laney r5: Anybody have one?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by zillo, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. zillo


    Jun 5, 2003
    Hi All:

    This the the newer Laney 300 watts @ 4 ohms 2X10 combo for less than $500 American

    Anybody ever try one of these? My buddy just gave me an old 15" Music man cabinet, and it seems that the new cab and the combo would be a versatile combination.

    Any reviews, comments, Laney experience?

    many thanks
  2. I have a Laney combo, BC 75. It's been a pretty reliable "workhorse" for me, but not enough watts (75), eventually, and I moved on, but still use it for smaller gigs and restricted stage space. (It's even the right hight to sit on instead of a chair, if needed, while I'm in the Jazz combo.)

    You can search threads and find stuff on Laney. I thing that TB'rs weren't too impressed, but in my experience it worked fine. Don't know about the newer stuff, though, and they were pretty much known for their guitar amps when I got mine.

    Careful if you're adding on the 15"; read through the threads about ohms ratings vs. adding on cabs. Don't want to burn your amp up... ;) A lot of good info here about that.
  3. zillo


    Jun 5, 2003
    Thnks for the help! The specs say that it'll take an 8 ohm cab, for a 4 ohm load....should work.