Supergroup LC30 MK-I

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Supergroup LC30 MK-I

Postby krystian1980 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:40 pm

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Hi there! Does anybody have any info at all on my amp? I've searched the net and it's almost as if this model doesn't exist! I bought it 10 years ago for £130 and it was my first "proper" amp. It's a very important part of my teenage years and I'm never getting rid of it. But it would be nice to know a bit about it...or get a copy of the manual or something.

Any info on current value\specifications\trivia about this amp would be greatly appreciated.

Many many thanks,

Krystian

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Re: Supergroup LC30 MK-I

Postby rudmark » Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:04 am

"combination amp" Hmmmm valve or solidstate or both? Never seen anything alike BTW :?:

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Re: Supergroup LC30 MK-I

Postby rudmark » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:16 pm

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Re: Supergroup LC30 MK-I

Postby krystian1980 » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:55 pm

rudmark wrote:"combination amp" Hmmmm valve or solidstate or both? Never seen anything alike BTW :?:


I've no idea! I don't even know if I own a valve amp or not! It's very embarassing...but I don't know how to find out!

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Re: Supergroup LC30 MK-I

Postby rudmark » Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:36 pm

Oh man :roll:
Check into the backside. See nothing? = Solid state.
See some tubes = valve/tubeamp.
But it seems it is valves both in preamp& main
3 small tubes and two big (EL34's)
Check this
http://amparchives.com/album/Laney/71%2 ... index.html

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Re: Supergroup LC30 MK-I

Postby krystian1980 » Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:58 pm

There's no way I'm unscrewing the back of my amp! It would end in DISASTER I assure you!!!

I'm really suprised that no one knows owt about it and there's nothing on the internet. Is it ultra-rare, or what? Or is it SO BAD that mine was the only one ever made?

Can any of you boffins give me a rough year that these mothers were made?

Thanks for your input so far though! I thought my ignorance would be ignored.

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Re: Supergroup LC30 MK-I

Postby ritz » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:46 pm

I'm pretty certain that's one of the solid state models that was available around the same time as the valve supergroups. Build date would be sometime in the early seventies.

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Re: Supergroup LC30 MK-I

Postby Racerx2k » Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:43 pm

So far, I don't see a standby switch (which doesn't mean that it isn't on the back panel), so maybe it IS a solid state combo?

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Re: Supergroup LC30 MK-I

Postby ritz » Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:20 pm

Yeah, Laney had a line of solid-state, Supergroup-era combo amps alongside their valve line. You can also see by the number of knobs, it's a different animal to the valve models.

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Re: Supergroup LC30 MK-I

Postby krystian1980 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:23 pm

Hey there,

Thank you for your replies. I decided to be brave and unscrew the back of my amp and photograph what's inside (there is no standby switch).

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I thought those blue things were valves\tubes or whatever.

Is this a solid state amp, then? My friend has offered me £50 for it but I don't want to sell it (unless it is really worth ZERO in which case I will sell it for £50!).

It has a tremolo on it...and reverb...and it "pops" every now and again but as far as I'm concerned, when you use a distortion pedal through it it sounds wonderful and LOUD!

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Re: Supergroup LC30 MK-I

Postby rudmark » Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:48 pm

Looks like an solidstate, but I dont see no amp, I see resistors, caps, Elektrolytes, transformator (no output transformator) but no transistors. Wheres the
main amp?
Better keep those loudspeakers, sell the rest for the 50quid, sell the loudspeakers for 50quid each ;.)
Oh BTW good link
http://members.shaw.ca/house-of-jim/Html/Laney.html

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Re: Supergroup LC30 MK-I

Postby Racerx2k » Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:03 pm

Yup, she's solid state, alright. Not a tube in sight. :lol:

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Re: Supergroup LC30 MK-I

Postby ritz » Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:07 am

The solid-state, Supergroup amps themselves aren't really worth that much, especially compared to their tube cousins. That said, the amp itself should fetch more than 50 pounds. What is worth something, however, are the Fanes... If you were to sell those separately you'd make significantly more. But I think it'd be a shame to part out such a lovely old amp; I vote you keep it and enjoy it!

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Re: Supergroup LC30 MK-I

Postby ritz » Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:12 am

rudmark wrote:...but no transistors. Wheres the main amp?


Yeah, I can't see any either. Interestingly though, the speakers appear to be wired directly to those big, blue, chassis-mount caps. Weird... :?

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Re: Supergroup LC30 MK-I

Postby Racerx2k » Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:15 am

Yeah, hey look at that. I thought maybe it was an illusion, and was losing the wire amongst the others, but, yup, those caps are tied into the speakers. Hmm...

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