#1
I've just bought a Laney VC30. So how long i should let the thing warm up before driving it hard?

And recommendations for a new set of valves would be helpful. I need a sort of gritty tone.
#2
You really don't need to let it warm up, it won't damage the amp, just cut down your tube life.

But, for letting it warm up, a good minute or so should be fine unless it's really cold in the room.
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#3
If you want a gritty tone, I'd recommend some sort of solid-state dirt pedal.
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#4
Let 'em warm up for about a minute. Look at the tube sticky on top of this forum. Use it as a general idea, not a set in stone type thing. Read the goddamn stickies PLEASE.