Laney GH50R212 2x12" 50w Valve Combo - Whether You Want Soaring Cleans Or Searing Leads This Can Deliver!
There are two types of gain that affect your tone. Preamp gain which is what we asociate with modern high gain tones and power amp gain which is what we relate to that classic rock tone when preamps were just not as strong as they are today. Laney know that there is a lot more you can do with these different tones so they made the GH50R212 amp. This lets you craft the tone you want straight out of the box from crystal cleans to high gain destruction.
Channel 1 responds like your typical classic British style amplifier. Bringing up the drive contol you can go from a really crystal clean through to a decent amount of crunch and overdrive. Honestly for a lot of blues and rock players this one channel will deliver all of the tones you will ever need.
Channel 2 on the other hand picks up from the overdrive of channel and gets you closer to the modern high gain sound we have loved in some of Laney's other amps. The big thing here is that you have control of both the preamp and poweramp gain here. The gain control sets the amount of preamp gain while the volume really pushes the poweramp in to another world of overdrive. Don't worry about the volume of cranking the power amp as you actually have a master output control that sets the volume in the room.
There are few speakers that would be able to produce the versatile range of tones required by this amplifier. After loads of testing the best option showed and it is the legendary Celestion Vintage 30! Set up with a pair of these incredibel speakers this amp is ceratainly gig ready straight out of the box.
50w Of Power
With 50w of power you can fill out most decent sized venues without much issue thanks to the pair of TAD EL34 valves in the power amp. Combine that with the four 12AX7 preamp tubes to handle all of your gain needs this is a serious tone machine that is made for the gigging guitarist.
XLR DI with Speaker Emulation
So this is something that you don't see all the time on 50w heads. The idea here is that you can run the amplifier live on stage with a DI out to the front of house using the inbuilt speaker simulation. Not only does this look cleaner on stage but you don't even need to worry about knocking the mic around.
Here's what Laney say about the GH50R
GHR is the product of Laney's long-term study of how guitar players interact with tube amps. "Tube tone" is composed with what we have come to describe as "RED" and "BLACK" tone elements: RED is tube preamp distortion, in which ECC83 tubes add drive. BLACK is output tube distortion which increases as the power tubes are driven harder. GHR allows the player to balance RED and BLACK elements to seek the sweet spot in each player's setup.
The result of intensive design and development in Great Britain, the GH50R delivers 502 watts RMS of pure, rich, warm tube power from an EL34 loaded output section.
Both of the GH50R212’s channels can be configured to be used either clean or driven, with each channel producing subtle differences in tone depending on how you tweak them. This is the ‘amp tweaker’s’ delight! Whether its funk or melodic rock, whether you’re a hybrid picker or a shredder, the GH50R212 delivers outstanding, dynamic, complex, rich & colourful guitar tones.
CONTROL THE MASTER
The GH50R212’s unique Master Output control allows you to dial in just the right balance of pre-amp v’s power-amp distortion to find the sweet spot. A Master Tone control also allows tonal adjustment at the end of signal chain.
The 3 band tone stack is shared between channels giving a simple yet effective tone palette. A Pull Shift function also increases the tonal flexibility of the mid-range.
STUDIO QUALITY DIGITAL REVERB
Studio-quality digital reverb gives rich ambience to the sound via a rotary control. A Pull Focus function adds further variation according to preference.
- Channels: 2 Channels
- Power: 50 Watts RMS
- Inputs: Single Input
- Channel Controls: Channel 1 - Drive - Pull Bright, Channel 2 Drive & Volume
- Equalisation: Passive Bass, Middle (Pull SHIFT), Treble & Master Tone
- Preamp Valves: 4 x 12AX7
- Output Valves: 2 x TAD EL34's
- Class: Class AB
- Reverb: High Quality Studio Digital Reverb
- Footswitch: FS2 (Included)
- Speaker connections: 1 x 16 Ohm, 1 x 8 Ohm, 2 x 16 Ohms, 1 x 4 Ohms & 2 x 8 Ohms
- FX Loop(s): Variable Level
- Drivers: 2 x 12 Celestion Vintage
- Baffle: Straight
- Master Section: Master Tone & Master Output
- Cover: Balanced DI output POST output section with Speaker Emulation
- DI Socket: Balanced DI output POST output section with Speaker Emulation