#2
I have a LC50 II.

Don't like it, but that's probably because the darn thing won't do metal. The clean tones are pretty nice - haven't been able to drive it much, but I would assume that since Laney seems to be a Marshall - esque clone, cranking the thing would help.
#3
What sounds are you looking for from an amp? And try the Laney out and see if you like it.
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