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Save the Soldano

All experienced fans of long-haired distortion know the famous Soldano SLO-100 made in the 80's: this amp seduced big names in the guitar world — nobody less than Eric Clapton, Mike Landau, Lou Reed... With its mythic Crunch channel, this amp quickly became a reference product in the small electric guitar universe. read more…

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It is!

By Millido, 01/07/2013
Distortion Series "Amp in a Box" Wampler.
Brian Wampler is known to have changed the pedals and have created its own box pedals quality in the USA.
The pedal gives a tone similar to that of Soldano SLO from the description.
Settings: Bass / Mid / Treble, Gain, Volume, mini switch Overdrive / Crunch Boost
Two switches: one to trigger the distortion, the other to activate the boost
Pedal good quality with a slightly cheaper price but is justified in my opinion.

UTILIZATION

Clear manual with examples of settings.
Pedal easy to use.
The boost can be engaged without using the distortion.
Personally, the little boost I want. I will prefer that the second switch used to switch from crunch to overdrive, so the two colors of the pedal are interesting.

SOUND QUALITY

I bought it for one simple reason. For several years, I had the Soldano SP77 preamp with a big config (Amp + 2x12). Given the constraints to make such a config compared to small scenes, small aparts, small cars and small rehearsal rooms, I wanted to have the same sound easily transportable.
Well I found! This pedal is just fantastic!
Hiwatt tested, ie with a good basis for its clear with good headroom, this pedal delivers sound Soldano. Whoever task!
For those who do not know and are based on the popularity of the brand, it can be confusing. But I can confirm that Brian Wampler did a magic trick, he managed to get the essence of a Soldano:
1. It cut a little low indeed. But no pb, the bass knob to plenty of racing to add excessive.
2. There is a dose of Mid and Treble feature Soldano
3. It screams! with harmonics in all directions
4. The grain is tight but not too much (unless all the latest Hi Gain amp Diezel type MarkV etc ...)
5. An uncompressed sound with dynamic furious.
6. A sound that comes off all the time, whether you're in rhythm, in riff or solo
With the preamp, I've never had a pb whatever the context. I always pierced the mix, and more rhythmic solo. Hence the lack of interest for me the boost, equivalent to volume, we are always at the top of everyone.
With this pedal, I found it. Honestly it's enjoyable I swear. A little riff Nuno qqs notes to fingers to Mark Knopfler etc ... you are!
I think that we should not buy this pedal thinking "Modern Hi-Gain." You have to buy if you want a Soldano, that's all. It does not look like Mesa, Marshall, Engl or whatever you want.
This is a Hi Gain a little old school now, screaming and stuffed with Mid and Treble.
It was not the width of the large distortion sounds modern post 2000. Ditto the grain is not modern. All today's styles with metal scrapers SUR-fat will not be satisfied with this pedal I think (I have not tried it out with standard tuning or 7 or 8 strings though ...).
Although équalo is highly efficient (the race is amazing Mid of completely dug stuffed), the spectrum is still concentrated on expensive frequency Mike Soldano.
If your a good bass player sends his heavy families, let him its frequencies and complete your SLOstortion, and your listeners will pick up a well-balanced sauce to enjoy them ...
For my part, I found my grail in crunch mode with the gain at 3/4, 1 hour bass, mid noon, Treble at 10am. The Overdrive mode gives an even tighter grain, with more sustain on the notes, a little more compression. By adjusting the équalo, I have not had a runny, this is against a little more complicated to find the right mix, but it works.
There is a really good headroom and sustain this mode.
But I repeat on one as the other modes, it really has the grain Soldano.

OVERALL OPINION

A pedal that will stay with me a while I think ...
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awesome!

By greg0477, 18/03/2013
Config very simple, clear manual
Very easy to use it is a treat,
I love the fact that it is under the feet can have more a Boost (perfect for solos)
and even its clear it gives a perfect shine to her!
Nothing to say about the quality is top of the range and are beautiful distos
In terms of style I play pure blues to albert king through the gary moore from hendrix,
well the good punchy rock and even metal and the clean boost in I is also used for jazz solos!

UTILIZATION

A very good versatility
Another time mode with a slight overdrive boost and gain 5 is a treat with incredible sustain worthy of soldano amp, gary moore is not very far!

SOUND QUALITY

I use it with 2 guitars a strat Deluxe us and gibson les paul standard, hum!
sounds are very clean and clear, the guitar fit perfectly into the mix and the bass is always delicious, I am always surprised by the sound quality!

