NAMM 2018: You may recall that last year, Laney issued a highly limited recreation of the amp employed by Tony Iommi on Black Sabbath’s debut, the LA100BL head. Now, the Brit amp co has announced a lower-wattage, more affordable and available version, the LA30BL.
The Black Country Customs LA30BL packs a pair of 12AX7 preamp tubes feeding two EL34 power tubes for a 30W British tone, while an open, uncompressed tonality promises great compatibility with pedalboards, particularly boosts, à la Iommi himself.
A three-band EQ with presence control is paired with multiple inputs for different overdrive textures, while the rear houses a trio of speaker outputs.
The LA30BL is available from February for £879/€999 (approx $1,190), while a matching LA212 cab will be £619/€699 (approx $850) - check out our demo of last year’s LA100BL for a flavour of the new amp. Head over to Black Country Customs (opens in new tab) for more info.