#1
Are they built cleanly? Do they use quality components?

If anyone has experience with them, how have they held up? I'm interested in their physical durability, compared to my standards of MIA Peavey.
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I saw a stack of them at NAMM. They were built much better just in appearance than Bugera.

I was not able to play one.
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I'd imagine they're a decent deal higher quality than your peavey.


Are you smoking crack? The Ironheart is MIC and the Peaveys are built like tanks(MIA)

Where did you get your opinion from? I am curious.
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Are you smoking crack? The Ironheart is MIC and the Peaveys are built like tanks(MIA)

Where did you get your opinion from? I am curious.


I have to agree here, Peaveys are built with high quality components. I would make that comparison with the Laney GH/VH, but not the Iron Heart
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I have to agree here, Peaveys are built with high quality components. I would make that comparison with the Laney GH/VH, but not the Iron Heart


I want to see the insides of the Iron Heart before I make too many assumptions, I just really don't trust China's soldering capability.

I want to see what components are used internally.

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So do you believe Egnaters (for example) are deficiently soldered?

I think it depends on the companys QC, not the country. You having a company you can get a QC as good as you want over a country like China, don't you think?

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So do you believe Egnaters (for example) are deficiently soldered?

I think it depends on the companys QC, not the country. You having a company you can get a QC as good as you want over a country like China, don't you think?


There have been a number of issues with Egnaters (particularly the more complex amps) due to poor assembly, so yes.
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Never heard of it but if you say so. Now, idependently of it, I still believe companys can get a better QC over China.

Now what about chinese Peaveys? My VK112 was amazingly built.

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Never heard of it but if you say so. Now, idependently of it, I still believe companys can get a better QC over China.

Now what about chinese Peaveys? My VK112 was amazingly built.

I'd say Peavey is one of the better companys that have Chinese made amps for QC, but even the MIC amps are not without their issues.

Now I have seen some MIC stuff that is built very good, so I would not say that MIC has to be bad, but my experience says your are more likely to have issues with a MIC over a USA/European made product.

I have a MIC Epiphone G-400, I think that that guitar is absolutely great. Wood is good and hardware and electronics are also good, but the pickups were horrid. But I have seen others that were piles
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I think the point here is that MIC Laneys are an unknown quantity and the TS is asking for facts to rectify that. I do agree that MIC doesn't automatically mean they are no good - but what about MIC Laneys? That's the question being posed if I understand correctly and it's a valid question.
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I think the point here is that MIC Laneys are an unknown quantity and the TS is asking for facts to rectify that. I do agree that MIC doesn't automatically mean they are no good - but what about MIC Laneys? That's the question being posed if I understand correctly and it's a valid question.


+311 OP isn't downing china's QC, but inquiring to a comparison to a company that is known for high quality workmanship. asking for a comparison to peavey to something he doesn't have a lot of information on. all he really asked for was a gut shot.

i completely agree with cath.
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+311 OP isn't downing china's QC, but inquiring to a comparison to a company that is known for high quality workmanship. asking for a comparison to peavey to something he doesn't have a lot of information on. all he really asked for was a gut shot.

i completely agree with cath.


Exactly what I'm asking.

I guess we just have to wait and twiddle our thumbs for a while? They seem to have a very positive light, but people haven't really been talking about them since they came out, so...
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What I would say though is that the presence of a toroidal transformer is a good sign. When manufacturers try to cut costs on materials the first thing that takes a hit are the transformers. Toroidals are expensive.
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Not a very educated answer, but I saw one in a local store. It looked pretty messy and poorly made. Just looking through the mesh, it just looked cheap. I was pretty disappointed.
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I've played them extensively.

Their sound is decent, nothing great, but not bad. The cleans are average, crunch is okay and the lead channel is pretty ballsy. The inbuilt boost is a joke though, honestly it dulls the sound ridiculously. Having said that though, it was with stock tubes/speakers so a swap of the two could improve that significantly.

I will say though that they feel cheap. The knobs are quite loose (I don't know if that's the nature of the push pull EQ knobs or just poor quality knobs, I think it's the latter). And the actual head/combo itself doesn't feel very strong, if that makes sense. I feel like it would crumble after a few drops or gigs.

Compared to a Peavey? Peavey's rule dominant. Everything is solidly built in comparison, no doubt. Whereas on a Peavey, the knobs are firm but smooth, the Laney just feels cheap and loose. Same goes for the actual head/combo itself.

As for the guts. Not a clue. I wouldn't imagine anything out of the ordinary IMO.

Sound wise I wouldn't really judge until I heard one with proper tubes/speakers.
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Awesome, thanks for the info.


That's unfortunate. I was looking at one as a possibilty instead of a 6505, but one of the things I love about Peavey is how you can drop them, and all they'll do is say "**** you" to the floor. The Laney has a lot of really cool features, and the physical design is very appealing to me, with the side handles, but for my wants/needs, durability/roadworthiness is 1st priority.
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