This Laney speaker change job came down from York last week. The Laney VC30s are great amps but sadly are supplied with quite bland speakers. My customer asked me to fit a Celestion V30 to replace the stock HH driver.
It’s owned by a professional guitarist who bought it as a spare – unfortunately the amp also had a bad case of ‘snap, crackle and pop’ so whilst en route to gig he brought it to me for investigation and a speaker change.
The speaker change was a success. Because I’ve had experience of microphonic howls in Laney amps, I was initially concerned about the V30’s greater magnet size and proximity to the valves, but this turned out to work well. You can hear the results of the speaker change below, a great improvement!
In another Laney speaker change, I had good results with an Eminence Legend, I’m afraid the audio isn’t as good on this one!
The crackling issue turned out to be the phase inverter valve, one if two 12AX7s which failed in my valve tester.
If you have a Laney VC30 speaker change or repair, drop me a message and we’ll bring your amp to life!