Laney Guitar Amplifiers, All Amp Types

Laney Amplification was founded in 1967. The first laney guitar amplifier was a home made valve amplifier used by the group Band of Joy, by the inventor. As word spread of the great tone generated by the amplifier, the inventor decided to sell his design to other local musicians, including Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath. This sound can be heard on Black Sabbath’s debut 1971 album. Once this album was released demand for Laney amplifiers took off.

From the late ‘60s through much of the ‘70s, Laney focused primarily on their flagship LA100BL and KLIPP series of guitar amplifiers. The KLIPP series included a treble booster.

As the 1980s began, there was an increased demand for overdrive and gain and this made Laney guitar amps popular with rock guitarists including Randy Rhodes and Ace Frehley. In 1995 Laney introduced a Tony Iommi signature amplifier, the GH100-TI. See below our list of Laney guitar amplifiers.

Laney Guitar Amplifiers

Below are links to more Laney guitar amps and Laney speaker cabinets. Laney is a well known brand that has been manufacturing guitar related products for many years. Laney is known for creating quality head valve amps and valve combo amps.

Laney Bass Guitar Amplifiers

Below are links to more Laney bass guitar amps of various styles. Laney produces both head bass guitar amps and also combo bass guitar amps.

Laney Speaker Cabinets

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Types of Guitar Amplifier

Guitar Amplifier Types Explained

There are many styles of guitar amplifier on the market, as can be seen from the list above. Each amplifier type is designed to either work with a specific type of guitar eg Bass guitar amp, Lead guitar amp, Acoustic guitar amp etc. There are also different styles of circuits used to generate the overall sound that is produced. The biggest difference being between vintage valve guitar amplifier circuits and solid state guitar amplifier circuits which became popular in the 70’s. These include silicone chips or IC’s and transistors. The sound generate by a valve guitar amplifier and a solid state guitar amplifier are very different.

Read our guide to the different types of guitar amplifier to see how each style is made and used. When choosing a guitar amplifier it is best to first decide how it will be used as this will dictate the power output required. For instance a 5W practice amplifier will be perfect for use at home but a waste of time if you plan to tour and have gigs.

Valve Guitar Amplifiers Explained

On our web site we have some guide pages related to valve guitar amplifiers, especially push-pull designs using matched output tubes. Read our guitar amplifier valves explained page to understand more about how the valves work in the circuit and the different types of valve that can be used. The general rule being more valves then more power. In a push-pull valve guitar amplifier design one valve is pushing the speaker cone and one valve is pulling it, generating sound waves you can hear. The quality and tone of the sound generated by the speaker cabinet is reliant on the guitar amp valves pushing and pulling in equal measure.

Read our guitar amplifier technical pages on the design of a Push Pull Valve Amplifier and also a Single Ended Valve Amplifier to understand how valve technology works including the role of the guitar amplifier pre-amplifier valves and the guitar amplifier power output valves. We find out how the various pre-amplifier valves compared in our tests.

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