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xx Tips tricks on getting a solo boost?
« Thread started on: Sep 25th, 2008, 2:49pm »

Hi guys, I just got a Soldano Hot Rod 50+ and I love it to death!! best amp ever. Only one thing I am having trouble with, I am in a rock band and frequently do solo's. I am looking for a way to boost my volume to rise above the band for my solos. Since the hot rod is 2 channels this is hard. I have tried various booster pedals and right now am settled on a hot british distortion from Radial for my Solo sound, but If i'm on my lead channel I have to press 2 buttons to get to that sound. I'm looking to find a way to just have one switch that will get me to that solo sound whether my hot rod is set to clean or lead. IE a button that will send my amp to clean if on lead and enable the pedal at the same time. would there be some way to set up an ABY swticher to do this??

Thanks in advance.
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xx Re: Tips tricks on getting a solo boost?
« Reply #1 on: Oct 19th, 2008, 12:21am »

Sounds Complicated.
By boost you do you mean a louder volume and a different tone, one not given by the amp by itself?

It sounds like you are using the radial pedal into the clean channel as a solo sound and the crunch as your rhythm tone. (bypassing your killer soldano gain sound-tisk tisk)

A voodoo lab "control switcher" and matching board can take over the head switching, and also control pedals and rack gear, a tc electronics g force or g major can do the same, simplifying the amount of buttons you have to step on.

Or you could run the radial pedal in the loop and set it up to add just a little bit of gain and boost the volume so it can be added to the gain channel (im assuming you want more gain for a solo than for a rhythm) the increase in volume in the loop will actually make it louder as opposed to just adding compression and noise if you run in in front of the amp.

If you just want it louder, without a change in tone, buy a xotic rc boost and run it in the loop.
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xx Re: Tips tricks on getting a solo boost?
« Reply #2 on: Oct 23rd, 2008, 8:36pm »

vseanv-

I'm running my clean channel on crunch and hitting it with a Creation Audio Labs MK423 boost for leads and it kills! I leave it on all the time so all I'm doing is changing channels on the footswitch for my solos. Took very little tweaking to dial it in and since all you're doing is hitting the preamp a little harder, the effect on the overdrive channel is minimal because the gain stages are already pushing the preamp.

http://www.creationaudiolabs.com/mk423

Unfortunately, running a pedal through the fx loop doesn't seem to be effective w/o modding the loop first.
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« Reply #3 on: Nov 19th, 2008, 3:34pm »

Look into a Gmajor (TC electronic). As mentioned many times before on this forum, it is a perfect match for a Soldano loop, and will give you complete volume control over your Soldano for each preset. It is SO TRANSPARENT, can even switch channels on your amp seamlessly to match your presets, and the basic effects are great too.
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