Laney VH100R

Laney VH100R

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VH100R, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Laney in the VH series.

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Laney VH100R tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Laney
  • Model: VH100R
  • Series: VH
  • Category: Tube Guitar Amp Heads
  • Added in our database on: 11/25/2002

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Laney VH100R user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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Lunay's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

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It can not be easy in the config! Even if galere can be 1 minute (no more!) Quickly make the switch understand ^^

We plug it 2-3'm setting according to his preferences (more acute or not etc ...) and it sounds nikel, it's happening everywhere in all cases

English manual small but very clear (and then ... for what I have had need ...)


Level Musical I play Heavy / Speed ​​... Wonderful is the word for this head.

My guitar is an Ibanez S1675 with micro Qm1 and 2 (Ibanez what: /) and I have a Rocktron Intellifex in the loop

From the sound level, we get an absolutely beautiful clear sound when we add it a reverb, a small delay and a beautiful chorus ... just grand ...
Then we go to the "B" of the clean channel with a knob "Drive" to add to your clean sound a slight distortion but very light (micro environment = clean / Bridge Pickup = Its a little bluesy Old School super nice to rave on a little punchy blues)

In channel B was first time a popping sound really great crunch, there is always an almost clean sound micro environment but micro ca passes easel has a distortion Rock / hard rock suitable for this style of music!
In "Overdrive", so part B of the second channel, then it is madness ... if the lamp are solicited (Volume 3 about this ... really too powerful head) was a monstrous distortion, accurate, present with no scope bad, not at all aggressive has the ear, in short, a treat. When you stay on this channel to provide lead, it is simply something crazy, I had never taken much pleasure in ensuring my lead. This amp is really for AC with a fluid sound that slime that makes you want to hear it again and again.

Honestly, I like all of the sound of this amp ... not because it's mine but because it's true and we can not contradict him !!!


I play it for 6 months and repeated in concert and I have never had such a good sound to make heavy. The presence of the head is monumentale.J'avaisz Much loved playing on uen triple X has a moment then I played on a JCM2000 (I have nothing against marshall I like some sounds but we are in a different category ! )dropoff window

Value unbeatable price which seems to me, for such a versatile 990th head and possessing as good sound, it is given.

The choice? tHE SAME !! I am in love with this ampli.Comme I said I play Heavy / speed has gamma ray, Helloween, Stratovarius and I counsel every guitarist and Heavy Prog to jump on it!

nikoxx's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

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I have good ay ... VH100R my all-tube (in June 12 AX7 pre-amp and amplifier in 6L6/EL32 4)
The PSE head out its 100 Watts lamps and I quickly invested in a 4X12 for it to have it sound distribution MRIT ... After a few time and rpeter, given the power, you can remove 2 power tubes to switch to 50 watts which allows a more efficient low volume (harmonic prsence, etc). Some dconseillent the manipulation, the other not, on the contrary ...

Settings: front, 2 main channels (clean / drive) almost identical to the settings with each of their A / B, giving a total of four channels with rglage indpendant reverb, effects loop level, equalization, etc. ...
Common to the two channels: SETTING THE prsence the (mid building) trs effective.

Connectors: front, two ales is high and low, and the rear, with all the different connections possible impdances mono and stereo, 3 loops possibility of effects in an insert parallle, and two others due to each channel and adjustable in faade for each channel (clean / drive). A switch rglage the bias is also a possible change to the type of lamps (dpart of the EL34 in amplification, I think. The one I have is mounted 6L6).
Pernet finally footswitch to control channel 2 indpendamment the two boost and reverb.
The only problem: no master for all (even if it is possible to insert the Bridger effects the rear and adjust the master volume via the knob of the insert, but it ' derrire is not very practical)
Wala and therefore can rglages compltes trs connectors: 9 / 10


The rglages are fairly intuitive but I took some time to find a balance between the four channels (gnral volume level, drive ...) and worse must be considered with rglages guitar pickups, adding nuances, which ultimately is a good point but exploit.
I russi rglages get what I'm fiddling a little, and APRS rpeter ten, I developed my rglages + effects for all four respective channels
The manual is in English, but quite simple and easy to access, but a good rest of the English and not the panacea.

8 / 10


After a few times, the sound palette is INTERESTED, it was crystal clear sounds REALLY almost to the level of Fender amps (I have long jou a performer and clear this amp seems better : a good slap)
The boost channel clear, therefore follows the legalization, we can have both a crunch pntrant and warm, it's nice but also consider the legalization basic clean channel .

The drive is caractrise by a certain coldness in the mid, a sound that I would call brilliant, aa some characters. I was expecting something hotter but in any case but it's not cold either, do not abuse it. He said this MRIT not drool and be fairly clear in the attack and cruncher like velvet.
His lead is a real dclinaison rgal with a big sound really tight grain with incomparable Marshall JCM 900 is net prcis, arpond harmonics, in short is the top especially as the lamps are solicited. The trouble with lead is that the higher the lev is greater the wind (with apparent volume of the guitar once: Drang): slution: noise gate in the loop.
Without reaching a large mesa, approaching a big sound tight but not as compressed as the British left, but with characters REALLY personal, always with that little bit of brilliance: a you ... at least that's what I like about this particular ct (why dpenser more for what everyone is looking ???).

