retailers (online or not) that stock Laney amps, so far I've found none. Obviously if I go Australian I won't be able to get the VH100R, because it will most likely be over 9000 dollars so what other laney heads are cheaper but awesome still?
#9
Ive never owned a head before, so forgive me, but does the head even connect to the power supply? or does it just plug into the cab which then goes into the power supply?
#10
Quote by Ian hawkins
Ebay.Seriously,whilst that guy said it's $1600 USD it will be ALOT more in a shop in Australia.
I think there's a VH100R sitting on ebay for something like $1700 with a cab.Importing is always an option,but I beleive you would have to change the fuses for it to work over here.And even after you've paid to get it posted over here,anything imported to the country over $1000 in value gets a 15% tax on it.But you'll still probably end up getting it cheaper by doing that than buying at a shop here.

man the exchange rate is awesome at the moment, getting stuff from america to australia is the cheapest its been for a long time
#11
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man the exchange rate is awesome at the moment, getting stuff from america to australia is the cheapest its been for a long time


The main problem is converting the power supplies, or doesn't that apply to US -> Australia?
#12
Quote by Saike
The main problem is converting the power supplies, or doesn't that apply to US -> Australia?

oh yeah, australia is 240, america is 110 i think.
randall amps have voltage selector switches but most amps from amaerica yes you would need a step down transformer to avoid blowing it up
#13
Looking into it, step - down transformers aren't that expensive compared to how much I'm saving by buying from America, and it's only a minor inconvenience to take around with me.
#14
Quote by Saike
Looking into it, step - down transformers aren't that expensive compared to how much I'm saving by buying from America, and it's only a minor inconvenience to take around with me.


I'm pretty sure the VH100R has a switch for voltage, but I could be wrong. I never used the switch and I sold the Laney ages ago tbh.
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