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Laney Cub-Super new amp range for 2020

Laney Cub-Super new amp range for 2020  ·  Source: Laney


After yesterday’s announcement of new gear, Laney has just announced a whole new line of delicious tube amplifiers and matching cabinets. Let’s take a closer look at the new Laney Cub-Super range.


Laney Cub-Super Top

The flagship of the series is the Cub-Supertop, a 15 watt boutique-style, single channel all-tube head with a 3-band EQgain, master volume and an interesting boost circuit (which can also be controlled via a foot switch). There is an extra input that cuts the output down to 1 Watt and allows you to saturate the amp without annoying the neighbours. Nice!

aney Cub Super Top

Laney Cub Super Top

Black Country Custom ‘verb

The built-in digital reverb is based on the algorithm of the in-house Black Country Custom SECRETPATH pedal. In terms of sound, this makes sense for a modern day amp, and good digital spring reverbs are becoming common in 2020.

Cub-Super panel

Cub-Super panel

The focus here is on pure tube sound. The Cub-Supertop delivers CLASS-AB tube power in a compact housing with, a pair of 12AX7 tubes in the preampstage and two EL84s in the power section. A sure-fire recipe for some tasty tones! An FX loop is also available.

The head can be paired with the matching Cub-112 or Cub-212 cabinets. The latter can be set up either horizontally or upright. A well thought-out design from the folks at Laney.


Cub-Super 12

The larger of the two combo amplifiers, the Cub-Super 12, is a combo version of the separately available head. The amp can be connected to an external cabinet as well and the Cub-112 is probably best suited for this job.



Cub-Super 10

The smallest amp in the range is the new Cub-Super 10, which unfortunately comes without any reverb. I think that’s a shame, but most of you probably already have your favorite reverb on your pedalboards anyway. On the other hand, I find it more regrettable that it only has one input and supplies only 10 watts. The ability to switch down to 1 watt makes the other devices significantly more attractive. But if you just want a little tube amp, then this is perfect for the job. Again, an external speaker can be connected to this model as well.


Hear Lari Basilio demo the new Laney amp range below.

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