Anybody playing a Laney?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Dave Vader, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Dave Vader

    Dave Vader

    May 18, 2009
    Devon Uk
    Hi, anyone else here using a Laney RB9 head here? My ashdown went bang on me yesterday, so I'm looking for a cheap amp head to tide me over, and these are cheap. Anybody else here playing through one, and had any problems? I'm going to run it through my 2 1x15 Laney PA cabs, which will finally match the head if I get it, good times.
    Any opinions gratefully received, I looked on harmony and no one had a bad word to say about them, which I am naturally suspicious of.
  2. My only experience with Laney was a little practice amp RB2 , 10 inch speaker 30 watts i think , i couldnt get a good sound out of it and had to send it back ,,it might be just me , or i couldn't find the tone i wanted ,,but i was weary of their bass stuff after that.
  3. Dave Vader

    Dave Vader

    May 18, 2009
    Devon Uk
    I have a tiny Laney mighty bass practise amp that I'm very fond of. I need a brick that will not die. Might go and test one first, just wanted to know about reliability really. As I think my EB-150 has blown a fuse, or could be more sinister. Apparently once the ashdowns start blowing fuses, they don't like to stop.
  4. I'm playing the RB4 combo amp and I love it, it's the best amp I've ever bought in a long time. 160w of power for around the UK equivalent of $750 and even at high volume it's great.

    Plus, I love the 7-band EQ and the in-built limiter.
  5. Dave Vader

    Dave Vader

    May 18, 2009
    Devon Uk
    Might get me an RB9 head then. I like the limiter feature.
  6. sk8


    May 10, 2007
    United Kingdom
    i liked my RB1 very much
  7. I used a AOR 100 Watt Lead Guitar Head As Part Of A Stereo Rig With A Ampeg V4b & A Rickenbacker 4001, IT ROCKED!
  8. castleshade13

    castleshade13 Inactive

    Apr 26, 2009
    Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

    I got mine for £290 i guess its because its not import,

    I have an RB9, I'll vouch for it till i die!
  9. Dave Vader

    Dave Vader

    May 18, 2009
    Devon Uk
    Now that's the sort of thing I want to hear. :D
  10. Dave Vader

    Dave Vader

    May 18, 2009
    Devon Uk
    Update, last night playing a stand in gig with some guys I know, the abysmal Torque amp they were borrowing for me went walkies, so the guitar player went to his brother barn and pulled out an old Laney that had been sitting in a barn for nearly 3 years doing nothing. Plugged it in, and after a few crackles at the start, it sounded beautiful, and more importantly, was still working after being left essentially to the atmosphere for that long. Good times, I will buy a Laney, and I will be happy.
    On an unrelated note, if you've just oil-finished your neck 4 days before, don't gig with it, as you will get sticky bits coming off in your sweaty hands from the skunk stripe and the fretboard. :D
  11. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    I don't oil my neck however I do use a good moisturizer. Keeps the skin nice and supple!

  12. Safecainboi


    Jul 5, 2009
    I have an RB4 too, and recently I've been experiencing some big problems with the knobs. has anyone else had this? The enhance knob in particular crackles like a bitch, and now its affecting the whole sound cos the vibrations of the amp make it crackle more. Any advice?
  13. KramerBassFan


    Jan 3, 2009
    Might wanna clean those pots.
    That's most likely just the problem- dirty pots.
  14. BassForGrace


    Jul 3, 2009
    i feel naked without my rb9 it's my tome and it will make any tone with the graphic eq
  15. Dave Vader

    Dave Vader

    May 18, 2009
    Devon Uk
    When I went to try out an RB9 in the shop the one they had was fried already. I decided against it and got a GK backline 600 instead. Shame really, would have liked to have liked it.
  16. I am seriously considering the RB9. It's either the RB9 of Carvin BX500. If I go used it will be a an Ampeg SVTIII. The Laney and the Carvin are the same price, but I'm steering toward the Laney because it has all I need and I love the Laney tone. The Carvin has more features, and that is great if you need it.