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SLO-mini - first thoughts? any love?

Mr. Papa

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Looks / sounds pretty cool...
 

Wally

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Imagine the scenario…..CHINA is going to save rock and roll!!!!!!
Who would have thought it possible????
 

zacknorton

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Sounds good to me. I'd never spend $$$$ on a high gain head. But I might buy one of these.
 

Tonekat

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It seems that there are a lot of these mini gain monsters on the market now. I find myself thinking, these are probably one trick ponies, with a heavy crunch tone and dirty cleans.
Zacknorton's idea is pretty good though, dedicated high gain at hand.

I don't know, what do folks think of them?
 

Wally

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I hear solid state there….and not the best solid state high gain I have heard.
The gain is there, but the harmonic content is not, to my ear. The Lab Series L5/7/9/11
amps from the late ‘70s/early ‘80s can cop that sound better, imho.
 

Amp360

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I’ll keep my big one. I’ve never had a problem with it and love it for live playing. Don’t use the high gain on it. Always thought it was everything a Marshall wasn’t in a good way. No interest in their new tiny amps or 30 watt jobs. Also wouldn’t buy a 4 cylinder Corvette that went 75 miles per hour.

One thing I liked about the video was Mike said it’s not the same as the $4000 amp. OTOH George Lynch I don’t “get”. I always thought Dokken was kind of lame and he’s put his name on about a million products (I guess somebody likes him).

To me the beauty of the SLO is Knopfler, Clapton, etc…. I like mine because it’s super reliable and sounds good. Not my fav amp I own tone wise but live wise, yes. I like mine on the non distortion setting and with my Klon to boost it up.

This Chinese thing is cute marketing but a POD or something would be more useful. I know other companies have the same thing going so it’s probably just got a different profile loaded into it or something,
 
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Mr. Papa

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Has anyone tried this amp yet and would care to comment? Thank you!
 

troyad

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I got one the other day. For $250 it's lots of fun and sounds way better than it has any right to. So far I think I like it best with a little hotter humbucker. Sure it's not an SLO 100, no one expects it to be..
 
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