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With the Laney Nexus-SLS Studio Live, the British amplifier manufacturer from Birmingham presents a versatile bass top that ...  All product info

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500-watt bass amplifier with versatile sound options

With the Laney Nexus-SLS Studio Live, the British amplifier manufacturer from Birmingham presents a versatile bass top that is ideally equipped for use on stage and in the studio. The compact bass amp offers a wide range of sound options for each genre thanks to the integrated effects, while an ECC83 tube as the central driver before the power amplifier gives the sound the typical dynamics and warmth.

LANEY NEXUS-SLS Studio Live Front
The Laney Nexus-SLS Studio Live offers a wide range of sound shaping options: the controls for the integrated effects section are located in the upper row, while the tone controls for preamplifier and power amplifier are located below.

Wide range of sound options

With its diverse sound options, the Laney Nexus SLS is a true all-rounder that is at home in all musical styles from pop to metal. In addition to the 3-band tone control with semi-parametric mids, the amplifier has a four-stage shape switch that allows precise sound adjustment. In addition, a switchable compressor and an elaborate effects section are available. The latter offers three controls that can be used to recall the following effects:

  • Space: turned counter-clockwise, the reverb effect is added, clockwise a plastic modulating chorus
  • Interval: counter-clockwise, an octave below the sound being played is added, clockwise, a fifth above the sound being played.
  • Focus: determines the proportion of mixed overtones

A serial effect path with adjustable level is also available for adding further effects.

500 Watt with best dynamics then driver tube

The Laney Nexus-SLS is equipped with an ECC83 tube, which is placed in front of the power amplifier as a central driver, for particularly harmonious dynamic behavior and the typical warmth. In addition, the tilt equalizer, which can be used to emphasize either bass or treble to match the room/stage acoustics, and the touch control, which influences the response, are located in front of the output stage. With 500 watts of power, the Class D amplifier also releases sufficient volume reserves for stage and live use. Speakers can be connected via a SpeakOn/TRS combo jack with selectable impedance.

LANEY NEXUS-SLS Studio Live Rück

On the back of the Laney Nexus SLS are the extensive connection options: from left to right: balanced DI output, USB connection, stereo headphone connection, AUX In, connection for optionally available foot switch and speaker connection.

Prepared for recording

In addition to its excellent characteristics as a live amplifier, the Laney Nexus SLS is also perfectly suited as a recording centre for the studio. The head unit offers a balanced DI output in XLR format, whose tap point can be switched either before the gain control (Pre), after equalization and effect path (Post) or after master volume, tilt EQ and touch control (Output). In addition, a USB 2.0 port is available to connect the amplifier directly to a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). It is also possible to re-amplify dry DI recordings via the corresponding connection. The Laney Nexus SLS also features a tuner output, stereo headphone jack and an AUX input with separate level control.

The Laney Nexus SLS at a glance:

  • Bass Amplifier Top
  • 500 Watt Class D amplifier with ECC83 tube as driver
  • Separate inputs for active and passive basses
  • 3-band tone control with semi-parametric mids and shape switch
  • Integrated compressor, activated by push/pull gain control
  • Integrated effects section with space (reverb/chorus), interval (octave down/quint up), focus (overtone spectrum)
  • tilt equalizer
  • Touch control, push/pull switch for tight mode
  • Serial effect path with level/bypass switch
  • Balanced DI output in XLR format with selectable tap point and ground lift switch
  • USB 2.0 port with Re-Amp connector
  • Stereo headphone jack
  • Tuner output
  • AUX input with level control
  • Connection for optionally available foot switch Laney FS4-NSL
  • SpeakOn/jack combination socket with impedance switch
  • Compact metal housing
  • Dimensions: approx. 318 x 70 x 235 mm (WxHxD)
  • Weight: approx. 4.5 kg


  • Manufacturer: Laney
  • Power Output (Watt): 500
  • Number of Channels: 1
  • Sound Control: Parametric EQ
  • Switchable Pad: No
  • Switchable Low Cut: No
  • Integrated Effects Processor: Yes
  • Internal Effects: Comp, Space, Intervall, Focus
  • FX-Loop: Yes
  • Tuner: No
  • AUX Input: Yes
  • Headphone Connection: Yes
  • LINE IN: No
  • LINE OUT: No
  • DI out: Pre+Post
  • Recording Output: Yes
  • Tuner out: Yes
  • Number of Speaker Connections: 1
  • Speaker Connection: Combo Socket
  • Foot Switch Connection: Yes
  • Incl. Foot Switch: No
  • Housing Format: Head
  • Width (mm): 318
  • Height (mm): 70
  • Length (mm): 235
  • Weight (kg): 4.5
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£ 519.00

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