Here we have a stunning Laney Lionheart Guitar Amplifier comprised of a Laney L20H Head & Laney LT212 Cabinet (both in Retro Blue tolex and with a Laney Amp cover).
Designed and engineered in England the Laney Lionheart L20H is a boutique 20W single ended Class A head. The head gives a clean open dynamic sound making it a superb platform for a variety of playing styles and a great pedal platform too.
Driven by 3x 12AX7 pre-amp valves feeding 4 x EL84 power tubes and with less emphasis on Pre-amp distortion the L20 lets you hear and feel the valves clipping to break up.
The head has a twin channel pre-amp with bright switch, shared 3 band EQ and global tone control.
Other features are a studio quality digital reverb and switchable FX loop.
Lionheart represents everything Laney have learned through forty years of Laney tube heritage, distilled into a single ampilfier range. Designed to deliver the ultimate tone of a tube being pushed hard - warm and expressive, at an output level which can be used in everyday environments.
This twin channel, all tube amplifier features 'Parallel single-ended' Class A output from 4x EL84 matched tubes, providing 20 watts of rich tube power.
CLASS A: From a guitarist's point of view, in a class A amplifier each of the amplifiers power tubes are working at maximum output the whole time. This makes them run ‘HOT’ and generates a very natural level of smooth tube compression.
PARALLEL SINGLE ENDED: Higher powers are obtainable by using multiple valves in parallel – in this case 4 x EL84’s are run in Single ended mode and then paralleled up to give 20 watts RMS of Parallel Single Ended tone.
ON-BOARD REVERB: On-board studio quality reverb. Reverb gives you a sense of the space that you are in. A dry guitar signal can sound a little dull. Adding the right about of reverb provides the guitar signal with ambience and brings it to life.
FX LOOP: FX loops are important as they allow you to add effects to the signal path in a specific place between the pre-amp and the output section on an amplifier. This is where FX loops are important as it allows you to put time-based FX after the distorted pre-amp section. For example, delayed distortion sounds different to distorted delay – try it!