Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Northern Ireland
Re: Laney TT vs VH
I tried them both head to head- it was about a year ago, but I think I can remember.
The VH has a greater range of tones than the TT. It gets from Fender-y cleans to modern metal a la killswitch engage (the tone, I'm not trying to say KSE are metal!) even at low volumes. It's kind of bright and dark toned at the same time, IMO- kind of like if you crossed an engl powerball with a mesa recto. It's kind of hard-sounding too- more a metal amp, IMO, despite the range of tones.
the TT has got warmer cleans, and doesn't have as much gain. However it's a lot smoother, has a better lead tone- more of a hard rock amp. EDIT: it'll get you much more the timmons tone you crave. But as you say, the vh will get you the other tone you want, lol.
Basically, it just depends which you prefer more, and which suits the music you play better. I think I prefer the TT. But they're virtually the same price, so it's preference.
Hope that helped- but you need to try them yourself, if you can.
EDIT: oh, i tried them in the wembley guitar centre in north london- that's not too far from hertfordhire, it's like the next county up from north london, right? I'd give them a ring to see if they have them in stock...