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Lab Series L5 Amplifier 2x12 Combo 308a Gibson Moog Designed Amp, Warm Solid State, Unique

Used – Very Good
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Everyone knows it as the “B.B. King” amp, but it’s also the Ronnie Montrose amp—and the Ty Tabor amp. It’s simply a kick-ass, solid-state amp. There is an immediacy of the older solid-state amps—they’re so punchy. The old stuff is killin’. B.B.’s tone is great with the Lab Series. It’s warm and creamy and much more consistent than a Twin.

The clean tone is excellent. The built-in distortion is OK, but the amp sounds better with a good distortion pedal, or using a small, overdriven tube amp as an overdrive. The parametric mid on the second channel is very cool (one of the better two knob parametric mid controls made), as is the built-in compressor. The reverb is pretty good except at extreme settings. The multifilter is essentially a six-band EQ with fixed settings, where you control only how much of the signal through it gets mixed back with the main signal, sort of like a flanger's comb filter with the sweep set to zero. The frequency centers are at 1000Hz, 1370Hz, 1900Hz, 2630Hz, 3630Hz and 5000 Hz. A legendary solid state amp that gives you all you need in tone and adding pedal in front only adds to the joy. Worth a look. Serial Number is 12821.

This Lab Series L5 Amplifier is being sold as used and comes to you in solid VG condition. There are minor marks and wear showing on the outside of the amp and is expected with an amp of this age and normal use.  All inputs and controls on the Lab Series L5 work as they should with little noise. All but the speakers are original and in the shape that allows you to use it on gigs and such and not worry about taking out a newer amp. Sounds glorious. The speakers are suspect to be replacements as we could not match the numbers with any stock speakers used in the Lab Series amps. You will receive this item well-packed, but not the original packaging or paperwork. Please contact this seller for additional information.  Returns are very limited (damaged or erroneous in its description). Please ask all questions before bidding as your satisfaction is important to me before you purchase. Customer 100% satisfaction is our one and only goal. The only way to show that to our customers is via our feedback. If for some reason you are not 100% satisfied, please do not leave negative or neutral feedback. Give us a chance to fix or resolve any problem you may have with your transaction. We want to earn every single positive feedback because we don't plan to work with you only once, we want you to come back. PayPal preferred and all payments need to clear before shipping. Insurance included with shipping. Buyer is responsible for any and all local taxes or custom duties with this purchase. Most importantly, thank you for looking!

Vital Statistics

Model: Lab Series L5

Manufactured by Norlin, parent company of Gibson and Moog, using the resources of both of those subsidiaries.

Year manufactured: mid-late 70s


    100 watts RMS into 8 ohms

    Two 12" 16 ohm speakers

    Two channels

    Two inputs (high gain, low gain) per channel



    Bright switch

    Effects Loop

    Line Out

    Footswitch connector


Front Panel Controls:

    First channel

        Bright switch


        Bass, Midrange, Treble

    Second Channel

        Bright switch


        Bass, (Frequency, Midrange), Treble




    On/Off Switch

    Master Volume

    Power and Compressor LEDs

Rear Panel Features:

    Power Amp Input

    Speaker Output

    Reverb On/Off

    Pre-Amp Output

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Product Specs

Listed4 years ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
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