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post May 17 2014, 05:25 AM
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A buddy of mine has a Soldano SLO 100. Snakeskin cover with matching cab. Simmilar to this one:




It's a big ol mean machine. When I first started playing guitar and was asking about amps, someone once told me "Soldano is like the cadillac of guitar amps".

Anyone into Soldanos?


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Darius Wave
post May 17 2014, 10:30 AM
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Would like to put my hands on one of those for sure smile.gif Unfortunately I'm not able to collect amps at the moment tongue.gif


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post May 17 2014, 06:27 PM
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Well sure smile.gif who wouldn't be in to that amp? Those things are just monsters!! And the snakeskin is a nice touch smile.gif The Soladano cabs in TH2 are my fav cabs. Killer low end bass response. The soldano heads in 11R sound nice as well. I wish I could take the cabs from th2 and stuff them in the 11r smile.gif


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A buddy of mine has a Soldano SLO 100. Snakeskin cover with matching cab. Simmilar to this one:




It's a big ol mean machine. When I first started playing guitar and was asking about amps, someone once told me "Soldano is like the cadillac of guitar amps".

Anyone into Soldanos?


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post May 17 2014, 08:27 PM
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I've had an SLO100 for review. While it was very cool, I didn't think it was quite worth the price and the hype, personally. And hey, you can buy the evolution of the SLO (5150) all day long for waaaaay less.


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post May 17 2014, 09:56 PM
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Oh, the SLO is based on a 5150? Interesting, never heard that. Tell me more.


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I've had an SLO100 for review. While it was very cool, I didn't think it was quite worth the price and the hype, personally. And hey, you can buy the evolution of the SLO (5150) all day long for waaaaay less.



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post May 17 2014, 10:56 PM
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Other way around.
Both those amps have way too much gain for me but having used both a few times I feel that the 100 watt SLO is more articulate than the 5150. It's 'faster'.

The evolution of either is a super-rodded JMP or JCM.

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post May 18 2014, 02:11 AM
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I have a Soldano Astroverb and it does have a wonderful sound. Crystal cleans and screaming high gain. Yes, the knobs go to 11 smile.gif. Mine is black tolex. You have to be a better guitarist than me to get away with snakeskin. Purple is the ultimate signature color for a Soldano. The SLO100 is a legendary beast, but is probably impractical for any room smaller than, say, Madison Square Garden smile.gif.


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post May 20 2014, 09:20 AM
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Never had the opportunity to play such a thing, but, the 5150 - that one is affordable and I can say the same about the 6150, which has a very high chance of entering my possession in the future smile.gif


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post May 22 2014, 05:40 AM
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The first soldano I saw was a purple cab. I remember thinking it was very ugly, but sounded really really nice.

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I have a Soldano Astroverb and it does have a wonderful sound. Crystal cleans and screaming high gain. Yes, the knobs go to 11 smile.gif. Mine is black tolex. You have to be a better guitarist than me to get away with snakeskin. Purple is the ultimate signature color for a Soldano. The SLO100 is a legendary beast, but is probably impractical for any room smaller than, say, Madison Square Garden smile.gif.



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post May 23 2014, 04:14 PM
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I haven't tried a Soldano but I have played and owned a couple of it's little Brothers, namely the 'Jet City' range of Amps:-

I like these a lot!!
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post May 24 2014, 07:43 AM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ May 23 2014, 03:14 PM) *
I haven't tried a Soldano but I have played and owned a couple of it's little Brothers, namely the 'Jet City' range of Amps:-

I like these a lot!!
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Uh, I heard of these - how are they as amps? High gain or low? Do they fit to metal? biggrin.gif


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post May 25 2014, 06:10 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ May 23 2014, 03:14 PM) *
I haven't tried a Soldano but I have played and owned a couple of it's little Brothers, namely the 'Jet City' range of Amps:-

I like these a lot!!
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I like some of the jet city stuff. Some of the low priced cabs and amps seem cheap though. Which model is this?


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post May 25 2014, 07:37 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ May 24 2014, 07:43 AM) *
Uh, I heard of these - how are they as amps? High gain or low? Do they fit to metal? biggrin.gif

I like them in that they are great clean and handle pedals really well. They dirty up quite nicely too but I wouldn't call them a High Gain type of amp. Using my Zoom Tri-metal pedal really does get some monster Hi-gain tones from it though!!


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I like some of the jet city stuff. Some of the low priced cabs and amps seem cheap though. Which model is this?

That particular one is a JCA50H that's been customised a little bit with a couple mods - custom panel (built-up frame around expanded metal grille with velcro hold-downs), front-panel depth control, clean and scoop switches. Finished with chicken heads. Also retubed and biased with all JJs from Eurotubes.
It used to look like this:-





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