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First Look: Laney Cub-Super Top & Cub-Super 12

Published 7 months ago on September 14, 2020

By Jonathan Graham

Gi71...Main Reviews/ First Look....Laney Cub-SuperTop & Cub-Super 12

 

Videos: 1 Native + 1 Embedded (https://youtu.be/76TkSIQ7guE)

 

 

First Look: Laney Cub-SuperTop & Cub-Super 12

 

Brand new for 2020, Laney Amplification are back with some incredible new editions to their already stellar line-up. Lee Wrathe & Lari Basilio give us a fist look at the Laney Cub-SuperTop & Laney Cub-Super 12.

 

 

 

Laney CUB-SUPERTOP

 

The CUB-SUPERTOP boutique-style all-tube amp features an ergonomic, straight ahead single channel with three-band EQ plus a dynamic, footswitchable boost function. The CUB-SUPERTOP also features a footswitchable on-board reverb powered by the highly acclaimed spring reverb algorithm from the Black Country Custom Secret Path pedal.

The CUB-SUPERTOP delivers 15 watts of pure CLASS A/B tube tones in a compact portable head, and features the ability to be run at <1 watt by plugging into the < 1-watt input. The CUB-SUPERTOP is loaded with a pair of hand-selected 12AX7 tubes in the preamp and a pair of EL84 output tubes in the output section.

 

 

Laney CUB-SUPER 12

 

The CUB-SUPER 12 is a great-sounding boutique style all-tube amp, featuring an ergonomic, straight ahead single channel with three-band EQ plus a dynamic, footswitchable boost function. The CUB-SUPER 12 also features a footswitchable on-board reverb powered by the highly-acclaimed spring reverb algorithm from the Black Country Customs Secret Path pedal.

Loaded with a custom designed and voiced HH 12” driver, the CUB-SUPER 12 delivers 15 watts of pure Class A/B tube tones and features the ability to be run at <1 watt by plugging into the <1 watt input.

The CUB-SUPER 12 is loaded with a pair of hand-selected 12AX7 tubes in the preamp and a pair of EL84 output tubes in the output section. The CUB-SUPER 12 is equipped with an insert-style FX loop and external speaker socket.

 

Key Features of the Laney Cub-SuperTop & Cub-Super 12

 

Class A/B

A Class A/B power section is based on the notion that music is a waveform and linear in nature – i.e. you only get a +ve section followed by a -ve section, you never get a +ve and -ve occurring at the same time. In a Class A/B amplifier, the input signal is split into the +ve and the -ve sides of the waveform and each respective part is sent to a separate tube or tubes and amplified accordingly.

 

 

Selectable Power: 15W Or Less Than 1W

Allows you to drive the output stage of the amplifier harder at reduced output levels should you need to use the unit in situations where full volume is not appropriate.

 

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 preamp 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 preamp section. For example, delayed distortion sounds different to distorted delay – try it.

 

Laney CUB-SUPERTOP Specifications

 

• 2 x 12AX7 Preamp Tubes
• 2 x EL84 Output Tubes
• 3-Band EQ Tonestack
• Line Out
• FS2-MINI Eptional Extra
• Item Dimensions: 210mm x 430mm x 176mm (H x W x D)
• Carton Dimensions: 295mm x 555mm x 240mm (H x W x D)
• Item Weight: 7.50kg

 

 

 

Laney CUB-SUPER 12 Specifications

• 2 x 12AX7 Preamp Tubes
• 2 x EL84 Output Tubes
• Line Out
• FS2-Mini Optional Extra
• Item Dimensions: 399mm x 430mm x 233mm (H x W x D)
• Carton Dimensions: 480mm x 495mm x 295mm (H x W x D)
• Item Weight: 11.70kg

 

 

For more information, please visit:

laney.co.uk

 

 

 

 


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