If you are looking for an affordable 1x12 tube combo, the Cub-Super12 is hard to beat. Its one-watt input makes it bedroom-friendly, while at 15 watts it is punchy and musical, with superb clean and drive tones.
The Laney name is synonymous with the evolution of British rock guitar tone. That its founder, Lyndon Laney, played alongside John Bonham and Robert in Band Of Joy was a portent of things to come.
Retreating from the stage, Laney turned his attentions to guitar amplifier design and attracted the attention of players such as Tony Iommi. The Birmingham-based Iommi was a natural ally for the nascent Black Country-based amp brand, and he had a new sound he was working on.
While most of the songs on Black Sabbath's debut were written on a 50-watt Marshall, Laney made him an offer he couldn't refuse.
"I switched to Laney because they started up around the same time as us and they're a Birmingham company," said Iommi in a 2010 MusicRadar interview. To be honest, they offered to give us all this gear when nobody else did. What do you say to that? 'OK!' So I used them."