Paul Glover gives us a tour of the all new Laney GH50R!!

This month we got to play with another monster amp from the folks over at Laney Amplification, and as always our resident lord of shred and Laney ambassador, Paul Glover, gives us the low down on the new GHR fresh from the NAMM show!

The GH50R is an EL34-loaded, twin channel, 50-watt ALL TUBE combo capable of balancing the amount of pre-amp and power-amp distortion in your tone.

GHR is the product of Laney’s long-term study of how guitar players interact with tube amps. “Tube tone” is composed with what we have come to describe as “RED” and “BLACK” tone elements: RED is tube preamp distortion, in which ECC83 tubes add drive.

BLACK is output tube distortion which increases as the power tubes are driven harder. GHR allows the player to  balance RED and BLACK elements to seek the sweet spot in each player’s  setup.

The result of intensive design and development in Great Britain, the GH50R-212 delivers 50 watts RMS of pure, EL34  tube power in twin Celestion Vintage 30 drivers.


Both of the GH50R-212’s channels can be configured to be used either clean or driven, with each channel producing subtle differences in tone depending on how you tweak them.  This is the ‘amp tweaker’s’ delight!  Whether its funk or melodic rock, whether you’re a hybrid picker or a shredder, the GH50R delivers outstanding, dynamic, complex, rich & colourful guitar tones.

The GH50R’s unique Master Output control allows you to dial in just the right balance of pre-amp v’s power-amp distortion to find the sweet spot. A Master Tone control also allows tonal adjustment at the end of signal chain.

The 3 band tone stack is shared between channels giving a simple yet effective tone palette. A Pull Shift function also increases the tonal flexibility of the mid-range.

Studio-quality digital reverb gives rich ambience to the sound via a rotary control. A Pull Focus function adds further variation according to preference.

A Balanced XLR DI with switchable cabinet emulation allows the GHR tone to be sent direct to the mixing desk without the need to mic.

The GH50R-212 comes with 2-way footswitch and transport cover included.

Laney have done it again with the perfect amp for the amp tweakers out there! Check out the video review below!


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