Laney NEXUS SLS112 500 Watt Bass Amplifier Combo

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  • Superb hybrid bass amp combines tube power with solid state reliability
  • Robust British design and engineering for road-ready construction
  • Adaptable connectivity accommodates active/passive pickups
  • T-USB enables digital interface for recording and facilitates advanced routing options including re-amping
  • Headphone connectivity for silent practise and recording
  • Mini jack input for connecting external audio sources, e.g. MP3, smartphone
  • FX Loop enables integration of external effects
  • Neutrik Speakon connector for linking to speaker extension cabinet
  • Ideal for gigging bassists who demand the best on a budget


The Laney NEXUS SLS112 500-Watt Bass Amplifier Combo offers a sweet combination of tube power and solid-state reliability in a portable combo. Whether you're performing live or laying down tracks in the studio, the ultra-compact design of the SLS112 belies the extensive connectivity options available, as well as the incredible 500 Watts of power.

Raw tube power, Solid-State consistency

Boasting a fully-loaded NEXUS pre-amp, NEXUS SLS112 is equipped with a trio of ECC83 tubes in the preamp section, which give you the ability to generate immense energy for everything from smooth cleans to gritty overdriven tones. The power amp section handles the output beautifully to guarantee the smoothest response at any volume level.

Across the control panel you'll find ready access to a wide variety of tone-shaping knobs that allow you to attenuate and tailor the amp response to suit any and every musical style. From the choice of Hi or Lo inputs that accommodate both active and passive powered pickup setups, with a corresponding Gain control and peak indicator to prevent unwanted clipping. The four-position Shape control allows you to quickly dial in the ideal EQ settings, whilst the Bass, Sweep, Middle and Treble controls make it easy to zero in on specific frequency bands.

The Tilt control allows you to increase overall mid to high frequencies for greater presence in live performances. The Touch setting encourages a more expressive response for increased resonance in the low end and greater breadth for highs, alternatively you can dial is back for a tighter and less rounded response. The Interval, Focus and Space controls allow you to add subtle effects to your tone from added 5th notes to octave down with perfect tracking, added high frequency harmonics for synth-like sounds, and swelling hall reverb or articulate chorus.

Adaptable connectivity

Across the rear panel of the SLS112 you'll find a plethora of connectivity options to play with. There are independent inputs for connecting a tuner pedal, headphones for silent practise and recording with corresponding level pot and USB or Amp switch. There's an FX Loop with Send and Return jacks with switchable nominal levels or a bypass option.

The USB connection affords the ability to record directly into your DAW of choice with a dry signal sent directly to the left channel and the amp sound to the right channel. The Re-Amp send socket allows the recorded dry signal to be sent back to the amp input for re-processing, simplifying the process significantly. Whether you're tracking at home, backstage, on the road or in the studio, Laney have thought of everything so that you don't have to.

Though the NEXUS SLS112 is more than capable of delivering a powerful sonic assault all on its own, if you fancy getting another cabinet involved then you can connect directly via the Neutrik Speakon cabinet extension socket.

Durable construction

The Laney NEXUS SLS112 is built using lightweight but heavy-duty plywood to create a durable protective shell around the internal hardware. The outer material is dubbed "Tuff Stuff", so called because it is an extremely resilient polyurethane coating that can easily cope with anything thrown its way. The sturdy metal corner handles make it easy to carry the cabinet, whilst Laney have even provided a convenient storage area on the rear for cables, pedals, etc.

ModelNEXUS SLS112 500-Watt Bass Amplifier Combo
Packed Dimensions (H x W x D) 465 x 435 x 400 mm
Aux In Mini Jack
Cabinet Design Conventional Cabinet Design Finished In Tuff Stuff
Channels Single
DI Socket Pro DI - Selectable Pre, Post Or Output
Drivers 1 x 12-inches Neodymium Driver & 1-inch Exit Compression Driver
Effects Dedicated Bass Reverb & Chorus, Octave & Fifth
Equalisation 3 Band EQ With Swept Mid
Footswitch FS4-NSL - Not Supplied, Available Separately
FX Loop(s) Selectable
Headphone Socket Stereo Jack, Independent Volume & Source Selector
Inputs Hi & Lo
Power 500W Into 4 Ohms
Preamp Valves ECC83
Reverb HQ Digital Reverb
Speaker Connections 1 x Neutrik Speakon Connector For Extension Cabinet
Digital FX Reverb, Chorus, Octave, 5th
4 Preset EQ Shape Control
3 Band EQ With Swept Mid
Gain, Volume, Tilt Valve/Indicator Light
D.I Output D.I Level Control
T-USB Re-Amp & Send
Aux In Aux Level Control
FX Loop Send & Return
Internal Horn Full/Half Control

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