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  • Chuckracer
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    Soldano SLO Rules!!!

    Sorry, I just had to start with that!!

  • Shred Man
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    I have noticed a "little" difference in the Soldano SLO heads without the effects loop or slave out in them.
    To my ears they seem a bit brighter in upper *Presence and *Treble spectrums.Not icepick type highs,but brighter in overall tone.
    I have read in the past at the "old " board(weep,sniff,sigh)that there are owners of SLO's who prefer the heads they own without the loop or slave options.
    I'd like to hear some feedback from them if they have heard the same from other SLOs that they have heard WITH the loop/slave and see if they agree..?
    Mortiss is pretty much on the money when he says that the SLOs are Equally Consistent in components and quality(build wise).Nobody builds em like Soldano(at least like the SLO)
    I just hear a bit more agressive tonality in the rackmount SLO for my music(all metal in a-440)and I've gotten soused to it's responsive tightness that no other "Head" does it for me. [img]graemlins/toast.gif[/img]

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  • mortis999
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    Chuck,

    As far as I know there are no differences between
    old an new components or build quality. All Slo's have the same deyoung transformers. Chrome trannies at one time were an option along with kt88's. Michael stopped the "chromie" option because of the overheating factor. The only difference that you would run into today is that Michael and Bill
    personally worked on all the amps up until the move to van nuys (late 91). All amps thereafter would have been built by "employees". Does it really matter? Probably not. I have several of the pre van nuys heads in my personal collection
    and we have a 99 in the studio. Again no real noticable difference going into the board. The
    quality of components keeps these things pretty consistent.

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  • Chuckracer
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    My SLO is a 92. Is there any truth to the "earlier ones are better" rumors?
    If so, what were the differences and what year did the change happen?

    This question is based on Harmony Central reviews were some things along these lines were mentioned.

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  • Shred Man
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    To add to the JCF member above who owns the same amplifier as myself:
    My SLO Rackmount is a 1992 model/serial # 921014 and has the chrome covered DeYoung Transformers with manufacturer name and model #s on them.

    I played a SLO in standard format from 97(I believe) and it sounded very close,but the rackmount unit was still a bit more "heavier"and thicker in the Bass and Overdrive areas.
    Granted mine does have the depth Mod and scoop switch for the crunch channel,but stock SLO's right out of the box are hard to beat.

    I did compare mine to a stock(full size head) SLO with MY amp's Mod channels zero'd.The rackmount SLO was still a big difference.
    More in all the applicable area's is allI can say.

    I see alot of JCF members who are big fans of the Heavy Metal 80s/90s tones and I see them gravitating towards the Soldano/Bogner Uberschall/VHT and CAE gear.
    You guys are right on the mark there for certian.
    Just a differing taste and matter of player applications when comparing or using those units for the heavier music we all seem to LOVE.
    Heres a simple recipe:USA Jackson Guitar plus equal parts of:Soldano/Custom Audio Electronics,Bogner,VHT....shake well and add talent.
    Voila....instant Shred Tones!
    [img]graemlins/toast.gif[/img]

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  • mortis999
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    I also have a rackmount SLO. It was one of the first made in 89. There is a slight varience
    in tone because of the zinc/aluminum faceplate
    however, because of the internal fan I wouldn't recommend it in a recording enviroment. Overall,
    it sounds to close to differ between the 2. The x88r however varies depending on the power amp used. Many are using them with el34's. I would recommend a power amp with either 6l6's or 6550's.
    That would be more in line with the SLO power section.

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  • Foolius Maximus
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    Believe it or not foolios, I use to think I was SOOOOOOO cool back then- What a tool I was/am! FM

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  • horns666
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    Neddi in that pic you look like Dave Menekitti of Y & T on steroids... [img]graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

    Bill Z Bald

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  • Foolius Maximus
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    I am Foolius Maximus, ruler of Guitarica, a planet really far away- Big Neddi was just a fake identity I used to become accepted by humans-FM

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  • Spiderman
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    [img]graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

    Not excited about getting the 2150 or anything are ya' Neddi?

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  • oklaSTAR
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    Neddi, that high school mullet pic is the bomb!!

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  • Foolius Maximus
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    I was told by Soldano that the X88R is exactly the same as an SLO without the power section- I can't wait to here it through Joel's (soon to be mine) VHT 2150- Can you say sleepless nights awaiting? FM

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  • Chuckracer
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    LRG, the possible trade i was interested in doing was just so I could live with an Ecstacy for a while running thru my cabs and using it in a real world setting. Playing them in a store is a waste of time.
    I wanted to expirement, and as they are the same value if I decided I liked the SLO better, I could trade the Bog for another SLO. That simple.
    Seeins as most Ecstacy owners think they are worth more, then thats not gonna happen, and I'm fine with that.
    The SLO has a high volume roar that has to be heard to be believed, and I'm not the LEAST bit unhappy with mine.

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  • Shred Man
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    If the Soldano SLO is your "cup of tea" you should try and get ahold of(or a chance to play thru-and hear) the Rackmount SLO.
    The rackmount unit sounds a bit deeper/tighter-with the same famous Soldano *Growl*.

    I have a 1992 Rackmount SLO with the chrome DeYoung transformers in it.It has been modified from the Soldano factory with the Depth Control Mod and the scoop switch for the Clean/Crunch channel.It has the slave out and effects loop too.

    Soldano's reputation and attention to detail in the amps they make is legendary.
    I agree with the topic starter that Soldano's do in fact RULE,but the other gear mentioned is also Tops in it's field(I believe the Custom Audio/VHT 2150 [img]graemlins/toast.gif[/img] was mentioned)

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  • JacksonShredder
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    [img]graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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