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xx Soldano Avenger 50W Possible Issues?
« Thread started on: Apr 9th, 2015, 08:24am »

Hey there,

Pardon my ignorance if I am way off in asking this...but I have just purchased a brand new Soldano Avenger 50W head. After playing for a couple of hours with it I have noticed some things that were a little strange.

1st issue being in the high input. I'm running it with settings as follows:

Preamp: 5
Bass: 6
Mid: 5
Treble: 5
Master: 4-5
Presence: 5
Depth: 4

When I play a chord and mute shortly after the actual sound of the amp running fades out for about a second then kicks back in? Is this normal? It never happened with my Hot Rod 50+ I owned. It sounds like a noise gate (best way I can describe)

Issue 2:

Now this may be my ignorance this one. But as far as I know and from seeing what minimal videos there are on YouTube regarding the low input of this amp; that this option is meant to give me a dark crunch sound. With that in mind I was presuming a relatively warmer tone in comparison to channel one of my Hot Rod 50+. This in fact is giving me a somewhat clean tone; but not totally clean as there still seems to be some crosstalk (background fizz) underlying the tone. This, to me, doesn't sound natural at all. It takes the preamp to move up to 8-9 to even get a small amount of actual crunch?

How have other users used this part of the amp? is mine just misbehaving?

I find it basically unusable - I thought it was basically high input was like my channel two of my hot rod 50+ and low input was like a warmer channel 1? I was getting break up in my channel 1 on my hot rod from about 3-4 on the preamp upwards?

This Low input also is significantly lower in volume? - my high input is almost unbearable above 3 on the master (awesome thing) haha but to even get close to that limit on the Low input with the same preamp gain level I'm pushing it to 6 or 7 on the master.

I'm sorry for all the questions - any help on any of these issues would be excellent. The amp sounds phenomanal in the high input and is useable for now - just making sure it's all good and working right?

Thanks soo much!

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xx Re: Soldano Avenger 50W Possible Issues?
« Reply #1 on: Apr 11th, 2015, 09:48am »

Sounds to me like you have tube issues.......even though you just got the amp tubes are like light bulbs. They can last a super long time or a matter of hours. Sounds like your tubes need to be investigated and any problem ones changed out.
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« Reply #2 on: Apr 12th, 2015, 09:06am »

Thanks so much for the reply! Yes it was just a preamp tube misbehaving. The amp is working beautifully now!! That cross talk sound is long gone on the low input as well.

Question for all Avenger owners - how do you run/use your low input?

Thanks heaps!!
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