Dating early laney amps
Grammy Award-winning Nashville artists and producers (and up and coming engineers/producers in London) sprinkle fairy dust over guitars using Germanium transistor-based Telefunken Echomixers .Today's dub producers, ever searching for that authentic sound, seek out(and by Pete Townshend in the late 60s for his guitar distortion, and Joe Meek before that).However, following decades of sonic perfection, there was a yearning for something different, something old.
Historic Batley factory: Manufacturing Area of Pressed Metal Parts FANE became quickly established as the largest UK manufacturer supplying more than 75% of all speakers used by UK manufacturers at this time including the top British amp makers Hiwatt, Jennings, Selmer, Sound City, Watkins/WEM, Vox and Laney.I use two or three different springs on a track and even on the vocal.I have an Orban 111B Spring Reverb, which is quite bright. So I combine the two." Taking part we have, in order of appearance: Carlsbro Reverb; Laney Supergroup; Allsound FH36; Telefunken Echomixer; Airline Valve Reverb (unserviced); Pioneer SR-202W; Pioneer SR-202; Pioneer SR-101; Sansui RA-500; Roland Space Echo RE-201; Schaller Reverb Unit; Grampian Type 636 battery unit; Grampian Type 636 mains powered; Vermona Retroverb.They equipped their cabinets with FANE and with it the signature to iconic British tone.Once Pink Floyd, The Who, Jethro Tull and the Moody Blues were linked to Hiwatt, they established and grew Fanes reputation at the same time.He built a new factory in Yorkshire only 15 kilometres from the original factory in Batley, Yorkshire and still working with the original suppliers, making FANE's speakers chassis in Sheffield and the same British manufactured cones from the original Hiwatt speakers of the 70s.The result is the original tone from this fantastic era of British music legend.Hiwatt, Jennings, Sound City, WEM, VOX and Laney were just some of the well known brands that equipped their cabs with Fane and with them the signature to iconic British tone.Players worldwide pay continued homage to those classic sounds.Faithful to the original blueprints and manufactured in exactly the same way as the original FANE speakers 40 years ago, a music legend is re-born!The new FANE Guitar Speaker Factory in Wakefield UK Fast forward to the modern era and a new generation of guitarists are selecting FANE equipped Hiwatt for their unique tone.