The Darkness's Justin Hawkins endorses Laney

Justin Hawkins, surrounded by Laney amplifiers
(Image credit: Laney Amplification)

The Darkness frontman and electric guitar player Justin Hawkins has endorsed Laney Amplification, the company announced.

The latest guitar amp of choice for Hawkins – who has used EVH, Wizard, Mesa/Boogie and Marshall amps in the past with The Darkness and Hot Leg – is the Laney JH3000, a variation of the company's Ironheart IRT120H amp made specially for Hawkins.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.