Laney CUB12R Tube Guitar Amp Combo
Laney CUB-212-R Description
The new CUB12R features great straight ahead vintage valve tone with a splash of high quality reverb. The CUB12R houses a Celestion 12 inch driver and pushes out up to 15 watts RMS of pure vintage valve tone, we say up to 15 watts RMS as it has the option of running at significantly less output but more on that in a moment.
Lets take a look at the preamp, this consists of the following controls from right to left - gain, treble, middle, bass, volume, tone and finally reverb.
The CUB12R's valve complement consists of 3 x ECC83 valves in the preamp giving you the ability to dial in plenty of gain, and the output section consists of 2 x EL84 output valves, which give you that classic British tonality to the amp when they are pushed hard. The CUB12R features a nifty output trick - if you look at the front panel you'll notice two input sockets, one labelled 15W, the other labelled <1W. If you plug into the 15W socket you get the full power of the amp, 15 Watts of wonderfully warm valve tone. Plug into the <1W and you get .75 of a Watt output. This allows you to drive the amplifier as hard as you like, giving you masses of power amp compression and a pleasing break up for that elusive DARK ART tone.
The CUB12R's rear panel features everything you'll need, additional speaker outs with both 8 & 16 Ohm options, a footswitch socket for switching the reverb and an effects loop. The CUB12R offers a welcome addition to the Laney tube amp range giving everyone the opportunity to experience the sound and feel of a good quality tube amp.
The CUB series all feature great straight ahead vintage tone. The design ethos behind the CUB amps is ‘Small is Beautiful!’ There are plenty of situations when small is king and having smaller wattage amplifier allows you to get classic vintage sounds without complicated control layouts or excessive volume.
A BIGGER BITE
The CUB12R offer a CUB with a substantially bigger bites and a nifty trick up their sleeves! All will be revealed in a moment.
The CUB12R houses a hh mini logo 12” driver, giving them an increased volume and full rich valve tone. Looking at the pre amp it’s clear that the CUB12R packs more into the amp than it’s smaller siblings. From right to left the controls run as follow: -Gain, Treble, Middle, Bass, Volume, Tone and finally Reverb. The output section of the CUB12R is based around a pair of EL84 tubes giving it a more scooped tone than it’s smaller counterparts. Think smooth rich overdrive with bags of gain.
THE NIFTY TRICK
Now the nifty trick – the CUB12R features two input sockets one-labeled 15 watts the other labeled less than one watt. Plug into the 15 watts input and that’s what you get 15 watts of cool tube tone, plug into the “less than one watt” and you get your great tube tone but now it’s a whisper more than a roar. The Less than 1-watt option allows you to drive the power amp section really hard allowing you to really access the “dark art” tone of power amp distortion.
The CUB12R is a member of the CUB range which offers everyone the opportunity to experience the sound and feel of a good quality tube amp at what is an amazing price.
Laney CUB-12R Specs
- Channel Controls: Gain, Treble, Middle, Bass, Volume & Tone
- Class: Class A/B
- Packed Dimensions (HxWxD mm): 455 x 475 x 275
- Drivers: 12" HH Driver
- Equalisation: Bass, Middle, Treble
- Footswitch: FS1 (Not Included)
- FX Loop(s): Yes
- Impedance: 8 Ohm
- Inputs: 2 : 15W & <1W
- Output Valves: 2 x EL84
- Power: 15 Watts & < 1 Watt
- Preamp Valves: 3 x ECC83
- Reverb: Yes
- Speaker connections: 8 - 16 Ohm connections
- Weight: 11.5 Kg
- Unit Dims - for int. case (HxWxD mm): 427 x 435 x 235
|Category||Arts & Entertainment > Hobbies & Creative Arts > Musical Instrument Accessories|
|Amplifier for||Electric Guitar Amp|
|Type of Amplifier||Combo Amp|
|Speakers Config.||1 x 12"|
|Product Tags||guitar amplifier, combo amplifier, tube amplifier|