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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Well congratulations! Happy Birthday & happy new stellar amp day! Jealous!

It's my wife's B-day too.
 

monty john

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Cool amp.....let us know after the "honeymoon" how it holds up....wanna try one of these
 

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Congratulations and Happy Birthday - quite a nice present. I like the snake skin too. Enjoy!
 

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Holy Moley! Them thangs ain't cheap!

I just looked 'em up.


I'll wait for the Vietnamese built ones.

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congrats Torren.
 

monty john

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Think I saw this one on Reverb for 2600 was gonna get it but it was gone...hey at least it found a good home...
 

Torren61

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Yep. It was just a bump over $2800 by the time it got to my house. I don't know where one can get this amp cheaper.
 

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