#1
I've been saving to upgrade amps and have around $2,000. I've heard some clips and seen some reviews that lead me to beleive that these are some of the best amps ever made. Unfortunately I'm also aware of the $3500 cost for just the head. I'm wondering if it's worth the cash, or whether there are less expensive options. Thanks.
#2
They are very nice, as would be expected of a boutique amp. I hear nice things about Diezel amps as well.
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#3
If you're after a super hotrodded marshall sound, that's one place to get it.

Splawn and Soldano make excellent amps in that vein, the Bogner XTC is another great marshall-esque amp. They're all different, though.

You should be able to find a SLO-100 for around $2,000 on ebay. So, if you like the amp there is hope yet for your dreams!

My advice: Play as many of them as you can, and play ones you probably wouldn't look at anyway. $2000 can buy you ALOT of amp.
#4
Maybe try a Soldano Hot Rod 50/100? It basically has the same circuitry as the SLO but has one channel instead of two. It's what I'm dreaming of getting when I really get a good amp. And btw the SLO100 is my favorite amp EVER made

There are some clips of it at this site, along with a bunch of other amps you could possibly be interested in

http://www.proguitar.de/AudioDemo/CompareAmps/CompareAmps.html
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^^ I thought it was the Avenger that was just one channel. From what I understood, the HR-50 had 2 channels, but was just worse construction. Avenger runs about $1600 USD, the HR-50 runs about $2000. If your up for more versatility, theres also the Decatone (3 channels) that runs $2700.
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If you're after a super hotrodded marshall sound, that's one place to get it.

Splawn and Soldano make excellent amps in that vein, the Bogner XTC is another great marshall-esque amp. They're all different, though.

You should be able to find a SLO-100 for around $2,000 on ebay. So, if you like the amp there is hope yet for your dreams!

My advice: Play as many of them as you can, and play ones you probably wouldn't look at anyway. $2000 can buy you ALOT of amp.


+1

Cornford would be another one which gives a similar tone, a little woodier. Brunetti can get that too, the xlr-evo is nice in that respect.

The soldano avenger would be worth a look, it's very nice. Haven't tried the slo, but yeah, the avenger is excellent.
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#8
Yeah, what exactly are you looking for in an amp? I.E. styles, versatility, etc. I'm pretty sure Soldanos are best for hard rock. (?)
#9
Yeah mainly hard rock. If I'm gonna spend 2000 on an amp I really don't want to comprimise for versatility, just get an amp that does exactly what I want it do amazingly.
#10
They have a lot of affordable amps. It really goes from about 500 bucks to about 3,000. All the amps OD are based on the SLO circuitry with some mild differences. Some have clean channels and things like reverb/vibrato. They are really incredible amps and any you choose would be a great addition to your collection.
#11
Sorry about the double post, but Yamaha actually has an amp that Mike Soldano designed to sound like the SLO. It seems to be a hit or miss, but I have never personally tried one.