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xx Soldano Settings
« Thread started on: Jul 4th, 2005, 3:05pm »

Can you post how you are dialling your Soldano's and for what style of music. I really like Gary Moore Blues era but I believe he used the crunch channel of the SLO with boost pedals and EV Speakers. I have a SLO and matching 4x12 with eminence and cannot work out how to dial in the Bass and Middle controls?
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« Reply #1 on: Jul 5th, 2005, 11:35pm »

On my HR50 I usually have the mids near 6, bass around 4, treble anywhere from 2.5 to 4 and presence between 4 and 6.
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« Reply #2 on: Jul 7th, 2005, 2:55pm »

My number 1 recommendation on the SLO is to keep the mids high. I run them between 6-8. This actually adds definition to the distortion sound and makes the sound less harsh on the high end*. I run the bass fairly high since the SLO is a bright amp: around 9 or so. However, if the crunch sound is your primary sound, I'd probably roll that down a little. It has more bass than the lead channel and I find it a little boomy when I have the EQ set up for the lead sound I want.

* For the metalheads, don't try to scoop your mids on the SLO. It looses punch, definition, and gets a harsh high end sound. Unlike other amps, you don't need to scoop the mids to get a good defined sound with lots of gain, so don't do it. (I'm guessing this is what happens when I hear people complain about a fizzy sound with the SLO.)
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xx Re: Soldano Settings
« Reply #3 on: Jul 9th, 2005, 12:32pm »

on Jul 7th, 2005, 2:55pm, RMS wrote:
My number 1 recommendation on the SLO is to keep the mids high. I run them between 6-8. This actually adds definition to the distortion sound and makes the sound less harsh on the high end*. I run the bass fairly high since the SLO is a bright amp: around 9 or so. However, if the crunch sound is your primary sound, I'd probably roll that down a little. It has more bass than the lead channel and I find it a little boomy when I have the EQ set up for the lead sound I want.

* For the metalheads, don't try to scoop your mids on the SLO. It looses punch, definition, and gets a harsh high end sound. Unlike other amps, you don't need to scoop the mids to get a good defined sound with lots of gain, so don't do it. (I'm guessing this is what happens when I hear people complain about a fizzy sound with the SLO.)


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« Reply #4 on: Jul 10th, 2005, 05:28am »

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xx Re: Soldano Settings
« Reply #5 on: Jul 11th, 2005, 7:34pm »

Is the avenger similar. I tried one and I did not find it to be a bright amp at all.
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« Reply #6 on: Jul 11th, 2005, 9:51pm »

All Soldanos have a similar heritage, but each has it's own unique characteristics. One of those for the Avenger is that it's supposed to be darker sounding than the rest of the Soldano line. Personally, I haven't tried one, but I feel pretty safe making that statement from everything I've read.
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« Reply #7 on: Jul 13th, 2005, 6:54pm »

I agree with the above post. I bought my Avenger and was hoping it had that Soldano "Cut-Through-the-Mix" sound but it's very dark sounding and my bandmates are always telling me to get a boost for my leads or to turn up. I never had this problem with an SLO because it always cut through on its own without the use of pedals. As a result I bought an SLO.
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xx Re: Soldano Settings
« Reply #8 on: Aug 5th, 2005, 08:12am »

For most stuff on my HR50, pre is at 3 or 4, bass 4, everything else 6 or 7. For VH pre at 7 bass at 6 or 7 all others at between 6 and 8. I am still getting to know it and have not experimented with the low input at all. I also found that the Soldano likes Greenback's the best. I tried the G12H30 bottom and a G12M70 bottom (all 4x12) and the Greenback matched up the best with the amp IMO.
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