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« Reply #25 on: Apr 6th, 2010, 1:46pm »

on Apr 6th, 2010, 07:30am, kaseri wrote:
Oh yeah, thats what this thread was about!

I used the GTO a bunch of times over the last couple of days and there is no way I'm selling it. !


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« Reply #26 on: Apr 6th, 2010, 6:44pm »

I make every effort I can to only buy products made in the USA. I especially try to avoid places like China because they have a horrible history of human rights violations and have not only oppressed the Chinese people but also the people of Nepal and countless other countries. India is just as bad but now I'm going off in a totally different direction.
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« Reply #27 on: Apr 6th, 2010, 9:55pm »

on Apr 6th, 2010, 12:56pm, bamabluesboy wrote:
Give me a break; all that you mentioned above would still take place if the amp was made in America. You cant in no way shape or form tell me that Chinese made products helps the USA more than hurts it.


My point is that it is not a total loss for America when the products that a company produces are manufactured overseas. Jet City Amplification employs persons here and that is a good thing for the US economy. Of course- it would be ideal if the entire Jet City operation was in the USA. The inflated cost of materials (I.e.- expensive sheet-metal was mentioned earlier in the thread) and labor here,however,prevents that from happening at the moment. Seattle is not a cheap city to be based in either. Perhaps that will change in the future and companies like Jet City will move their manufacturing facilities to the USA?
I would be very supportive of that.
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« Reply #28 on: Apr 6th, 2010, 10:25pm »

on Apr 5th, 2010, 11:48am, AngryGoldfish wrote:
And I'd rather it be Mike Soldano and Andy Marshall than someone like Bugera.


Don't forget ZT amps. According to a picture on the Jet City Facebook page. They have the "Jet City ZT Mini" coming out designed my the ZT Lunchbox guys.


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« Reply #29 on: Apr 7th, 2010, 4:50pm »

on Apr 5th, 2010, 1:28pm, LIMETORD wrote:
Alot of people confuse cheap with being made cheaply. The Peavey Windsor 100-watt head,for example,was a really cheap amp...right around $300.00. It had quality parts inside. Wizard amps,in comparison,are very expensive and have cheapass Radio Shack parts inside you would not expect to have on a $5,000.00 amp.


Kinda surprises me that Wizard would use cheap parts. I know Rick St Pierre gets his transformers custom wound from Mercury. I borrowed a friends 50 Modern Classic a while back and it definitly didn't sound like cheap parts. I used it with a Soldano GTO pedals for lead, Soldano Vin30 cab and it worked great. It was actually the amp that suited the GTO the best in my opinion.
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« Reply #30 on: Apr 7th, 2010, 6:09pm »

My Wizard MC 100r - the only one made to date, and my SLO 100r, last one made to date. There are no radio shack parts in the Wizard. We are the only West Coast dealer for Wizard Amps so I have seen my share of them - the SLO and MC are made to top standards. They are both great amps, well made and sound amazing. If the GTO sounded great with both amps now I really am gassing for one.

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« Reply #31 on: Apr 7th, 2010, 9:38pm »

Well- I don't peek inside my own amps too often. I assume that the internal components in my SLO-100 are not "average quality" (I.e. - Radio Shack) parts. The Wizard Modern Classic,according to Jerry at FJA mods, has parts that he deems to be inferior for an amp priced in the $4,000.00+ range. I'm not a tech that builds and mods amps,so I'll trust the judgment of an amp builder with absolutely no bias in regard to the Wizard Modern Classic amp.
Regardless- Wizards sound amazing.

I wasnt impressed with it [Wizard Modern Classic] at all. Built pretty nice, its not MIL spec, run of the mill parts, and not worth that kind of money.
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« Reply #32 on: Apr 7th, 2010, 9:54pm »

on Apr 7th, 2010, 9:38pm, LIMETORD wrote:
Well- I don't peek inside my own amps too often. I assume that the internal components in my SLO-100 are not "average quality" (I.e. - Radio Shack) parts. The Wizard Modern Classic,according to Jerry at FJA mods, has parts that he deems to be inferior for an amp priced in the $4,000.00+ range. I'm not a tech that builds and mods amps,so I'll trust the judgment of an amp builder with absolutely no bias in regard to the Wizard Modern Classic amp.
Regardless- Wizards sound amazing.

