NAD: Soldano SLO-30

Torren61

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Today is my birthday and this arrived about an hour ago. '22 Soldano SLO-30. I've been through enough new amp days to know all about the "honeymoon" phase, but... OMG! THIS IS THE BEST AMP EVER!!! Lol.

Okay, seriously, first impressions are that it has a lot of variable tones from clean to hard rock to metal and everything in between. Some reviews have said it doesn't do clean well and I don't see that criticism holding up. "Clean" compared to what? A Blackface Princeton Reverb? It doesn't do THAT kind of clean. The clean that it DOES do is clear and rich.

The crunch is variable between light crunch and heavy. There is just so much room on the scale. It does what my '73 JMP can do and a lot more but it doesn't sound EXACTLY like that amp. It has its own thing going on and I quite like it. It's VERY controllable and user friendly. Every slight movement of the knobs yields a change in tone.

I set out awhile back to refine my guitar and amp collection down to non-redundant gear and this fits very well within that dynamic. It's a part of the sonic spectrum in its own area.

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HNAD!

I normally don't like any tolex that isn't "traditional" but holy hell that looks sick!

These things sound incredible, wide range of tone and gain. I'm not sure why some people criticize clean channels on these or amps like it. I guess people hold Fender's legendary cleans as the benchmark?

Enjoy!!!
 

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HNAD! That is awesome! Crazy versatile and it has it's own sound.

I've always thought my Fender was crap because it doesn't do Soldano cleans....lol.

and :bday:
 

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That’s a nice amp. Here’s some pics of my amps
 

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