So a lot of sonic possibilities for this head which I still do not exploit the full potential sound with rglages possible. Note that it is worth trs the nuances of my guitar microphone positions (H / H) which is still good even CHARACTERISTICS amps.
9 / 10, taking into account the small blows lead but also the potential noise that I have not yet Fully exploit. A palette of sounds REALLY versatile.


I've had a few months and I have no regrets because in my style of Zique (pop-rock-mtal), it fits perfectly and possde a price / qualitson / Ingala a possibility I think (even if it is still difficult in adgotter OCCAZ).
I tried the Peavey 5150, Marshall JCM 900 and even 800 before, the Engl (a bit too expensive for me and not found in nine OCCAZ) and also the mesa (but not in conditions "buying a t te ")
At present I do not regret my purchase and this amp seems evolutive enough so that I can not get enough APRS 6 months of use anyway.
Laney is a good brand lamps trs even if it suffers from low reputable ...
I say 9 / 10 for total satisfaction confirm the future
To 750/800 in 1100 and about nine OCCAZ is a good amp trs versatile and powerful for the repeated scene: you make your euros in watt gnreux well.
EDIT: more samples available as more PC ...

Necrofagia's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

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9 / 10, as indeed does have a master trs useful, but hey, when you can do without even fiddling with the volume of each CHANNELS.
The switch: "Resonance" and "bright" are really useful for trs to find a sound that suits everyone, and I do not recall having seen on other amps ...


Configuration is very simple to understand but nevertheless remains that difficult a handle and is relatively long to find the sound that matches, but this amp has it in stock, be it for any type of music!
trs I quickly found a sound that suited me (just back up the gain! lool!) but hey, I still have paufine ...
This amp has so much potential her that I will never have toured all!
the manual is in English, the only problem, but with a good dictionary, it will go out, lol!


I am guitarist in a metal band, and frankly ... I already try it and I got in the head during all the Opeth concert, and there is nothing to say ... this amp is perfect ...
I enjoy doing a rock n 'roll over to the AC / DC, blues, and everything, and I find her a suitable tjs!
I play with a Lag Arkane mount EMG HZ, and ... ca not imagine the sound you get ... the micro acute in drive, its a metal round, fat, but prcis and slamming, and in light on the micro serious, good bass to reason well, one that saturates the nikel, hot ... nothing to say ...
There is no sound that I dtest!
With simple, you get a get a snapping sound that easily for a good crunch pti blues, with overdrive and more, we get a big sound mtal prcise well, with good grain English (Opeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeth! ), the sound "vintage rock'n roll", etc ... happiness has its best!


I use it for about 2 months (6 months now), and I still have a long time before you have done with this amp!
I try difrent amps before this one (ENGL Fireball, Marshall Mode Four, Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier ...) and it's really the one who tapp me in the eye (and ears as !) because the report qualitprix / sound / possible in the words "I-lost-his name" (DSOL) is the best ... While the Mesa is huge too, but hey, at least for 2000, the Mesa had better watch out!

if I could afford, I buy a second!

Besides the breath that is the problem of all tube amps, I did not find inconvnients, even trying!
some may blame him low in a less Submitted Recto, of course, but I, I subscribe more to this than its the Mesa

Arbaal's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

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It is basic and cheap


Simple configuration! Intuitive! I bought this head and found my sound in 20 minutes, and when I have needed to change my settings ...


I play a lot of things with this head, the blues with a Fender U.S. Start, rock, metal with my PRS us rather prog metal, heavy hardrock has deep or Motley Crue. It sounds very guitar hero with some effects and a vigier exca: p

The clean is fenderien, not sublime, but a good clean!
The boost 1 (a crunch) is voxien vintage at heart I used to rock the british
The crunch (crunch 2) is a kind of channel JCM800 saturated with the sound british
The boost 2 (lead) is very powerful, a saturation level that allows to play in a really great metal record! Start with my AC goes no further than the heavy, but with the PRS I could afford to play in the delirium Korn / Limp Bizkit / ... (I take groups known easier to compare!)


The versatility of this amp is really something that pushed me to play Laney ...
I tried really amp before stopping on this one ...
JCM900/2000, 5150 (could compete, but beautiful clean crunch unusable), ENGL Blackmore / Screamer / Powerball (could compete but horrible crunch), Mesa Rectifier's (too cold, clean, crunch average price (disturbing), etc. .. . ... etc.

The price / quality ratio is very good at his point of view of the amp ... The build quality is not crazy after .. We know that Laney has established a specification calling for a low cost construction;) But it's the same with Marshall or Peaveay ...

It is clear that the choice I would do with a budget of € 1500, starting from € 2500 I would go over to the amps that I would rather look at Badcat remains nonetheless a step up (but price multiplied by at least 2!)

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