I wasnt impressed with it [Wizard Modern Classic] at all. Built pretty nice, its not MIL spec, run of the mill parts, and not worth that kind of money.
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No argument. Sometimes parts that aren't deemed "better" maybe have more mojo. I lot of the vintage things we love, we love because of the crappy parts that rolled off highs, or something along those lines. Who knows? Yes a Wizard sounds amazing, and that is worth the price of admission to me, whether the parts are top drawer or not.
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« Reply #33 on: Apr 8th, 2010, 9:42pm »

on Apr 5th, 2010, 1:28pm, LIMETORD wrote:
Alot of people confuse cheap with being made cheaply. The Peavey Windsor 100-watt head,for example,was a really cheap amp...right around $300.00. It had quality parts inside. Wizard amps,in comparison,are very expensive and have cheapass Radio Shack parts inside you would not expect to have on a $5,000.00 amp. Mike Soldano's association with Jet City Amps has generated a great deal of interest in the company. In return- Jet City will generate more visibility for Soldano's line of products. It's a win-win situation all around...no one loses.


No S---? Is that why so many Wizards R 4 sale on the forums? - there are like 4-5 of them -nothing is moving. Or maybe people just don't dig the sound- and realize they are in for $4000 of an amp they don't dig/gig. I had my SLO open a while back...it was like a cross between a fine Swiss watch and as clean as an operating room table.

Mike had mentioned in a very old interview re. his disagreements with Yamaha and their amp building decisions- but if he has more input/control on front end- then that is great. Now I will just lipsrsealed
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« Reply #34 on: Apr 9th, 2010, 11:30am »

If anyone has the opportunity to open up a Soldano amp not just an SLO, you will see MAJOR differences in construction, quality control, and materials as when compared to other amps.

I've opened Fenders, Bad Cats, Bogners, Peaveys, Splawns, 65's, Marshalls, yada yada yada, for many different reasons. None compare to what Mike builds. The scariest to me was an Uber. It made no sense to me and was very cluttered. Most chassis's are just stamped and folded with either small weld points or in Mike's case, completely finished, welded, deburred, polished, and correctly painted chassis's.

If you've ever seen Mike or Bill's car projects you'll see how perfection with them roll over right into amp production. I'm as big of a car nut/mechanic as they are, that is why we mesh so well in all regards.

Customers want and will pay for the best. At the end of the day, time is money, and if your love for music is interrupted by a sick amp, no one is happy.

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xx Re: Supercharger GTO pedal
« Reply #35 on: Apr 9th, 2010, 1:05pm »

Have you looked inside a JCA100H ? It's pretty much a Hotrod 100+ but using one PCB instead of two. Same build quality , same knobs, same design layout . $800.00 compared to a $2500.00 Hotrod 100+.
Nothing will compare to the SLO build quality and tones but that's the only amp i see that's really worth $3700.00.
The Hotrod/Avenger amps are PCB mounted pots,capacitors,jacks,and tube seats just like the JCA100H amp is.
The same will happen with the GTO . Same future build from JCA at half the cost.
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« Reply #36 on: Apr 9th, 2010, 2:28pm »

on Apr 9th, 2010, 11:30am, JLB wrote:
If you've ever seen Mike or Bill's car projects you'll see how perfection with them roll over right into amp production. I'm as big of a car nut/mechanic as they are, that is why we mesh so well in all regards.


I guess we are all cut from the same cloth. LOL

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« Reply #37 on: Apr 9th, 2010, 5:39pm »

Oh my, that Corvette is to die for.

If any of you come to Reno for HOT AUGUST NIGHTS, let me know.
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« Reply #38 on: Apr 9th, 2010, 5:46pm »

I used to restore early Vettes, but along came my daughter and I didn't have time anymore. I won the 1993 National Muscle Car Association's World Finals with a 4 year project 74' Vette. Ended up beating all the trailered cars with my driver. Needless to say, it didn't go over well. lol

Here is my latest Vette, a custom ordered (but of course right), 08' Coupe. LS3, ZO6 exhaust, 3LT interior, forged wheels, and 5% Limo tinted windows. Can you say dark? Hard to drive at night but looks cool. After all, image is everything in some areas right? lol

I even got Mikey to buy a 91' C4 Vette. He loves it, but his Nova Wagon along with Bill's 60's Coronet and Power Wagon are amazing.

Very nice ride Shark. I've been to Reno during Hot August Nights. It is a wild ride during that time.

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« Reply #39 on: Apr 9th, 2010, 8:38pm »


WOW!!!!!! shocked

VERY nice Vettes!

I saw a white and black top coupe at the dealership the other day. All the employees (mechanics) were checking out a new arrival. I was driving through the lot and wish I had stopped because it was most likely pre-ordered and only there for a day or two. It must have been a 2010 ZR1.

Absolutely the MOST BADASS Vette I've ever seen in my life.
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