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Hey fellow members

I'm about 1/8 the way there on Soldano savings.Yaaaahhhoooo!!!!

Interesting journey so far. Talked w/Mike S. and Bill S. at their Seattle location in regards to mods and customization.

Been searchin' a bunch for pics, info, and e-bay sales on the web.

I thought a Decatone might suffice, but wrong-O!

The lead channel isn't as dynamic and punchy as the SLO. That's enuff there for me to run.

All the mods I've read about are pretty futile, to me anyway.
In talking with Mike, I came to the conclusion that I won't get an effects loop installed, like my first SLO had, and absolutely no mods!!!! This amp is fine w/out 'em.

I will get the Slave -out so I can run an additional cabinet, with volume boosted for solo punch -in's at gigs where there isn't a sound man.

They do still tolex in Gray; like Clapton, Moore, and Knopfler. I quite like this!!

Any you guys have any input? Please post.....I feel like my son waitin' for Santa!

:bannana_g Eric Tripton
 

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well, I don't have much to offer other than you're getting a sweet set-up! You're making a good choice by going with the SLO! :D :bannana_g What's really cool about those amps is you can get a big range of tones out of them, from Clapton to Halen!
 

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formulaet said:
Hey fellow members

I'm about 1/8 the way there on Soldano savings.Yaaaahhhoooo!!!!

Interesting journey so far. Talked w/Mike S. and Bill S. at their Seattle location in regards to mods and customization.

Been searchin' a bunch for pics, info, and e-bay sales on the web.

I thought a Decatone might suffice, but wrong-O!

The lead channel isn't as dynamic and punchy as the SLO. That's enuff there for me to run.

All the mods I've read about are pretty futile, to me anyway.
In talking with Mike, I came to the conclusion that I won't get an effects loop installed, like my first SLO had, and absolutely no mods!!!! This amp is fine w/out 'em.

I will get the Slave -out so I can run an additional cabinet, with volume boosted for solo punch -in's at gigs where there isn't a sound man.

They do still tolex in Gray; like Clapton, Moore, and Knopfler. I quite like this!!

Any you guys have any input? Please post.....I feel like my son waitin' for Santa!

:bannana_g Eric Tripton

I thought the effects loop was standard. I didn't realize my amp was modded. I was pretty sure it had no mods at all. But it has an effects loop out the back as well as slave out. The manual that came with it looks standard and it talks about them.
 

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About 8 years ago i sang in a little band where the guitarist used a Soldano. JESUS !!!!:shock: Ive never heard anything like it before in all my years of singing.

This thing was a beast!! It filled every venue with a thunderous sound !!!

Awesome !!! A great choice !!
 

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Geordie said:
About 8 years ago i sang in a little band where the guitarist used a Soldano. JESUS !!!!:shock:
Close, but not quite. :twisted:

It might make you SEE Jesus though :jam:
 

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Hey guys,

The effects loop is standard, but I'm gonna special order one without it.
I don't want an effects loop. I ordered my 1991 SLO without it. I only had the four tubes and two caps in the back where the 'in' and 'out' jacks were. It'll save me about 3-400 bucks as well!


The sound is punchier and more dynamic, that's why he built the Avenger the way he did. Going out of the slave output to effects and poweramp retain the overall tone. Honestly, I would just go straight to a power amp for lead boosts. However if the soundman I hire is worthy, I would only need the amp and cabinet.

Surely I'd use some floor effects, but nothing beats a great soundman. Simplicity is the key...for me anyway.

Thanks for the replies, bruthas!

Eric:rock:
 
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