NAMM 2018: UK firm Laney Amps unveiled contrasting products in Anaheim, with the 300W Iron Heart IRT-SLS pitched as the "ultimate fly-rig", while their diminutive new Bluetooth-compatible Mini Amp range looks destined for bedrooms and tabletops the world over.
First up, the serious business. The no-nonsense Ironheart livery of the IRT-SLS (above) adorns a unit that offers clean, rhythm and lead channels, separate EQs and two power modes: high-power pumps between 3 to 300W RMS, while standard mode delivers <1 to 60W.
We have high hopes for this one, which is why we've named it one of the best amps of NAMM 2018.
Laney Mini and Laney Mini-ST
Next up, we have Laney's eminently covetable entry into the world of ultra-compact cuteness.
These battery-powered lunchboxes are available in three styles, all inspired by Laney's 50-year back catalogue, and come in two spec levels. Mini is the basic mono one-speaker model, while Mini-ST adds stereo amplification, twin speakers and a built-in digital delay.
Laney has also equipped its Smartphone Insert Technology - a 3.5mm input for easy connection to guitar tone-generating apps.
For more info, head over to www.laney.co.uk