New Laney all tube amps
Checkout the new Laney Cub 8 and Cub 10 - all tube 5 and 10 watt practice amp.
The NEW Laney CUB 8 and CUB 10 all tube amps
The CUB 8 is a brand new, all tube guitar amp with its roots fairly and squarely back in the very beginning of tube amp production.
The design ethos behind the CUB amps is 'Small is Beautiful!' There are plenty of situations when small is king and having an amplifier like the CUB 8 allows you to get 'THAT' vintage sound.
The CUB 8 features a classic single-ended Class A design, and is loaded with a single ECC83 in the pre amp section and a single 6V6GT in the output section generating 5 watts RMS of vintage tube tone.
The CUB 8's control panel is simplicity personified - a tone control, a volume control, Hi and LO input and that's your lot. The CUB 8 houses an 8" Celestion driver.
Using a CUB 8 is straightforward, plug in, dial in your tone and wind the volume up a little and the 6V6GT's respond in a bright, bouncy and brilliant fashion. Drive the output section harder and the increased 2nd and 3rd order harmonics give the tone a pronounced bottom end and a lovely lower mid.
The CUB 10 is not just a bigger CUB 8, it is a totally different amplifier and comes from further along the evolutionary path of tube amp design.
The CUB 10 is a Class A/B design and produces 10 watts RMS of power from an output section loaded with a pair of 6v6GT's, driven from a pre amp loaded with 2 ECC83's. The pre amp compliment consists of a Tone control, a Volume control and a Gain control, along with a set of Hi & Lo input jacks. The CUB 10 houses a 10" Celestion driver.
The CUB 10's Class A/B output section gives this amp a nicely pronounced mid range - which is where the natural frequencies of the guitar instrument sit. This means that the CUB 10 has a very natural and responsive mid range when run clean. Push the amp a little harder and things begin to get very Zeppelin-esque - think "Heartbreaker". Hit the strings harder and the amp breaks up ever so responsively, dial in more gain and the amp really starts to cook with vintage tone. The pair of 6V6GT's work hard to give plenty of low-end punch for a small tube amp, perfect for a bluesy solo.
21st September 2009