Laney LA30BL Black Country Customs 30W Head
Built to a design conceived in 1968, and not built until the present, the LA30BL is a single channel, non-master volume style head. Delivering a toneful 30 watts its simple lay and relatively clean uncompressed output make it the ideal pedal platform. A modern-day SUPERGROUP - The Laney LA30BL is a modern amplifier that sounds like a classic rock machine.
Lyndon Laney takes up the story: “Sometime in 1968 we experimented with a few different designs using the LA100BL idea. We had already been selling both 200-Watt and 60-Watt versions and these were used for vocal, bass and organ as well as lead guitar. I felt that there was demand for a smaller version and one 30-Watt prototype we made sounded great – sweet and warm. However, it was a different time with little or no volume restrictions at venues and generally very limited public-address systems. Also at that time keeping production course was proving very difficult – I was wiring amps on my kitchen table at night after work to catch up! So, events overtook us and the 30- watt never got started. There was only one prototype ever built but this was lost in a burglary at our premises in the mid 70’s.
All these years later James & I are stood at the NAMM show for our 50th looking at the LA100BL, and i recalled fond memories of this special 30-Watt. I suppose as the product never made it into official production the ‘baby brother’ is more of a ‘bastard son’!!!! But it was a real passion project, so we recreated it and I am proud to say this lovely amp, that has been waiting in the wings for 50 years, is now here."
The LA30BL features the same preamplifier circuit as the LA100BL with a twin EL34 Class AB output stage running at 30 watts. And like all Black Country Customs it is designed and manufactured in the UK- in the Black Country!
- Speaker outputs 1x 16 Ohm , 1x 8 Ohm & 1x 4 Ohm
- Presence Control
- Gain Control
- Vintage design box frame output transformer
- Ideal Pedal platform
- Inputs can be jumpered
- Bass channel & Treble channel
- 12AX7A & EL34 loaded
- Item dimensions: 220mm x 620mm x 220mm (HWD)
- Carton dimensions: 335mm x 735mm x 330mm (HWD)
- Item weight: 10.5 kg