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The Beast Classic Head, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Laboga in the The Beast series.


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Laboga The Beast Classic Head tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Laboga
  • Model: The Beast Classic Head
  • Series: The Beast
  • Category: Tube Guitar Amp Heads
  • Added in our database on: 02/18/2014

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Laboga The Beast Classic Head user reviews

Average Score:5.0(5/5 based on 1 review)
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Jeffouille02/28/2014

Jeffouille's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The little beast rising, rising!"

Laboga The Beast Classic Head
It's all light and all handmade in Poland!
- 4 EL84 power stage
- 2 12AX7 everything that has more normal
- 3 channels: clean, crunch and drive

It sends the 30w sxitchable 15, convenient to do away the immediate neighbors. Interesting thing: the 15 watts are achieved by "reduction" Food lamps and not decommissioned 2 lamps.

Settings:
- 1 Master
- A gain for the clean channel and a knob "character" + a switch "crunch", hummm! It is good that little crunch! Miam ...
- A success for the drive channel, bass & treble + a switch "Mid" pushing or not medium but not that: according to the position (on or off), it also interferes with the bass and treble settings

Ah yes of course a guitar input and an on / off switch + then positioned on 15 or 30w standby.

And behind: an effects loop with level loop positionable -10 or +4 db switch "speaker on / off" which mutes the speaker output and so can make the choice of headphone and / or XLR without preventing snoring neighbors or grill the output transformer! Nice idea!

UTILIZATION

The config is very simple and that's what I love. The knob "Character" is certainly not enough "full" compared to a real equalizer but we manage to find the appropriate place.
A little support on the switch crunch and guess what? We go crunch.
For the lead channel also super simple: gain, bass and treble a + a switch "mid"
The downloadable manual is ultra light, it even shows information about lamps and their possible change (note in particular: the bias is fixed and not adjustable, so you have to change by the same!).
To obtain the ben: one branch is not easy?

SOUNDS

The clean channel is a killer: even if the "Character" button is a bit frustrating, clean sounds are clear, warm and just enough of slamming (less than a Fender anyway) with good compression when up in the towers volume.
With a Les Paul in the neck position, it sounds jazzy, although I love round. With Jet Lag and 3 single-coil pickups, it is funcky, although clean, clean anything!
Still lacks a little reverb, I'll have to buy one to put in the loop.
By pressing the "crunch" then here it crunch, it's good! Yum!
Passage to drive channel: good vintage sound to death! Between a fuzz early in the race and TubeScreamer supercharged when pushing the gain (Tubescreamer to which we would add 2 or 3 lamps history of the heat a little more). A real treat!
We do not reach levels high gain but pushed to fund the drive channel when sending even good fat very heavy very dirty!

OVERALL OPINION

I just acquired for € 445 (about Stock2Music), a very good deal at this price as it is rather in the 600 € else on the net!
I plug it into a speaker Orange PPC112 with a classic Vintage 30. Nothing to say! It will take that even when I try other HP because I think the V30 is still a bit aggressive. We will see later ...
In short, for the price I bought it, have an amp "handmade" in Europe and the quality is fantastic!
As a reminder, the heads Orange Dual Terror Made in China cost about € 600 Thotho and are less equipped (no effects loop, no headphone output or XLR ...).
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