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xx Re: What other amps do you own/have owned?
« Reply #15 on: Nov 12th, 2007, 3:59pm »

Hi there
A third newbie also in !

Past amps:
Fender Super Twin
Marshall 2203, JMP1, 9000, 9200, 1960 boxes
Mesa Strategy 400 power amp, DC2, Mark III exotic wood.
Digitech 2101 preamp and/or Brunetti Mille preamp + Brunetti Rock-it power amp + Bogner oversized 2x12" cab.
Soldano purple HR-100+ & 4x12"
VHT Ultra-Lead, CL100, GP3, 2502, 2902 + 2x12"
Bogner Shiva head + Shiva 1x12"

Current amps:
A pair of VHT Deliverance 120 head with matching Deliverance 4x12".
Sorry I don't play Soldanos...

Future amp:
Bogner Shiva head, EL34, reverb option with matching 4x12" in Greenbacks, in replacement of one of my VHTs.
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xx Re: What other amps do you own/have owned?
« Reply #16 on: Dec 23rd, 2007, 08:55am »

I actualy have never owed a soldano. I just joined the forum to do research. I have pretty much decided to go with a soldano for my next amp ... just need to figure out which one. In the past (from day one):
Crate G212XL (and how bad it was)
Marshall AS80R
Fender Hot ROd Deluxe Maple Edition
Marshall JCM2000
Crate Vintage Club
Fender Silverface Champ
Fender Silverface PA100
Fender Silverface Bassman
Fender Blackface Bandmaster
Fender Blackface Tremolux
Most of those heads were played through either a 2x12 marshall cab or a 1x12 mesa. I also had a 1x12 tranor cab and a 2x15 bassman that I used on occasion.
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xx Re: What other amps do you own/have owned?
« Reply #17 on: Dec 25th, 2007, 01:13am »

Rocktron VooDu Valve preamp, DigiTech 2112 preamp, Carvin 100 watt stagemaster, JCM 2000 (100 watt) , Soldano Avenger.
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xx Re: What other amps do you own/have owned?
« Reply #18 on: Dec 26th, 2007, 8:14pm »

Currently:

Soldano SLO w/ Haynes & Depth mod

debating on a Cowtipper 35 II, Diaz CD-100, Germino Club 40 or LV 55, or another Reeves Custom. Looking for a nice clean amp.

Previously owned:

Gorilla amp hehe
Marshall 8240 combo
Marshall 6100 3oth anniversary head
Marshall 100 watt Plexi
Marshall 50 watt Plexi
Mesa Boogie rackmount Studio Preamp
Mesa Boogie Simul-2 Ninety stereo Power Amp
Mesa Boogie Rectoverb
Alembic F2-B Bass Preamp
Marshall TSL head w/ Voodoo Amps deluxe mod
Fender Super Reverb Blackface
Germino Classic 45
Reeves Custom 50 watt



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xx Re: What other amps do you own/have owned?
« Reply #19 on: Dec 27th, 2007, 1:44pm »

Mike,

I thought you and that Diaz were all but a done deal?

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xx Re: What other amps do you own/have owned?
« Reply #20 on: Dec 27th, 2007, 7:00pm »

on Dec 27th, 2007, 1:44pm, stevestrat wrote:
Mike,

I thought you and that Diaz were all but a done deal?

Steve



No man, I've been waiting for some money that I had coming to me and it is taking alot longer than I expected. But I'm hoping soon enough I'll have it and see if the guy I know is still willing to sell it. I know he said he wasn't in a rush to sell it and he is always touring with his band anyway, so he has it in storage at his house right now.

If that deal falls through I'm going to have to shop around. I'm dying for some pristine cleans. I figured if I can find an amp that can do cleans the way the Soldano does overdriven and semi overdriven sounds, I will be set! grin
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xx Re: What other amps do you own/have owned?
« Reply #21 on: Jan 18th, 2008, 2:02pm »

At the moment:

Soldano Decatone in snakeskin
Soldano Astroverb head in black
Soldano 4x12 with Celestion G12-75s and vintage 30s
Soldano 2x12 with Celestion G12-75s (soon to be swapped for Vintage 30s)

Oh yeah!

Previously:

Marshall Anniversary 6100 (very very good crunch channel especially mode B, good JTM-45 style clean)

Peavey 5150 (I A/Bd this with the Anniversary for a while. Incredible lead channel for metal but crap at everything else - unless you're Eddie...)

