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Got this in about a week and a half ago, but I've been out of town and just got back today. Played around with it for a few hours and I'm in love. It's a '92, and it's the first SLO I've played without a depth control. TBH, I don't miss the depth control at all, at least through my Creamback loaded Diezel 412. More than enough low end for me, though obviously not ridiculous like a Herbert. I've never been able to understand the fizzy/bright comments I hear over on TGP about these either. I've got the master at 2 on the OD channel and no fizz at all.

Clarity out the ass as well. Silly note definition that's just about unheard of in other amps. The Bogner 100B below it comes close in that regard, I suspect because it's also got a set of DeYoungs in it, though it doesn't have near the treble content the SLO does, and it's certainly more modern sounding. Really the two are perfect compliments for each other. The SLO's mids are very much like a vintage Marshall, being focused in the high mid range, and it's got an extended treble response. The 100B has more low mid focus, and a subdued high end for smooth soloing, and it's also more compressed on the highest gain channel.

Clean channel is surprisingly good, though the 100B definitely has the edge there, if even just for the separate EQ. If the gain is up above 9 or so on the SLO's OD channel, there's some bleed through on the clean channel. The shared EQ kinda blows, but there's a surprisingly good balance. Could use a bit more bass response on the clean channel (and the SRV mod does just that, and I might add it eventually) but it remains clean and has a nice sparkle without ever being ice picky or harsh.

I'll be keeping it for sure, along with the 100B, THD Flexi 50 and the Diezel/Splawn cabs.



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#4
Nice Matt.

No pedals?
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#6
Quote by Oldmonkeys
You know they make maps in colours other than Black right?
Black is a working man's amp. **** coloured amps, black is far more practical.


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#7
Quote by Oldmonkeys
You know they make maps in colours other than Black right?


I've got a grey one. Thinking about retolexing the SLO and Herbert in white. SLO because it would be hawt, Herbert because it would stand out when trying to sell it.

Quote by Ippon
SLO or OD 100 SE+?

Congrats!



Depends on what I want to do. SLO or PT100/OD100 Standard would be a better comparison. The SE(+) is much more modern fo sho. For clarity and dynamics, SLO wins. For versatility, the PT100/Standard win. The CAAs also have way better loops. But the high end/presence range is a bit fizzier, and they're certainly more compressed, especially in the low end. Both cut like crazy live (from experience with the Standard, I assume with the SLO's voicing) and have some sick upper mids.

Downside is that the CAAs are heavy as shit, and the weight is all to one side, which makes carrying them awkward. Plus the headshell is huge. SLO is so tiny and light, and perfectly balanced. Only thing that comes close in that regard is the CCV. 100B is relatively light as well, but still about 6-7 lbs heavier and a bit larger than the SLO/CCV. Anything is better than carrying a Diezel. Brigand is pretty damn big and heavy too, which is one reason it's getting sold.
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#8
Quote by Cathbard
Black is a working man's amp. **** coloured amps, black is far more practical.


HNAD.
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What, no love for tweed?
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#10
Quote by mmolteratx
I've got a grey one. Thinking about retolexing the SLO and Herbert in white. SLO because it would be hawt, Herbert because it would stand out when trying to sell it.


Depends on what I want to do. SLO or PT100/OD100 Standard would be a better comparison. The SE(+) is much more modern fo sho. For clarity and dynamics, SLO wins. For versatility, the PT100/Standard win. The CAAs also have way better loops. But the high end/presence range is a bit fizzier, and they're certainly more compressed, especially in the low end. Both cut like crazy live (from experience with the Standard, I assume with the SLO's voicing) and have some sick upper mids.

Downside is that the CAAs are heavy as shit, and the weight is all to one side, which makes carrying them awkward. Plus the headshell is huge. SLO is so tiny and light, and perfectly balanced. Only thing that comes close in that regard is the CCV. 100B is relatively light as well, but still about 6-7 lbs heavier and a bit larger than the SLO/CCV. Anything is better than carrying a Diezel. Brigand is pretty damn big and heavy too, which is one reason it's getting sold.

Try a 412 with EVM-12Ls with the CAAs!
#11
Quote by Eppicurt
What, no love for tweed?

Actually, no. I love tweed Fenders as amps but I'm not impressed by the look of them apart from the nostalgia angle. Black is king, you can bounce it around in the back of the truck for years and it will still look good. Tweeds only look good if you want that beat up look - again, more of a nostalgia type of thing.
My 1960 has has a really hard life, even has a tear in the tolex here and there but on stage you can't tell. It can be filthy and nobody can ever notice. Black good.
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#12
Quote by Cathbard
Actually, no. I love tweed Fenders as amps but I'm not impressed by the look of them apart from the nostalgia angle. Black is king, you can bounce it around in the back of the truck for years and it will still look good. Tweeds only look good if you want that beat up look - again, more of a nostalgia type of thing.
My 1960 has has a really hard life, even has a tear in the tolex here and there but on stage you can't tell. It can be filthy and nobody can ever notice. Black good.

