#1
Just curios to know which one is better since i have heard that the anvenger is slighty heavier sounding due to it being single channel but then on the other hand ive heard the SLO has actually more gain to it

I play Metal but i do also go into all styles but I want great distortion and tone, i see everyone with a Krank Or 5150 and tbh i just wanna have a different sound to everyone


Plus any ideas on what would be a good cab?

p.s. I own a JCM2000 TSL100 (its ok but just lacks that extra kick in the nuts punch for my taste)
#2
The SLO and Avenger have the same overdrive circuitry. Being a single channel amp does not make it have more gain.

The SLO is clearly better because it's the exact same thing as the Avenger, just with a clean channel and an effects loop. Soldano made the Avenger for people wanting Soldano overdrive at a smaller cost than the SLO.

SLO = Easily in the top 5 amps in the world.
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oh right cool, just i think it was the harmony review it was on about it havin a "darker Crunch to it" since its less "complicated circuitary" i guess that was just to make it look better than it is lol. not sayin its **** cus if i got one id cry LOL
#4
I have not played an Avenger, but I've owned an SLO 100 for a while. The overdrive circuits are identical, in that they are spec'd the same. The SLO uses lifetime warranty/military spec hardware, including DeYoung output transformers. That's why the SLO costs twice as much. And yes, it sounds incredible til you make a mistake. Very unforgiving of poor technique.
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The SLO and Avenger have the same overdrive circuitry. Being a single channel amp does not make it have more gain.

The SLO is clearly better because it's the exact same thing as the Avenger, just with a clean channel and an effects loop. Soldano made the Avenger for people wanting Soldano overdrive at a smaller cost than the SLO.

SLO = Easily in the top 5 amps in the world.

The SLO has only one channel and uses way better components.
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The SLO has only one channel and uses way better components.

The SLO has two channels, Normal and Overdrive, each with independent preamp and master volume controls
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oh right cool, just i think it was the harmony review it was on about it havin a "darker Crunch to it" since its less "complicated circuitary" i guess that was just to make it look better than it is lol. not sayin its **** cus if i got one id cry LOL


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The SLO has only one channel and uses way better components.

2 footswitchable channels, normal & overdrive. The normal channel has settings for clean & crunch, so actually it has 3 voicings, with a normal/bright switch for the non-OD voicings.
Edit:^^What Lee said!
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I called Soldano & asked them about any sound/tonal differences between the Avenger, Decatone, & SLO. They said that the OD circuits are in fact the same, but due to differences in component quality, the SLO has just a bit more dynamics to it. They said if you played an Avenger or Decatone one day, & then played an SLO the next day, you would never notice any difference at all, but if you played them side by side, the SLO is a touch beefier.
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yeah the SLO sounds better all around, plus it has a (very good) clean channel, but the Avenger is still a very good amp.
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yeah, but better than "total crap" is often still "crap".


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^

it's not even that (though it's definitely a valid concern). a lot of the reviews are posted by people who have barely opened the box...
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...if you played an Avenger or Decatone one day, & then played an SLO the next day, you would never notice any difference at all, but if you played them side by side, the SLO is a touch beefier.

This man speaks the utmost truth. Side by side versus my Decatone, the SLO I played carried the harmonics a bit better and was much easier to dial in. I ended up with the Decatone because of the versatility over the SLO. The Avenger sounds a bit tighter, but this is generally attributed to the shorter simpler circuit run.
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This man speaks the utmost truth. Side by side versus my Decatone, the SLO I played carried the harmonics a bit better and was much easier to dial in. I ended up with the Decatone because of the versatility over the SLO. The Avenger sounds a bit tighter, but this is generally attributed to the shorter simpler circuit run.


It's funny. I was about to order a new Decatone from Soldano (for the same reason you stated), & just happened to find a purple 2002 SLO in perfect condition for $2400 US on ebay (less $$$ than a new Deca). I couldn't pass up the lifetime warranty! Sometimes I regret sacrificing versatility, but I get over it pretty quick!
Every time I think of selling the SLO to get something more versatile, I have a great practice day w/ the thing cranked, & then slap myself for considering it. I'll just have to work & save more, but it'll take forever to get that Cornford RK100!
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Interesting. I went shopping with the intention of getting an SLO and ended up with a Decatone. I really can't survive without at least 3 channels anymore and I don't want to have to deal with the drama associated with two amps. I really can't afford to spend the $4000 or so it would take to build a suitable Midi switching system around my rig plus however much a suitable second head would cost when I can just buy a head with three channels in the first place. I keep thinking that I'll sell the Decatone and get a VH4, but every time I play on a VH4 I like the Decatone a little bit more. I do think I'm going to get a Traynor YCS100 for use as a backup (three channels, sounds pretty good, and the layout is similar enough to the Decatone to where I wouldn't even have to rerun any cables).
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Interesting. I went shopping with the intention of getting an SLO and ended up with a Decatone. I really can't survive without at least 3 channels anymore and I don't want to have to deal with the drama associated with two amps. I really can't afford to spend the $4000 or so it would take to build a suitable Midi switching system around my rig plus however much a suitable second head would cost when I can just buy a head with three channels in the first place. I keep thinking that I'll sell the Decatone and get a VH4, but every time I play on a VH4 I like the Decatone a little bit more. I do think I'm going to get a Traynor YCS100 for use as a backup (three channels, sounds pretty good, and the layout is similar enough to the Decatone to where I wouldn't even have to rerun any cables).


Yeah, I think the Soldanos just sound a bit more "live" than the Diezels in general.
Now I have to check out that Traynor if I ever see one!
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