#1
Hiya! I have a Laney VC15 which has great tone that is perfect for my style but, my band will eventually start gigging and to that it's obvious that the Laney won't have enough volume to create a big sound, what can i do to get more volume out of it? I know most places will be micing it up but i still feel like i want it to push more air just for it to be able to hold it's own.

What's my best bet? Replacing the speaker?Getting a cab for it? Is it even possible?
My gear:
  • Fender American Standard Telecaster
  • Ibanez RG450
  • Laney VC15
  • Electro Harmonix HOG
  • Vox Satchurator
  • Blackout Effectors Musket fuzz
  • Electro Harmonix Pulsar
  • Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport
  • Malekko Chicklett

#3
you own't be able to add much volume. getting more efficient speakers and a 412 will help some but no drastically.
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#4
I gigged with a 15 watt amp before
And I could barely crank it to like 4...

(it was mic'd BTW)
#5
Quote by Sguit
I gigged with a 15 watt amp before
And I could barely crank it to like 4...

(it was mic'd BTW)



The VC15 has a pretty rubbish 10" speaker though.


It seems i have to sell the amp and buy a VC30.
My gear:
  • Fender American Standard Telecaster
  • Ibanez RG450
  • Laney VC15
  • Electro Harmonix HOG
  • Vox Satchurator
  • Blackout Effectors Musket fuzz
  • Electro Harmonix Pulsar
  • Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport
  • Malekko Chicklett

#6
Get a nicer speaker for the tone and then stick a mic in front of it and run it through the PA - problem solved. If you're clever you'll buy your own mic and cable for the job.
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Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


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#8
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
what kind of music do you play?



My tone i use for my own stuff is similiar to Jack Whites but what in my band situations which i am most concerned about i play post punk which means alot of crunchy guitars with delay and alot of intricate riffage. Mostly i just need a clear and very mid ranged tone to get the notes pronounced well. Alot of gain is the least of my worries.
My gear:
  • Fender American Standard Telecaster
  • Ibanez RG450
  • Laney VC15
  • Electro Harmonix HOG
  • Vox Satchurator
  • Blackout Effectors Musket fuzz
  • Electro Harmonix Pulsar
  • Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport
  • Malekko Chicklett

#9
1. get a 4x12
2. mic up your amp

3.if these don't help than your going to need a higher wattage amp.
#10
A new speaker for the tone you like even more, and then a microphone so there's no need to rely on the venue's mics.
#12
Quote by Gord@k
My tone i use for my own stuff is similiar to Jack Whites but what in my band situations which i am most concerned about i play post punk which means alot of crunchy guitars with delay and alot of intricate riffage. Mostly i just need a clear and very mid ranged tone to get the notes pronounced well. Alot of gain is the least of my worries.


A 4x12 will give you some more projection and a tad of volume but honestly, I'd go ahead and move up to the VC30 if you are generally happy with your tone now. Let it be known I have not played either of these amps. I think the added headroom of the VC30 would be a plus too. Post in the Laney thread.