#1
Someone has offered me a Laney Linebacker 100W head for £100.

I need a head but am saving up for a cheapish valve one - maybe a Valve King.

I played through the Laney at rehearsal last night and to be honest it didn't have enough gain for our style - couldn't get a decent death metal tone.
And I ended up turning it clean and using a patch on my MFX.

Is £100 a good deal, or should I continue saving for my valve head?
Main Gear:
Ibanez RG550EX
Ibanez S470
Epiphone SG CS Ltd Ed 1966 Reissue
Cort M200/WS
Richwood RS17CCE acoustic
Hayden Mofo
Harley Benton 2x12 Celestion V30

My Band - Haemasmtha
Last edited by Dr. B at Mar 9, 2007,
#2
If it doesn't give you the tone you're after what's the point?

I say keep saving for something decent that makes you feel excited about the sound coming from it.l
#3
Valveking head may do the trick for you, but keep in mind that it doesn´t produce as much gain as 6505..If you need a huge amount of distortion, you still may have to use a distortion/overdrive/fuzz pedal with it. It has enough gain for me though.
#4
If I use a pedal to increase distortion, would I keep the valve character of the distortion?

Because if I'm going to get all the tone from a pedal, surely I may as well have the SS on a clean channel?

What would be the best way of boosting gain and keeping the valve character?
Main Gear:
Ibanez RG550EX
Ibanez S470
Epiphone SG CS Ltd Ed 1966 Reissue
Cort M200/WS
Richwood RS17CCE acoustic
Hayden Mofo
Harley Benton 2x12 Celestion V30

My Band - Haemasmtha
#5
Umm, I guess the best way to keep the sound quite "natural" is to use a overdrive pedal (for example Boss OD-1 or OD-3 or Ibanez Tube Screamer) with the lead/gain channel as opposed to using a distortion with the clean channel.
#6
Well, since it couldn't get the tone for you, I wouldn't suggest it at all, then.
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