Laney Ironheart Foundry IRF-Dualtop review: An ideal portable partner for modern players at all levels

Meet the augmented, dual channel Ironheart amp head – a versatile piece of kit with superb reverb and plenty of gain

Laney Ironheart IRF-Dualtop
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Guitar World Verdict

Size and portability are increasingly important factors to consider when buying a new amp, and the Laney Dualtop is a great choice: it's ideal for players who want an affordable amp head that can be used anywhere, either at home or on stage


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    Superb foot-switchable Lead channel

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    Versatile tones that go far beyond metal

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    Extra channel = extra versatility

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    Top notch Black Country Custom Secret Path digital reverb


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    Nothing of note

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Back in early spring at this year’s re-scheduled NAMM show, Laney bolstered its Ironheart range with the critically-acclaimed Ironheart Loudpedal, a two-channel preamp stompbox with advanced connectivity and a seriously loud 60-watt power stage, all in a package not that much bigger than two packs of playing cards. Now, Laney are continuing the portable power theme with a pair of compact heads you can lift with one finger, the Leadtop and two-channel Dualtop.

Here, we're focussing on the Dualtop, having already put the impressive single-channel Leadtop through its paces during its own review.

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Nick Guppy

Nick Guppy has been a regular contributor to Guitarist magazine for over 20 years, mostly writing reviews on guitar amps and related products. He built his first valve amplifier at the age of 12 and has since bought, sold and restored many more, with a particular interest in Vox, Selmer, Orange and tweed-era Fenders, alongside Riveras and Mark Series Boogies. When wielding a guitar instead of soldering iron, he’s enjoyed a diverse musical career playing all over the UK, including occasional stints with theatre groups, orchestras and big bands as well as power trios and tributes. His favourite musical genres are ‘anything that’s good’.