#1
Ok basically I am borrowing a Laney VC30-112 right now. It has absolutely amazing cleans but lacks in distortion - however I think that my distortion and other effects pedals sound great on it. However before hearing this amp I was planning to get a Peavey Valveking 112, which I thought may be more suitable as I play a lot of different styles, from Jack Johnson style stuff to pop-rock to metal. Basically, I can buy the Laney very soon and use it for a gig on saturday, or wait longer and spend an extra £100 or so on the Peavey. What I want to know is: Is it worth it? And would the Peavey really have that much of an advantage for distorted stuff over the Laney?

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#2
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#3
'd go for the laney with a tubescreamer to push it. BUT:
What about a JCM 800 second hand? That would be perfect imo.
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Quote by LP_CL
'd go for the laney with a tubescreamer to push it. BUT:
What about a JCM 800 second hand? That would be perfect imo.

If I knew someone who was selling one then I'd probably go for it. I'm a bit sceptical (sp?) about buying expensive things used from people I don't know cheers for the suggestion though. I may go with the Laney and Tubescreamer idea
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#7
Quote by Horlicks
Laney>VK. VK sucks

The VK has its niche - but I'd agree that you should go for the Laney, you've already tried it and like it.
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i have the laney VC-15, i had a valveking. trust me, get the laney. the laney can be pushed REALLY well with a pedal. the VK needs alot of aftermarket messin with, whereas the laney may only need a new speaker.

the VK doesn't push well at all. it almost sounds solid state at high volumes.
laney VC can be pushed to VK level od with a good pedal (but with much nicer tone)
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Quote by guitar/bass76
The VK has its niche - but I'd agree that you should go for the Laney, you've already tried it and like it.

That's what I was thinking as well. I can get it for probably £180 - £200, it's less than a year old and I'm really liking the sound. I think I may go for it. Plus it means I won't have to use an MG100DFX (or whatever one it is) at my gig on Saturday

Thanks for the comments guys.
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#11
Laneys have great tone but their distortion tends to be very dry sounding and lack....sizzle.
Peavey's have more gain on tap and generally have more juice to them. There tone is equally good, if not better than Laneys.
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Quote by LP_CL
'd go for the laney with a tubescreamer to push it. BUT:
What about a JCM 800 second hand? That would be perfect imo.



I would go with a Vintage Modern. Those Marshalls are actually better because at this point, the JCMs are just more of a lower end tube amp with a Marshall design logo. I'm not saying they're bad by all means. But the price you pay for them to the quality is just par.

A lot of people think that they can achieve Slash/Hammett/Rhoades sounds, and they are quite mistaken. All of those JCMs have either been modified, or are the older models which are quite good, but they cost lots and lots.

If I'm not mistaken, Slash used a Vintage Modern on the recording of his Velvet Revolver album Liberatad.
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Quote by Weeping_Demon7
I would go with a Vintage Modern. Those Marshalls are actually better because at this point, the JCMs are just more of a lower end tube amp with a Marshall design logo. I'm not saying they're bad by all means. But the price you pay for them to the quality is just par.

A lot of people think that they can achieve Slash/Hammett/Rhoades sounds, and they are quite mistaken. All of those JCMs have either been modified, or are the older models which are quite good, but they cost lots and lots.

If I'm not mistaken, Slash used a Vintage Modern on the recording of his Velvet Revolver album Liberatad.

JCM800>Vintage Modern
#15
Quote by Van Noord
Laneys have great tone but their distortion tends to be very dry sounding and lack....sizzle.
Peavey's have more gain on tap and generally have more juice to them. There tone is equally good, if not better than Laneys.


Not the VK. The VK sound really thin and sterile IMO.
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yeah vintage modern and a jubilee i would go with the laney if i were you why dont you just go into your locl gc and try one out
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Quote by angusslashdime
yeah vintage modern and a jubilee i would go with the laney if i were you why dont you just go into your locl gc and try one out


There is no GC in England. At least look where people live to get an idea of best amps to price ratio for that region, and you'd also spot shops that the person can use - allowing for an informed piece of advice given.
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Guitar:
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- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
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- Laney VC15

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#18
If you're in the UK the laney will definitely be better value for money, as well as being a superior amp imo. Its a lot more versatile than the valveking (gain=/=versatility), but its not really voiced right for metal - of course, it could do it if you used an EQ and some kind of overdrive pedal which had lots of gain. But i also think you'd be better off with something like a used Marshall JCM800.
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Laneys are effing hard to equalize. But once you get it down, they contain awesome tones.
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Quote by PhantomNote
Laneys are effing hard to equalize. But once you get it down, they contain awesome tones.


Not all of them, obviously.
With my VC, it sounds great on almost any combination - I just have to worry about the Tone control and drive.
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Guitar:
- Ibanez S670FM w/ JB
- Fender 'Lite Ash' Stratocaster
- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
Amp:
- Laney VC15

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#22
Quote by Pg.inc_music
I don't like the valve king, but I would recomend a peavey over a laney any day

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