Laney Ironheart Foundry

The Laney Ironheart Foundry is the British amp and pedal company’s entry unit in the growing segment of powered amps in pedal format – a two-channel one + boost, for the record.

With 60 Watts of power channeled through its 8 Ohm loudspeaker output, the Ironheart has enough juice to get plenty of volume out of most guitar cabs.

Since it’s an amp, this pedal doesn’t have an on/off footswitch but a power switch in the back, which allows the two footswitches to deal with the triggering of the two channels and the extra Boost section. This allows the players to have a combination of 4 tones at the tip of their toes (i.e. two channels with or without boost).

While the 3-way EQ section is shared and placed last in the routing chain, each channel has separate Gain and Volume knobs and a differently-sounding 3-way voice switch: Rythm, Clean, and Lead for Channel 1 and Bright, Dark, and Flat for Channel 2. The voicing variety allows for a wider palette of tonal possibilities.

The Boost, triggered by the right footswitch, can add extra volume to taste thanks to its own knob.

The Ironheart Foundry can also be used as a regular drive pedal through its regular 1/4″ output, and features aux in and headphones out to facilitate solo practice/playing.

It also shares many other desirable features found in similar boxes by competing builders:

  • Balanced male XLR DI
  • Switchable analogue speaker emulation
  • Transformer isolated high quality effects loop
  • 3.5mm stereo aux in jack
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone jack

Have a listen to it in the videos below. We added it to our article about the best power amp pedals.

Laney Ironheart Foundry, Builder’s Notes

The LANEY IRONHEART FOUNDRY series LOUDPEDAL is a powerhouse 60-Watt twin channel amplifier in a pedal format. You are now part of our crusade to deliver crushingly powerful amplification. A journey that began in 1967 in The Black Country, in the heart of England.

Here, Thomas Newcomens atmospheric engines transformed mining, kickstarting the furnaces and forges of the Industrial Revolution, darkening the skies for miles around and creating The Black Country; the birthplace, and the home of Laney Amplification.

Just as the innovations of Newcomens ‘Fire’ engines drove the Industrial Revolution, the innovations of our renowned Ironheart Series have driven musical revolution on stages and in studios worldwide. The IRONHEART FOUNDRY series has been forged in the searing heat and power of those performances to deliver monstrous power and incredible versatility in an ultra-compact form.

Now…We, your humble Master Tonesmiths of the Midlands, have created a monster. Compressed and contained in a die-cast metal box, fed on riffs and power chords.

It is LOUD.

Using the LOUDPEDALS onboard high-quality cabinet emulation you never need to mic a cab again. You can plug the LOUDPEDAL directly into you DAW for writing and recording. You can turn the cabinet emulation off and use your favourite IR’s it’s your call.

An aux-in on the LOUDPEDAL makes practising on the tour bus a breeze. Practice and play in complete silence anywhere and whenever you want.

There is no better pedalboard-based tone solution than the LOUDPEDAL. As part of the ultimate fly-rig the LOUDPEDAL can be used live on stage into a regular passive guitar cabinet, or plugged directly into the front of house PA or your IEM set-up whatever you choose. Great IRONHEART tone every time.

Use LOUDPEDAL’s high quality fully isolated FX loop send and put the LOUDPEDAL directly into the front of your regular amplifier and use it as a high-quality twin channel boost/drive pedal.


  • 60 watts RMS
  • Two Channels both with Gain and Volume.
  • CH1 with selectable clean/rhythm/lead gain modes
  • CH2 with selectable bright, natural and dark voicing
  • 3 Band passive tone stack
  • Input pre-boost level and footswitch with LED indicator
  • Balanced male XLR DI out with switchable analogue speaker emulation
  • Loudspeaker out (8 Ohm)
  • Transformer isolated high quality effects loop
  • Channel select footswitch with LED indication
  • 3.5mm stereo aux in jack
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
  • 100-240V universal voltage power supply included (24V)
  • On/Off soft start power switch