Marshall TSL (very good hot-rodded Marshall lead channel if you like that sort of thing, other channels too dry and cardboardy)

Peavey Classic 30 (this amp with a Soldano Supercharger GTO in front would be the answer to a lot of players' dreams. I intend to buy another one one day for small gigs)

Marshall Anniversary 6100LM (imo this is a better all-rounder than the standard el34-equipped version - the clean is rounder, the crunch more chimey, and the lead channel almost passable with 5881s)

Marshall Valvestate 100 watt (the less said the better - good clean though)

Park G10 (I had to mention it. Actually this is a damn good practice amp with better gain than the valvestate)
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xx Re: What other amps do you own/have owned?
« Reply #22 on: Jan 18th, 2008, 5:00pm »

How do you like the Astroverb?
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Current amps:
Bogner Uberschall (Rev2)
Fender Tweed Deluxe 5E3 (1957)
HiWatt DR504 (Reeves era)
Mesa Dual Recto hd (#654/chrm chss/blck dmnd plt)
Mesa RoadKing hd (red croc leather)
Mesa Tri-Axis/2:90
Randall RG80 hd
Rivera K-Tre
Soldano SLO hd (Chrome Crocodile)
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xx Re: What other amps do you own/have owned?
« Reply #23 on: Jan 18th, 2008, 5:30pm »

The astroverb is great. It is similar to the middle channel of the Decatone but a bit brighter and glassier with the El-84s. Lots of round bass as well, but not quite the sub-thump of an amp with the depth control. As its 20W it runs on master=6 or 7 most of the time which means it gets a nice power tube breakup easily. Also it cleans up better than any amp I've had on the guitar volume, I guess cause there's very little in the signal path, and I think running an amp loud helps with this too.

You can crank the master and cut back the pre for a super-responsive plexi-ish crunch too, but still with that soldano rip in the treble, and of course it does this at small to medium gig volumes (think Plexi breakup to an audience of 100 and you're in the ballpark). Or you can crank the pre and its got enough gain for metal - not as liquidy and molten as an SLO, but still in that league, with a bit more of a hot-rodded JCM800 bark. It does great clean sounds too, but not really at gig volumes. This doesn't bother me as I prefer an edgy clean which it does really well (sort of AC-30ish but again with that Soldano smoothness and treble)

If it had an effects loop it would be perfect. I'm thinking about running a supercharger GTO in front so I can 'channel switch'.

I've gone on a bit. Probably should have started an astroverb thread...
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xx Re: What other amps do you own/have owned?
« Reply #24 on: Jan 26th, 2008, 6:01pm »

currently

hot rod 100,
fuchs modifed fender duluxe loaded with a tone tubby alinco

past amps

marshall 40 watt solid state
marshall jcm 2000 tsl 60 watt,
68 fender twin reverb loaded with tone tubby alinco's (should have never sold)
mesa boogie dual rectifer
mesa boogie mark IV
mesa boogie F50
soldano avenger (should have never sold)
Soldano Hot 50+

i have some regrets but i am more than satisfied with my set up and don't plan on getting any more amps. tone heaven cool
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Soldano SLO 100
Soldano Astroverb 16
PRS Custom 24
PRS SC 245
Hard Truckers 1x12 Can W/ Tone Tubby Alinco
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xx Re: What other amps do you own/have owned?
« Reply #25 on: Mar 4th, 2008, 1:21pm »

I have actually not owned a soldano yet. I can't wait. There is a guy locally on CL selling a hot rod 50 w/4x12 for $1150 ... I just don't have the cash right now for it. Here is what I have had in the past:
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Crate G212XL (heavy peice o junk)
Marshall AS80R
Hot Rod Deluxe Maple
Marshall JCM2000 TSL 602
72 Bassman 100
Fender PA 100
Marshall JCM900 SLX
65 Bandmaster
Crate vintage club (junk)
Line 6 flextone III (junk)
65 tremolux
Misc Fender, mesa and tranor cabs
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xx Re: What other amps do you own/have owned?
« Reply #26 on: Mar 4th, 2008, 9:18pm »

My impressions of the amps I spent the most time with.

