Laney Ironheart IRT60H/120H

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  1. ShadyDavey

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    Laney Amplification

    Only noticed these recently and haven't been able to track down (m)any clips or much information as they're not in the shops as yet. Previewed earlier in the year there has been some changes from those prototypes but all of them for the better.



    Clearly there's been a lot of influence from other companies in the UK (built-in attenuator, "ISF/Shape" control) but the specs look impressive and the range features a 60 watt head, 120 watt head, 60 watt combo as well as a couple of cabs.

    Blurb for the 60 watt head and 2 x 12 cab:
    The 120 watt head has 4 6L6's instead of two and I have to say that I'm quite excited. Laney have never really enjoyed the profile or reputation of many companies and yet they have produced some absolutely outstanding amps over the years. Lack of an emulated out might not please some people but I can't see that being a "make or break" feature for most.

    Looks like the 60 watt head is going to be about £540 and the 120 should sit around the £700 mark.
     
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    Apparently I may have been selectively blind for the last few months, feel free to throw bricks at my head :lol:

     
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    I've hard Ironheart at Musikmesse played by Mattias IA Eklundh and Chritophe Godin :)

    It sounded very good, I liked it a lot :shred:

    Here are 2 photos I made:

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    Been waiting for US prices for these, if the 60watter is $800 I might pick one up. I always said Laney needed a modern metal amp, and this might be it.
     
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    Nice shots Sikor - particularly good to see the back panel.

    Tosh - yeah, absolutely. My first ever tube amp was a Laney and I've had a soft spot for them ever since :)

    http://www.nevadamusic.co.uk/guitar/amps-and-cabs/laney-ironheart-ir60h-

    Looks as if the price for the 60w was correct, although I'm not sure how the transatlantic exchange rate will fluctuate over the length of the time it will no doubt take for them to hit the US.
     
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    They should have named it the Laney ENGLheart.

    Can't wait to try it, something totally fresh on the Market.
     
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    Sort of ish :)

    AOR-style boosts with some nice dynamic control + attenuator isn't totally revolutionary etc......but hopefully there will be enough real tone at a competitive price to make it worthwhile.

    Rather a Laney than a Marshall for me personally, even if the HH Drivers may be a bit wooly ^^
     
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    Damn it... more amp GAS. I have to have one now.
     
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    Saw that first Musikmesse demo few months back. Definitely looking forward to this. Laney makes great amps and a 6L6 modern head would sounds really cool. :metal:
     
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    How come the Ironheart is cheaper than the VH100R? Is it made in China?

    May see if I can get one of these closer to christmas
     
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    Supposedly Chinese made parts built in the UK, but I don't know 100%..

    Seems like this should be competition for the Blackstar HT100 head.

    Someone needs to get one and do a demo of nothing but metal riffs with the 2 channels. Laney's demos have all been shred, which the GH/VH amps had no problem with...
     
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    Thanks :)

    Wow, this is really good price! :yesway:
     
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    New demo from Laney.

    Gief more Alex Hutchings and his 7 string tbh!



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    Hush my mouth, Ibby 8 string makes an appearance later.
     
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    Okay, now I fucking want one! :lol:
     
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    My GAS is off the charts.
     
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    wow that thing sounds fucking angry mean!
     
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    Alex Hutchings once again - this time in Bangkok:



    Isn't helping my GAS :)
     
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    US Prices from the distributor:

    Ironheart IRT60H $849.00
    Ironheart IRT120H $999.00
    Ironheart IRT60-212 $959.00
    Ironheart IRT412 $499.00
    Ironheart IRT212 $329.00

    I'm gonna grab a 60watt head once they hit the big retailers, probably sell my 3120 if this is better. :lol:
     
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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    625€.....ù*$*#¤

    I really don't need another amp...I reaaaaally don't........>_<.....GAS......

    763 for teh 120w head, too.
     
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    Really want to play one of these in store... along with the mini 5150iii and DV Mark Triple 6... and Egnater Vengeance :DDDDD
     

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