https://www.guitar.com/articles/andy-timmons-x-static Quote: Guitar.com: What is your main guitar these days? Timmons: My main guitar since '94 has been a custom Ibanez, which eventually was released as a signature model in Japan and Europe. It's a Maple neck; Alder body; one humbucker, two single-coil guitar. We're working on a new guitar right now, and I'm about to open the case I received in the mail right before you called. They've got a new tremolo system that I'm trying out. I've been using the Wilkinson system, but Ibanez is coming out with something that I think I like even better. It seems to feel good, so I'm anxious to check this out. But this guitar is made out of mahogany. That's the guitar I used on a track called 'Super '70s' and 'Beautiful, Strange.' That's the new signature model that we're working on. We're going to try to get it released later this year. Rig-wise, it changes every gig, it seems. I've been using a VHT Pitbull amp for a lot of stuff, A/B'ing to a pair of Mesa/Boogie Maverick 30 watt amps for the clean side. I've still got the Laney VH 100 that I used on a couple tracks on the new record, and live sometimes. I'm always kind of still looking, still trying to find the right thing.more
As a rock/metal player, Laney VH100R has it all: A pleasant-sounding and heavy, but easily controllable distortion which comes in three different channels all suited for different tasks, a reasonably good clean channel and 100 watts of pure rage... OK, it might even be a little too much for a small-time artist such as myself, but at least I can be sure about the fact that it's definitely loud enough for any occasion. All this with the classic Laney tone that I love!
I love Laney stuff but this thing was just un-reliable, far too loud and the reverb completely failed. Quite a harsh and brittle sound in my honest opinion.