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Old 02-05-2001, 05:42 PM
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Laney VC50 combo - Need some comments about it


Lately, I've seen many local band players using the Laney VC50 (combo version of VH100R Head). Is it good for Vai-style music?? For what musical styles is it suitable/unsuitable?

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Old 02-10-2001, 02:49 PM
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Well...

I dont know if i can help. I have the LC30, which is a very different amp but is great for petrucci. I can say that laney have awesome build quality although i havent compared them to something like boogie.

Last time i heard a*VC50 was on an italian tv show called Roxy Bar were bands play live. The guitarist had a VC50/100 [not sure] tru which he played a Tom Anderson droptop. He wasn't playing Vai but he sure as hell had the best tone i ever ever EVER heard!!! :biggrin:

Go and try one...you'll like it. If u cant, rest at ease. It's got six gain stages if i remember well.
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Old 02-10-2001, 03:43 PM
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Well I tried one out [VC50] about 18months ago...and the main impression was LOUD!!!!

Pretty versatile but way too much treble in it for my liking. *I tried it with a Strat so its difficult to say what its like with an Ibanez but I remember it didn't have as much gain as a 5150 combo.
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Old 02-10-2001, 04:13 PM
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the one i heard sounded as fat as an american citizen at McDonalds [no offence guys :biggrin:].
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:45 AM
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Re: Laney VC50 combo - Need some comments about it


They are very good!!! The lead tone is their strong point. If you get to try one. Set the treble a little under half way, bass a little over half way, middle about half way and push the gain around to what you like. You should find (with humbuckers) you get nice round notes with lots of sustain.

Laney amps are let down by the cabinet design and could sound a lot better from stock. One of the best tones i have ever had was a laney gh50l head on a mesa 1x12 black shadow wide boy. It was REALLY REALLY good!!!! and both amps are pretty much one and the same, with the vh having a bit more gain.

This post only applys to the tone you asked about though
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:55 AM
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the one i heard sounded as fat as an american citizen at McDonalds [no offence guys :biggrin:].
I resemble that remark!! I don't recall which model, but Paul Gilbert was a Laney kinda guy and his tone was pretty sweet.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:13 AM
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Re: Laney VC50 combo - Need some comments about it


Paul gilbert endorsed the GH heads and later on used the VH combo with a couple of cabs. His first instrumental album would have been the GH and VH and i thing he even used a LC15 for some bits
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:06 PM
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Re: Laney VC50 combo - Need some comments about it


Holy crap I didn't look at the date of the original post. Necro-bump!!
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:57 PM
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Re: Laney VC50 combo - Need some comments about it


paul gilbert actually used the vc50 on some of racder x stuff look on youtube.
i had that amp and hated it only good for classic rock .
maybe solos with a good delay in the loop.

i have a pic of gilbert using it in a racerx recording somwhere with a 212 extension cab added.
i have the extension cab still but the amp is long gone i hated it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:10 PM
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Re: Laney VC50 combo - Need some comments about it


WOW this place is so slow that members are bringing back to life 2001 threads
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