LX65R review by Laney

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.9 (44 votes)
Laney: LX65R

Purchased from: www.Gear4music.com

Sound — 9
I have 2 decent humbuckers inside my Epiphone Goth G-400 (not what you think it is) and I think it sounds brilliant. The only time you get a lot of feedback is when you have the distortion up full which I don't have very often so that's OK. The sounds you get are mainly the basic sounds you'd expect from an average amp. The distortion is not as brutal as I would have expected from an amp that has on the front 'Extreme'.

Overall Impression — 9
I play classic rock/blues and it fits my needs perfectly from the moment I bought it almost a year ago and it hasn't failed me yet. It has great sound, great protection, all I need. The only flaw is the lack of effects, I would of prefered a chorus or maybe a flange but that problem is now sorted with my new effects processor. If it was stolen I would consider getting it again but I probably wouldn't not that it's bad, only because a Marshall would suit me even more. Overall, it's pretty good.

Reliability & Durability — 10
It is very reliable, I would depend on it as my main amp for a gig with no back up as there is no chance of any 'The Who' style antics with the guitar as it has a metal casing which could probably resist a lot of attack. The only problem I've had was when it arrived because there was no sound, it was only when I looked in the back when I realised that one of the wires connecting to the speaker wasn't connected but that's probably from transit so other than that it's flawless.

Features — 8
The amp is pretty good for what styles I play as I usually have it clean or with light distortion and it fits it just fine. It has just 2 channels (clean and distortion) and the only effect is reverb which I don't use so that's OK, it also has line in, CD input, headphone jack and the possibility to hook up a cabinet which is quite good. Overall it suits my needs and that's about it.

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    yeah i have an LX35R amp! the LX series is GOOD!! pretty loud! and i use it for gigging. beat the hell out of their peavey 100w ss amps they're using in gigs.
    This thing is awesome...AWESOME. I just got it. Seriously, if you still own a 10 watt amp and looking for a nice upgrade... GET THIS!