#1
1: There is no limit on pricing, although I like (cheaper) stuff.
2: This has to be an end all, ultimate amp that I (hopefully) keep for the rest of my life (hence 1)
3: I don't care about cleans, because I'll be amp switching into my 1968 Fender Princeton Reverb for that. Multiple levels of crunch/thunk/gain are preferable though.

Volume wise, it needs to balance with the Fender (which is 12 watts if i remember correctly, despite being louder than my drummer around 4 already), though I suspect I could individually amplify the Fender or replace its speaker with something louder like a cab (consequently turning it into a head). I'd prefer wattage switching capabilities, so that I can be very soft if necessary or earsplitting loud live.

Sound: (for teh metals) I need something smooth and cutting, single notes have to sound creamy, not buzzy. For chords and riffs I want something thick and slightly br00talz but note clarity is paramount when I play suspended chords and thirds. I like to keep my mids boosted rather than scoop them. Gain can go as low as it takes to maintain a good tone. My sound is a more lead tone than a rhythm tone though, and I need to 'cut through' more than 'throw bricks'.

Stacks are nice, but probably not necessary, and if I'm lugging lots of stuff around, probably problematic. But of course, I wouldn't mind it at all (just my wallet).

Special boutique stuff would be very nice, especially if I can hijack the clean channel and turn it into a lower gain channel.
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#2
Custom Audio Electronics OD-100 ?
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#3
Diezel Herbert?
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Cornford Hellcat?
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#8
Budda Superdrive, Soldano Astroverb?
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#9
Randall RM100. Do your research on it and you'll want it
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#10
Marshall 1959SLPX head and a good cab for a half stack?
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#11
Diezel VH4 Head Plus Mesa 4x12 Cab this plus EVH 5150 Head + Cab and this into Bogner Ecstasy + Marshall Cab 4x12 and this De Piece De Le Resistance' Carvin Steve Vai Legacy Amp + Cab all playing a Fender Hello Kitty Guitar = br00talz

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#12
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Soldano SLO

SLO 100 FTW.
#15
Oh dear God no. Hows about a Bugera if you are gonna go cheap

I'd rather die than be stuck with an MG for the rest of my life. If you really want an end-all amp Soldano SLO100
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Fuchs ODS
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#18
Hm, the MG still looks very appealing, i mean the OD is CRUSHING, like shitting bricks of dynamite into your ears. :P

But on a Soldanoish note, what about the Avenger if I'm doing amp switching? No intermediate channel, but oh well.
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#19
Marshall JCM 2000 TSL 122 combo.

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#21
Hm just noticed the SLO100 isn't footswitchable anyways so probably an Avenger, if I end up going Soldano sometime

And i'm not very much of a marshall fanboy. For some reason.
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#22
Quote by .fallen

Sound: (for teh metals) I need something smooth and cutting, single notes have to sound creamy, not buzzy. For chords and riffs I want something thick and slightly br00talz but note clarity is paramount when I play suspended chords and thirds. I like to keep my mids boosted rather than scoop them. Gain can go as low as it takes to maintain a good tone. My sound is a more lead tone than a rhythm tone though, and I need to 'cut through' more than 'throw bricks'.


I will recommend a Soldano SLO because I own one, & can tell you that it meets most of your criteria. No amp cuts through any mix like an SLO can. Just take my word for that. Clarity & note articulation at any level of gain or volume is superior. It is thick, & can be slightly br00talz or over the top. To get the notes to sound "creamy", that's another story. You'll have to play around w/ EQ settings to get that, or attenuate it at the expense of a less lively sound. Volume wise, it shouldn't be too bad. I pulled 2 tubes on mine, but it gets a pretty good tone at lower volumes also.
FWIW- I also like the EVH 5150 III & Bogner Uberschall, but neither of those will retain the supreme clarity of an SLO. Knowing what I know now, I would've probably got an Uber or EVH instead of an SLO, because the SLO is so clear it gets annoying sometimes! If you get serious about buying one, DEFINITELY try these 3!

Edit: If you order from Soldano, I think they'll do some custom stuff like switchable jacks if you ask them (at extra cost of course).
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#24
The Soldano Avenger has both normal and breakup clean inputs, so would it be possible to switch between these two inputs using an amp selector and treating each input as a separate amp? Using my Fender for cleans of course.

Its not that I don't have the money for a SLO (which I can afford in about two months of work) but I enjoy not spending more than I have to, plus I'd have to get these past my parents (mostly this factor).

But Soldano looks like the way that I will go. Sometime.

Edit: Switching isn't possible, but I don't really mind that.
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Last edited by .fallen at Jun 26, 2008,
#25
The H&K Trilogy is a very nice amp, however, the TriAmp is better. The Switchblade isn't too bad, either. Too bad I'm freakin poor
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#26
Randall RM50 or Rm100. If you don't want clean, you could either have 2 or 3 different high gain modules such as Mesa Recto, Marshall Super Lead, Marshall Plexi, Bogner XTC, etc. all in one head/combo!
#27
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Randall RM50 or Rm100. If you don't want clean, you could either have 2 or 3 different high gain modules such as Mesa Recto, Marshall Super Lead, Marshall Plexi, Bogner XTC, etc. all in one head/combo!

I've tried those Randalls with the Egnater-licensed modules, as well as the H&K Triamp (which is pretty killer), but none of the modules (or the H&K) can come remotely close to the bite & clarity of an SLO. For articulation & note clarity, the SLO pwns. The only amps I've heard that are even close is Divided By 13, but those are more clean to classic rock tones.
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Splawn Nitro or Mesa Boogie Mark IV.
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#30
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I've tried those Randalls with the Egnater-licensed modules, as well as the H&K Triamp (which is pretty killer), but none of the modules (or the H&K) can come remotely close to the bite & clarity of an SLO. For articulation & note clarity, the SLO pwns. The only amps I've heard that are even close is Divided By 13, but those are more clean to classic rock tones.


How's the clean on the SLO? Anything to compete with a '68 fender?
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