Formed in 1967 by Lyndon Laney, Laney Amplification is a West Midlands based guitar and musical instrument amplifier manufacturer who were closely involved with Tony
Iommi of BLACK SABBATH in the birth of the ‘Heavy Metal’ music genre. Since 1967, Laney Amplification has gone on from strength to strength and is presently a multinational company that continues to
design ‘tone’ solutions to enable musicians of all playing styles and levels to attain their ‘tonal’ ecstasy. Laney currently work with globally renowned musicians and bands such as The Prodigy, The
Foo Fighters, Killswitch Engage, Skindred, Black Sabbath and many more. Their design archive collection spans the music decades.
As a brand, Laney is historically associated with Birmingham City and its vibrant live music scene. In 2011, Laney sponsored the ‘Home of Metal’ exhibition at Birmingham
Museum & Art Gallery where there was much press recognition (CNN, BBC news, SKY news, SKY Arts and The Guardian) of their contribution to the ‘Heavy Metal’ music genre, cultural heritage and
historic link with The Black Country and the city.
Laney Amplification began in 1967 when Lyndon Laney, whilst playing in a local band, “The Band of Joy“ with John Bonham on drums and Robert Plant on vocals, turned his musical interest into
amplifier construction. Initially working in his father’s garage. Lyndon Laney sought to design and build amplifiers with key “tonal” characteristics that were unheard of at the time.
During this musically fertile time in Birmingham and the West Midlands, Lyndon Laney’s innovative amplifiers gained popularity among innovative musicians in the local gigging circuits and through
word of mouth demand for Lyndon amplifiers grew.
Laney’s signature tone, coupled with unrivalled performance and affordability were key characteristics that helped set Laney amplifiers apart from its competitors. Laney amplifiers were highly sought
after and used by numerous local musicians, one noted musician being Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, who used Laney amplifiers during the recording of their seminal first release “Black Sabbath“
launched on Feb 13th 1970.
1980s for Laney was a period marked by international market expansion and diversification of amplifier ranges to cater the ever-expanding amplification requirement.
As taste in music evolved, so did Laney. In the 1990s Laney continued to build on its reputation for producing ground-breaking amplification and in 1995 released the VC range of amplifiers, a retro
styled Class A valve combo. In this period, Laney also released the Tube Fusion series of amplifiers combining solid-state power amplification with valve pre-amplification effects in one package that
changed the hybrid amplification market, as well as widely acclaimed VH100R, GH100L and GH50L range of Class AB tube heads.
With a user list through the 90s that read like a who’s who of players :- Paul Gilbert, Tony Iommi, Frank Gambale, Andy Timmons, Pat Travers & Joe Satriani, to name a few, Laney amplification
were being seen on stages all over the world and recognised as a serious tone expert among performing musicians.
The turn of the century saw no let up in the popularity of Laney products. Laney Amplification continues to build on its enviable heritage but never lost sight of the bright lights of innovation.
Notable product releases since 2000 include the TT, a range of versatile high gain MIDI controlled amplifiers,NEXUS – a range of high performance bass amplifiers, Lionheart – a range of classic
British retro style amp, and CUB – a range of vintage tone amplifiers in a small package.
We at Guitar Boutique are honored to offer Laney to our customers. We have more product than is on this page. We can also order any other models and most of the time have it on hand in a few working
days. Please click HERE to visit the Laney Website.