#1
I've just bought a Laney LC30 (mainly for quiet(ish) home use) and while I'm very much into the clean sound, I'm having trouble getting a distorted sound that I like out of the overdrive channel, particularly at low volumes (sounds a bit flabby even with the bass and mids turned right down) so I've been messing about with a few of my pedals going through the clean channel, I've got an EH Big Muff Pi which sounded OK with my previous amp but sounds a bit wooly with the Laney. I was surprised to find that I got better results with my POD, though I'm sure a single effects pedal would be even better. Does anyone that has owned or has used an LC30 have any suggestions? I've been checking out a few FX soundclips on the net and the Cooltron soundclips on the Vox website sounded pretty good to me, anyone tried them with the Laney?

Other info: my guitars are a Mexican strat, a G&L Tribute (Strat type thing) and a G&L ASAT (Telecaster type guitar)
#2
how much cash do you have? what type of sound are you going for?
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#3
Maxon OD9 or OD808. For a decent inexpensive overdrive Boss sd1 or digtech bad monkey.

Although I budget would be helpful
Gear
PRS Standard SE
Laney GH100L with Marhsall 1960BV
Digitech Bad monkey
Marshall EH1
EHX Small stone
EHX Small clone
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#4
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Maxon OD9 or OD808. For a decent inexpensive overdrive Boss sd1 or digtech bad monkey.

Although I budget would be helpful


I don't think you can get Maxon pedals over here in the UK.

I don't really want to spend more than about £100 GBP ($190) and preferably only about £70, as far as sound goes, I'm not really interested in thrash metal sound, more old school punk/new wave, I also liked the sound of these clips here:

http://www.voxamps.co.uk/products/cooltronseries/bigben/index.htm

I have considered Boss pedals, but as I'm not going to get a chance to try them with my particular amp in the shop, I'd like to be sure that any pedals you recommend are known to work well with Laney amps.
#5
^ you can get maxon pedals here no bother, both the od808 and od9 are about £100...

haven't tried them with laneys, though...
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#6
Cheers, you're right, I've just checked and there's a shop near me with the OD-808 for £89, I might check it out.
#7
^

try a bad monkey too (digitech), i hear it's pretty good for the price (about £35)
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#8
Check out the SD-1. I picked it up because I couldn't afford a TS and I really like it. It gives me that perfect extra crunch I need.
#9
Well I'll have a look at it, though I don't mind spending a bit more than that to get a good sound.

Edit: I just checked the reviews of the LC30 on Harmony Central and there were a lot of people saying they used OD pedals on the clean channel, the Ibanez TS9 was mentioned a couple of times.
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#10
The maxons are tubescreamers, I think maxon made them for ibanez up until recently. The bad monkey is also an emulation of the tubescreamer.
I dont recomend using an overdrive as a disortion pedal, not what their ment to be used for & it'll be a waste of a crunch channel, right?
Gear
PRS Standard SE
Laney GH100L with Marhsall 1960BV
Digitech Bad monkey
Marshall EH1
EHX Small stone
EHX Small clone
#11
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The maxons are tubescreamers, I think maxon made them for ibanez up until recently.


Ah right, well if it's the same electronics, a better (more resellable) name and £10 cheaper, I think I'll go for the Ibanez version.

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The bad monkey is also an emulation of the tubescreamer.
I dont recomend using an overdrive as a disortion pedal, not what their ment to be used for & it'll be a waste of a crunch channel, right?


Well yes, I take your point, but I can't really make much use of the crunch channel when I'm practising as you need to crank it up to unfeasibly high volumes to get a decent sound.
#12
^ well, it's better in a more resellable way, but as far as I know, the maxons are meant to be better (more like the original). I haven't been able to try them head to head, though.
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#13
The od channel will sound a lot better when it's cranked, but sometimes I use a boss sd-1 to boost it and tighten it up at lower volumes.
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#14
^ if you crank the od channel too much, though, the speaker and cab in the amp can't take it, for some reason.
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#15
^ I've had my LC-30 at gig volumes a number of times with no problem.
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#16
^ well, i dunno, but the one i tried sounded crap up full.
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#18
^ maybe the one I tried was faulty, but this wasn't a personal preference kind of thing- it sounded like the cab was poorly constructed, it basically sounded like it was about to blow up! it was rattling badly, etc.
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#19
Oh right, sounds like you were playing a faulty one, or maybe I got lucky with a good one but I've never had any problems with the amp at all. Then again I've only had it for one year.
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#20
well the one I was trying was supposed to be new, I'm not sure age was anything to do with it.
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#21
You missed my point. I meant my lc30 has never given me any trouble so far but I have only owned it (from new) for a year, so I can't speak for it's long term reliability. Methinks it's a good amp.
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#22
^ i know, we're kind of talking at cross purposes- I mean, the one i tried was either faulty, or else you got lucky, as since it was a new model, age shouldn't have been playing a part... (unless it was a new model, but they'd had it for ages)
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#23
I got an LC50 from ebay, one of the first editions, and it still solid as a rock with no trouble with the cab. As for pedals to put in the front end, i currently use a Zakk Wylde and/or a boss Compressor to boost and smoot my sound on solos. I used a DS1 for a while which was good for raspy lo fi stuff but not really what i was after, i also have an MT2 which i sometimes use with the od channel but find it works better driving on its own.
#24
Update: I went to a local guitar shop and tried out both the TS9 and the Boss OS-2 through a Laney amp - an LC15, which unfortunately conked out while I was playing it so I ended up testing them out on an Engl, I decided to buy the OS-2 as it seemed to have a lot more variety in the sound; I couldn't really see what the fuss was about with the TS9, it did have quite a natural sound, but I found it a bit too crunchy. Having tried the OS-2 out with my amp I'm pretty happy with it - it definitely sounds a lot better than my POD or my Big Muff and it also seems to work a lot better with the overdrive channel than with the clean. I was thinking about checking out some of the other pedals (Maxon etc) but I suppose the fact that it's a boss and I already have a Multi PSU for my other boss pedals swung me in favour of the OS-2.
Last edited by Mr Songwriter at Aug 14, 2006,