Laney IRT120H Ironheart Guitar Amplifier Head (120 Watts)

Take full control of your metal tone. Loaded with four ECC83 preamp tubes and four 6L6 tubes, this amp head pushes out variable output from 1 to 120 watts.

The call of metal has pushed amp manufacturers to outdo each other in a quest to create the heaviest, most powerful metal amp of all. With 120 watts of all-tube fury and three channels that reach molten levels of gain, consider the Laney IRT120H Ironheart amplifier head a bold entry into the arena.

Check out this Laney video and hear the IRT120H in action:

Three Types of Stellar Tone

The Ironheart is a three-channel amp offering independent volume controls for each. The clean and rhythm channels share a three-band EQ and the lead channel has its own independent EQ. On the clean channel, you'll hear a range of clear tones that are responsive to your pick attack. Rhythm makes its home in the realm of vintage tube amps, serving up authentic classic rock tones with ease. The faint of heart should exercise caution before switching to the lead channel, where the Ironheart truly comes to life with hellish amounts of fluid distortion. Between the EQ controls, master tone, volume and dynamics knobs, there is plenty of tone shaping flexibility here.

From Whisper to Roar

The Ironheart's 120 watts of power certainly qualify it as heavy weaponry in any metal guitarist's arsenal, but it's also suitable as a bedroom amp when needed. The amp's master wattage knob lets you select power levels anywhere between 120 watts to less than one watt. Such low levels enable you to crank the amp for rich tube sound without raising hell for those around you. Variable output wattage makes the read more IRT120H a killer amp for studio recording, too!

Laney also has players covered who want extra kick from their amp. The Ironheart's pre-boost function acts much like an overdrive pedal, adding variable amounts of boost to create tube breakup on clean channels and push distorted sounds over the edge.

The Power of Tubes

The biggest contributors to the Ironheart's vicious roar are its tubes. Four ECC83 tubes run the preamp and are known for their clear tone and ability to handle low-end frequencies. The power section includes four 6L6 tubes, regarded for overall balance and versatility.

A player-friendly feature is the included FS4-IRT footswitch, allowing you to quickly switch between channels and toggle the reverb and pre-boost functions on and off. A variable level effects loop makes handling multiple pedals a breeze.


- 120 watts (variable down to - Three channels: Clean, Rhythm, and Lead
- Two sets of three-band EQ (Clean/Rhythm and Lead)
- Pre-boost
- Master tone
- Dynamics control
- Master reverb
- Four ECC83 preamp tubes
- Four 6L6 power tubes
- Includes FS4-IRT footswitch
- Two speaker outputs (4, 8, or 16 ohms)
- Effects loop

Stake your claim as metal king with the Laney IRT120H Ironheart.
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- Power RMS: 120 watts RMS
- Inputs: 1 x Jack
- Channels: 3 - Clean, Rhythm & Lead
- Equalisation: Bass, Middle & Treble with Pull-Push EQ shift on each
- Master Presence Control: Overall Tone
- Boost Switch: Footswitchable Pre Boost
- Preamp Valves: 4 x ECC83
- Output Valves: 4 x 6L6
- Class: Class AB
- Reverb: Laney designed Digital reverb
- Footswitch: FS4-IRT supplied as standard - switches Channel, Clean, Reverb & Pre Boost
- Speaker connections: 2 jack sockets - 4, 8 or 16 Ohms
- FX Loop: Yes - variable level FX loop
- Weight: 20Kg Unit Weight (24kg) Shipping
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 678 x 271 x 288 mm
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 32 x 14 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): IRT120H

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 615-793-8787

Laney IRT120H Ironheart Guitar Amp Head

Producing 120 watts RMS of all ECC83 & 6L6 valve tone the Laney IRT120H possess masses of gain and like its metal relatives such as the Laney Klipp and the Laney AOR hits you hard between the eyes like a power hammer from hell!

The Laney IRT120H preamp houses three channels: - Clean, Rhythm & Lead all with independent level controls. The Clean and the Rhythm channels share a 3- band EQ with pull-push shift features on each control that gives you total control over your sound allowing you to dial in that killer tone. The Lead channel has an independent 3- band EQ with pull-push shift features on each control allowing for some radical lead tones.

Everyone has a favorite boost pedal you always seem to end up putting in front of your amp well leave it at home! One great feature on the Laney Ironheart is the Pre Boost feature. This works just like kicking in your favourite boost pedal right before your amp. It's available where ever you are on the pre amp and can be switched in or out via the supplied footswitch.

A standout feature of the Laney Ironheart range is the WATTS control in the master section. This allows you to really screw down the output of the Ironheart's 4 x 6L6 output section, down to less than 1 watt! Great for getting the sound of a full -blown metal head at bedroom levels.

Combine this with a Dynamics control which tightens up you low end when you're playing a full power and you have a great metal tone at whatever level you decide to play at.

The Tone control works really effectively and allows you to make quick adjustments to your overall sound should you for example change guitars.

The Laney IRT120H features a custom designed and specifically tuned reverb allowing you to add just the right amount of reverb wash over your tone. Adding additional effects via external processors is a breeze the FX loop on the rear of the Laney IRT120H has a switchable level control meaning you can easily switch your FX loop output level to match the ideal level for your effects gear.

The IRT120H's simple pre amp layout means you can easily dial your perfect tone.

Every Laney IRT120H is supplied with dedicated footswitch, which enables you to switch Pre Boost, channels and reverb without having to use the front panel.

There is no doubt that Ironheart is a serious metal amp and much more.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (8 ratings)
Submitted March 18, 2016 by Matthew H in Whiteland, IN

"Best amp I've used"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I've gone through numerous amps over the years (Crate, 3 Randalls, 5150, and a blackstar). This thing is hands down the best. Edgy where it needs to be without being harsh on the highs, plenty of gain, clean is crystal clear, and the tone shaping is amazing. Before finding the tone I wanted for my style, I found tones for several different styles. The only con is that if your dirty gain is max and you turn the on board boost too high, it sounds like a fuzz pedal on steroids. Finding the perfect mix was easy for rhythm and lead. And the shared EQ for the clean and rhythm is easy. I found a good tone for rhythm, and it still sounded crisp on the clean, so you don't have to compensate for either. The wattage feature is lovely. I can get a good tone no matter what volume/wattage I'm set at. Perfect for bedroom use and gig use and everywhere in between.

Musical Background:

13 years playing, guitar and bass, and mostly home play and church

Musical Style:

Everything from metal to blues
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