OVERALL OPINION

In terms of pedals I also have a boss blues driver I am using a very light crunch that makes me 3 channels!) The price of this pedal is high (certainly among the most expensive pedals but think it's worth MMOI So far you have understood I am very satisfied! (before I had an eleven rack that I plugged into a sound system, but I was never satisfied, now I really found the sound! A buy eyes closed! N can see a demo below, the guy uses it plugged into a cab torpedo (simu HP) and directly into a sound card! (listen)
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Qill's review

By Qill, 07/01/2013
Soldano pedal of drive type by Wampler
1 volume, 1 gain
1 trebble, 1 middle, 1 bass
1 boost
1 button bypass on / off, 1 boost on / off
1 switch Crunch / Overdrive
Handmade pedal, true bypass

UTILIZATION

this is not a pedal to the metal is more modern rock / hard rock / rock FM ...

SOUND QUALITY

The sound seems to me compressed raw ... which is normal to be so good saying here is part of the charm Soldano (according to experts), it gets stuck there or what is the gain is reached very quickly the limits of the machine ... it quickly becomes muddy and fuzzy beyond 12 across was the middle trebble and bass but not apparent terrible as they are hot in the mix, the overdrive is too falls in those who seek it will be delighted The crunch mode is already better more musical is the mode I prefer, for against the boost I find it useful, it lacks subtlety it may be useless except phase lead and again ...

OVERALL OPINION

Disappointment, yet I am a fan of Wampler I have a bunch (57 tweed, black 65, plextortion, plexidrive, crush the button, triple wreck) but on this one it will not be there too my cam, I spend my turn ... I do not know the amps Soldano, saying it would be a little addiction Marshall sauce with a beautiful American middle and dynamic sick ... I know that Joe Perry speaks well, the result of Wampler Triple Wreck like a mixed Plextortion with the compression and more side roots which worked bof ... above 245 € is not given, on the other hand they are not plenty to do Soldano emulation so in the meantime ...
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Double pedal saturation Soldano / clean boost very effective

By Dlz, 05/08/2012
This is a double pedal (clean boost - distortion) with therefore two effects turned on and off separately.

Saturation is simulated that of a SOLDANO (hence the name pretty well found SLOstrotion)

Analog.

Standard power supply (9 V)

I love having both saturation and a clean boost (himself adjustable intensity) that can enable or disable the foot.

UTILIZATION

All important settings are there: three-band EQ, gain, crunch switch / overdrive.

On this point the pedal, however, differs quite markedly from the competition (21 tech character sets) the first slostortion has no equivalent to the volume pot "character" found on analog simulation tech 21. Versatility is less marked.

Moreover, if the equalization SLOstrotion is quite effective, it is less than 21 character sets of Tech.

In fact if SLOstortion first appears as an additional character line that emulates serial (beautifully) many Soldano amp but not, in practice it is not really the case: the unique knob "character" is does not have the possibilty to have a clean Soldano.

So it's more a pedal overdrive / distortion that amp simulation.

Against by the presence of a clean boost brings a real plus.

SOUND QUALITY

The sound quality is excellent, although in this price range we do not expect less.

I play guitar equipped with a simple microphone (seymour duncan p-90) and another with double micro (Airzone marzio Di), the pedal sounds in both cases without significant preference.

This is logical since in fact the sound SOLDANO is known to be halfway between vintage and modern.

Note, however, a slight lack of bass that can be corrected with equalization, generally favors the pedal up spectrum (medium and high).

The sound quality is very good but due to its side "hybrid" mid-modern mid-vintage pedal can compete in a vintage style with Mudhoney (T-rex) combined with micro single or in a more modern style with the Character series california préboostée tube screamer with a double and micro.

OVERALL OPINION

In the end I keep this pedal on my pedalboard for the very practical side of clean boost can be activated at the foot allowing for small adjustments on the fly and the sound that is good with all my guitars.

In almost (this is obviously not a distortion to play the big metal ...) it sounds all styles.

Its drawback is that it is not, in my view, the best or one of the very best pedals in a particular style.

The grain of this pedal gives an interesting versatility but the downside is this versatility that keeps it from being the ultimate pedal to play rock vintage or modern.
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  • Manufacturer:Wampler Pedals
  • Model:SLOstortion
  • Category:Other guitar saturation effects
  • Added in our database on: 10/05/2011

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