Laney GH100R Guitar Amplifier Head (100 Watts)

The Laney GH100R dishes out 100 watts of EL84-powered British tube tone, with a simple 3-band tone stack that spans both channels, and a master output knob.
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 GH100R delivers 100 watts RMS of pure, rich, warm tube power from an EL34 loaded output section.


Both of the GH100R'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 GH100R delivers outstanding, dynamic, complex, rich & colourful guitar tones.


The GH100R'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 read more 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 GH100R comes with 2-way footswitch and transport cover included.
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- Cabinet Design: Rugged Plywood cabinet with two color covering, black stringing, comfortable top edge bar handles
- Channels: 2
- Channel Controls: Channel 1 - Drive. Channel 2 Drive and Volume
- Class: Class AB
- DI Socket: Balanced DI output POST output section with Speaker Emulation
- Equalization: Passive Bass, Middle (Pull SHIFT), Treble & Master Tone
- Footswitch: FS2 included
- FX Loop(s): (series/switchable level)
- Inputs: 1 x Jack input
- Output Valves: 4 x EL34
- Power: 100 Watts RMS
- Preamp Valves: 4 x 12AX7
- Reverb: Yes - high quality digital reverb with PULL FOCUS
- Speaker connections: 1 x 16 Ohm, 1 x 8 Ohm, 2 x 16 Ohms, 1 x 4 Ohms & 2 x 8 Ohms
- Unit Dims - for int. case (HxWxD inches): 10 x 26 x 11.5
- Weight: Unit 47.5lbs, Packed 43lbs
- Bright Switch: Channel 1 - PULL BRIGHT
- Cabinet Emulation: Cabinet Emulated post output section DI out
- Cover: Supplied with custom embroidered slip cover
- Ground Lift: Yes
- Master Section: Master Tone, Master Output
- MP3 Input: Yes - mini jack
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 53.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 33 x 14 x 12 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GH100R
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 866-632-8346
(1 ratings)
Submitted July 9, 2020 by Nick G in Barberton, OH
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Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I’ve owned the amp now for a little under a year now and my favorite thing about it is the feel when you crank output and lower the channel volume. Running clean like this gives you a very open “master volume” type sound and feel. The gain channel reminds me of a mix of a plexi and a boogie. Only down side is it has 0 chug. It gets supper muddy and loses a lot of definition when you run the bass past 3 o’clock. However it does classic rock very well! I run in stereo with a 5150 and it sits on top of mix of the two. Over all if I had to buy again I would skip this one because of the price point that being said...zZounds sent me a amp with a big gouge in the wood on the back near the speaker jack. Granted it was only cosmetic and the box wasn’t caving in or anything horrible so I decided to keep it. To zZounds credit they did take $300 off the price however this isn’t the first defective piece of gear they have sent me. Overall I regret the purchase because I’m not having any luck reselling/trading it off and the price is not worth the limited capability and the lack of chug in 2020 is just not acceptable imho.
Meh it’s nothing special
Musical Background:
Been a musician for 21 years.
Musical Style:
Hendrix to Van Halen to rob Arnold.
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