Crate G60XL solid state combo. Still own it for late night , whisper level jamming in the living room while the family sleeps. It's cool for that. Lot's of gain and sustain, and actually sounds very good turned way down low. Turn it up and.....not good.

Marshall JTM 45 combo and Marshall JCM601 combo. Bought both used. I put them together cuz they are the same amp in different tolex. Sort of a buzzy overdrive, but I'd like to get another just to have an all tube combo again. I actually liked the gain on these amps better than any other Marshall I ever had.

ADA mp-1, ADA mp-1 classic through a Carvin Tube 100 power amp. Pretty cool. A little bit sterile sounding, but maybe it was just my ability to dial in a tone. I like knobs and fewer options. I'm not into programming and such. Actually, I tried the ADA through a little old SOvtek Mig 50 once, and it was probably the best sound I ever had going until settling on a soldano.

Marshall JCM900 4100 head equipped with 5881's- bought brand new. Very harsh, sterile lead channel,,,almost hurt to listen to. Ice pick sound. Could have been that it was a 5881 version. Never tried the EL34 version. I heard it is a big difference.

Marshall JCM2000 TSL100. BOught brand new. Something really grainy, fuzzy, about the gain channels. I dug the sound for a while,,,but so gritty...buzzy. At least compared to a SOldano. When I a/b'ed my TSL with a HR-50+,,,,,,the TSL was on ebay the next day!

Soldano HR-50+ Bought brand new. SMooth, sweet sound. I thought this was it but sold it to blindly buy a brand new SLO. In hindsight, the HR-50 was awesome, but just not as alive and dynamic as the SLO.

SLO100 BOught brand new....never gonna part with it. Everything I ever wanted in an amp. It did take a while to learn to use those eq knobs properly. The gain is heavenly.
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xx Re: What other amps do you own/have owned?
« Reply #27 on: Apr 22nd, 2008, 8:27pm »

Current amp: Soldano SLO with Depth and Haynes mods. Soldano 4x12 with X12000's

Previously:
Marshall JCM800 2204 2x12
Mesa Mark 3 Combo
Marshall Silver Jubilee 50 watt head (small chassis)
ADA MP1
Soldano X99 Caswell with Peavey Classic 50/50 power amp
Marshall 1978 JMP 100 watt head
Marshall JCM900 Dual Overdrive
Rivera Knucklehead 100
Marshall JTM45 Head
Soldano Hot Rod 50
Mesa Dual Rectifier
Soldano Hot Rod 50+

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xx Re: What other amps do you own/have owned?
« Reply #28 on: May 24th, 2008, 05:16am »

Hi.
Here are the current ones which are still keepers for years to come;
(Some old Marshalls have been with me many years ...)

'92 Soldano SLO
'99 Soldano SLO
Matchless John Jorgeson 112
Matchless SuperChief 120 head
VOX AC30 HW 212
'68 Marshall 50W Bass
'68 Marshall 50W Lead
'68 Marshall 100 SL
'68 Marshall 100 SB
'69 Marshall 50W
'71 Marshall 50W
'72 Marshall 50W
'72 Marshall 50W (yep another one)
'79 Marshall 100W 2203

Cabs:
Various old Marshall 412's with 20W, 25W and 30W GB's.
Matchless 2x10/2x12 (for the SuperChief amp).


Past amps....hmmmm, several reasons why these are long gone.
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xx Re: What other amps do you own/have owned?
« Reply #29 on: May 26th, 2008, 7:42pm »

Previous Amps:

Sunn Sentura II
Laney GH50L
Mesa Roadster
Mesa Nomad 55
Mesa .22+
Fender Blues Deluxe
Fender Champ (old silverface)
Marshall Lead Master (some crappy sounding solid state thing)
Fender Super 60 (the 80's version with the red knobs)
Line 6 Flextone II (the pain of that was I traded the above mentioned Mesa .22+ and Fender Blues Deluxe for some modeling crap - what the hell was I thinking?)
Peavey Triumph 60
Peavey Bandit way back when
I'm sure there were some others that I can't remember now.

Current Amps:

My SLO-100 is on the way!
Marshall JCM-800 2204 original
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 2x12
Mesa Single Rectifier Solo 50

When the Soldano arrives the Mesa and Fender leave. I'll hold onto the Marshall for a while, but I can't imagine a sound you can't get out of an SLO.

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