Lab Series L5

pillbug

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Damn that's a steal. I went and checked one out somewhat locally (about an hour away). It was one of the best sounding amps I've ever heard, clean. But unfortunately the compression/drive or whatever did not seem to function properly so I passed on getting it. An hour later I get home and the guy texts me back saying he fixed the issue. I was too lazy to drive back there and get it. So for me, it's one of those "one that got away" amps.

Enjoy!!
 

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Some tone observations.

Multifilter acts like a gain knob. For now ...

Frequency knob is like a manual wah. Pretty interesting feature. The more you use the EQ (bass/midrange/treble), the more effect it has on the frequency knob. If all EQ is at noon, the frequency knob provides no perceptible change.

Just like a tube amp, when volume is cranked it really saturates the tone. I'd have to get the amp outside to crank the master. I think all the fauna in a few km around would run for their lives, not counting neighbors. Inside at 2, you can't hear a human voice.

If master is cranked and volume controlled, it is unbelievably clean AND loud, hence the Twin or Super Reverb comparisons I guess (I never played either).

I think you could dial ANY tone you'd want on this amp. I'll try to replicate the ones I like on my other amps, then I might start to feel how to work it out. It is so ... complete as an amp, I feel like it's the ultimate modeler.

More later ...
 

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Great amps, first 3 King's X records Ty Tabor used Lab Series.
 

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Congrats, a very cool amp. I’ve read nothing but good things about Labseries amps.

A good looking amp also. Like to see your finish detailing photos.

Great find and a great price.
 


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