Laney VH100RN
Laney VH100RN

VH100RN, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Laney in the VH series.

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iamqman 01/31/2012

Laney VH100RN : iamqman's user review

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Laney amplification has been around for a long time. They were one of the first amplifier companies to really take the British voicing and compound on it. They're one of those companies that use that familiar British tone and gave it a lot more features and saturation. These amplifiers really take on that heritage that lthey started years ago. This is basically 100 W amplifier has two channels of operation. This is an EL34-based power amp tubes section as you probably would expect from a British company. You have a high and low input jack to give you that medium gain all the way up to high gain application.



Power RMS: 100 Watts
Inputs: Hi & Lo Jacks
Channels: 2 - each with footswitchable gain
Equalization: Independent Bass, Middle & Treble for both channels
Master Presence Control: Yes
Bright Switch: Yes: on clean channel
Switchable Resonance: Yes
Preamp Valves: Premium ECC83
Output Valves: Premium EL34
Switchable valve bias (5881 / EL34): Yes
Class: A/B
Reverb: Yes- With independent levels on each channel
Line Out: Yes
Line In: Yes
Footswitch: FS4 (Included)
Speaker connections: Connections for 1 x 16 ohm, 2 x 16 ohm, 1 x 8 Ohm, 2 x 8 ohm
FX Loop(s): Channel A, Channel B, Channel A + B, Global Insert/Side Chain with Return level


If you've ever played any type of Marshall amplifier or even in orange amplifier then your in good company with this amp. This is 100 watts loud sonic British tone that gives you a little bit more features that standard Marshall Plexi or Marshall on JCM 800. One cool feature that existed is the line out and line in of the power section. So basically you can run a wet dry wet operation with the out as well as going direct for recording as well as having the line in of your favorite preamp and using Laney's power amp section of this amplifier. That's a cool feature and you don't see that tofeature on many high gain amplifiers.


These amplifiers are great alternative to a Marshall or an orange amps. It does have multiple channel so it gives the user a lot of flexibility in features that you wouldn't find out of a single channel amplifier. Overall this is a good amplifier for someone who needs 100 W of power and needs multiple channels to cover a lot of musical possibilities. These are great amplifiers for recording primarily because of the line out features as well.