At the time I bought this amp, I checked all the stores and viewed a lot of amps but this one had the more cool features for the price. And the sound was REALLY above all the others for the same prize.
The amp is not very big but loud enough and it's easy to carry.
I must say it's my first amp, but before buying it, I've check a lot of amps, and this was the master choice in that kind of price.
And if I ever have to buy a new amp, I'll certainly go check the LANEY's amp.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $350.00 Euros (new)
Where Obtained: Local music store
It has a limiter switch, a bass eq, a paramid from 100Hz to 1KHz eq, a treble eq, and gain and volume.
A D.I. out ,an effect loop, a tuner out and a phones jack. And active/passive entries.
It has it all!!!
It's only 65 Watts but it's loud enough to play in almost any kind of band.
I use a Yamaha NB 4III with no effects at the moment.
I play soul, funk and the amp fits very well. With the paramid eq you can define a deep end sound or more of a light sound with very defined high frequencies.
I think it's good for every style.
No distortions, no noises, perfect sound quality. Very clean!!
It's easy to use and easy to find a sound.
It's easy to carry. On stage, you can use it as your personnal monitor, with this oblique stand position.
I have it for 4 years and i've never got any problems with it.
I have owned two Laneys and I have loved both. I have also owned Crate (a very sturdy & dependable make) and I have owned Ibanez amps. By far, the Laneys have been my workhorse for gigging and travel. The only other amp I would consider for gigging is a Peavey.
Model Year: 2000
Where Obtained: Ebay
All features can be found on the Laney website, so I will spare us the redundancy. This amp has the "kick-back" feature and is plenty powerful. It is designated a "100" (RBW100), but the fact of the matter is that it is a 65watt amp. Misleading. But it moves air! Makes a great small stage amp (& fed thru the PA) or monitor.
I use an Ibanez SR400 when performing and I have an ESP Ltd as a backup. I play Christian Rock/Alternative/Punk in my band, but I also use my Laney RBW100 for Sunday morning worship in my church's praise band. The amp seems better suited for harder music than the more ballad/la-dee-da style of music, although it does a fine job with it. It has wonderful clarity and seems to be "noise" free.
This amp isn't very complicated - which is fine with me. I am not a sticker for "a perfect sound." Compared to other amps I have used, this Laney is easier to find the sound I am looking for.
The RBW100 is a solid amp that won't soon malfunction or bust on you. It is very tough and is made for gigging. The only dig I can think of is if something does go wrong, then it needs to be shipped back to the UK for fixing (warranty and such). Apparently, there are little to no means of repairing a Laney by official discourse. No problem if your in Europe, but in the US makes Laney a risk to buy. I have had two Laneys (one bought in Germany when I was in a band over there) here in the US and have not had to get either one repaired. Servicing isn't a prob, unless they need to order parts and that may take awhile.