I guess I'm biased. I lubs my tweed.
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That's the advantage of being such a distance from Yianni. I can continue to live my life without fear of stumbling upon his dark terror.


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#14
Quote by SimplyBen
That's the advantage of being such a distance from Yianni. I can continue to live my life without fear of stumbling upon his dark terror.


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NakedInTheRain aka "Naked with shriveled pencil sized bacon In The Rain"
#15
I actually like the look of white amps but I wouldn't want one as a gigging amp. OK if it never leaves the house but just not practical for a working muso.
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#17
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you can find errything in 'Murica!!! ! ! ! !


and i tested the gem lights, purple haz teh toan.

#18
NICE! Enjoy that SLO dude.
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#19
oh my god! what the hell man?! those rigs are insane.

i think if i head to heave any i could rule out the THD and the deizel, but the bogner, SLO, or CEC? cant pick.
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#20
If I'm not mistaken you dominated the 2013 rig awards and now you go and get this? You're like the New York Yankees of this board!

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#21
Quote by stonyman65
NICE! Enjoy that SLO dude.


Definitely will. Have gotten several hours out of it today. Loving it so far. Easy to record as well. Knocked up a quick clip for another thread at 1 on the master to prove a point. Will post here later.

Quote by ikey_
oh my god! what the hell man?! those rigs are insane.

i think if i head to heave any i could rule out the THD and the deizel, but the bogner, SLO, or CEC? cant pick.


The Bogner would probably be my choice if I could only have one, FWIW. Does a lot of stuff very well, and the effects loop is useable, if not fantastic. Brigand is cool, but I'm more into the hot rodded Marshall thing these days. Great effects loop on that one though, and it does a lot of stuff very well just like the Bogner, just with its own tonality.

Quote by evmac
If I'm not mistaken you dominated the 2013 rig awards and now you go and get this? You're like the New York Yankees of this board!

HNAD!


I don't do sports so I don't get that reference. But
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#22
That is so awesome. <3

Making me want a new amp, but I'm waiting for something with no release date or price to come out... The uncertainty kills me.

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#23
Nice matt

I passed up a Avenger last week, but it needed some work.

The wall of sound looks quite nice and loud
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#28
What a stupidly awesome rig there!

Oh, and very nice SLO. Happy NAD!
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#29
I saw the thread and thought "Holy Shit someone's lucky" and then I saw who started it and I was like "Ah. Par for the course I guess"
Tasty arsed amp anyway man
#30
What's the THD all about? What makes you want to keep it?
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#31
Awesome. HNAD!
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#32
You keep your practice space very clean.

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#33
What you need is a Peavey Vyper! haha

That is one hell of a wall of amps you have there.
#34
Quote by Offworld92
What's the THD all about? What makes you want to keep it?

+1

He never talks about that amp, but always says it's a keeper.
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#35
absolutely awesome

Quote by mmolteratx
I've never been able to understand the fizzy/bright comments I hear over on TGP about these either. I've got the master at 2 on the OD channel and no fizz at all.


I've never been able to understand 90% of the comments full stop over at tgp

nor most comments (wherever) about fizz. especially when they then go and use a crappy distortion pedal and wax lyrical about how "amp-like" it is. Dude, you just tried an amp and didn't like it!

i also wonder how many of the people who complain about fizz were using a bog standard marshall cab with g12t75s those things'll make anything fizzy.
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#36
Quote by Offworld92
What's the THD all about? What makes you want to keep it?


Quote by tubetime86
+1

He never talks about that amp, but always says it's a keeper.


Well, the biggest reason I'll never sell it is that it was one of the last things my dad helped me buy before he died. But it's also a killer amp. There's a reason I haven't been flipping low-mid gain vintage style amps, and it's because the Flexi does all of those sounds better than just about anything else I've heard. Ask Min. He's kept his while everything else has been flipped as well. It's a stupid good amp.

Quote by Dave_Mc
absolutely awesome


I've never been able to understand 90% of the comments full stop over at tgp

nor most comments (wherever) about fizz. especially when they then go and use a crappy distortion pedal and wax lyrical about how "amp-like" it is. Dude, you just tried an amp and didn't like it!

i also wonder how many of the people who complain about fizz were using a bog standard marshall cab with g12t75s those things'll make anything fizzy.


Yea, I really just don't trust crap over there anymore.
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#37
that is odd in the recording. the amp tone sounds great and nice playing as usual.

anyway who cares, you aren't selling the clip to anyone so.
#38
I just realized that it's feedback. Had to move the interface off the top of the amp, and it's gone now.
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#39
Quote by mmolteratx
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8021347/RoS%20SLO.mp3

Pardon the clams with the muting in the middle section. Volume is stupid low for this one.



Dude...





Niiiiiiiiiiiiice tone. A little bit fizzy but still awesome possum.


Needs more RATT though
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