Re: Laney Amps
Similar experience to Mr Bates; very happy with my (NOS Mullard) EL34 equipped GH-50L. Had it for over ten years now with no problems.
However, my previous VC50 gave me huge problems - faults ranging from the channel switching through to complete, total failure during gigs destroyed my confidence with the VC (I had at least a couple of replacements and each had gone back to Laney for repairs too). Shame, as the VC50 was a really good looking and sounding amp when it did run okay. Long since discontinued now, which may be telling as to the problems with reliability of that particular model.
Experience since, with the GH-50L, has been great.