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Soldano Avenger Amplifier Head  

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Overview
  • Simplified signal path
  • Unparalleled dynamic response, presence, and punch
  • Gain
Description & Specs
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    $2,380.00
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    - $381.00
  • Your Price:
    $1,99900

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Stripped down, souped-up Soldano overdrive tone!

The Soldano Avenger Amplifier Head delivers the classic overdrive of the legendary SLO 100. 100-watt head with the SLO 100 overdrive circuit and no channel switching or effects loop to complicate things. This simplified signal path also improves dynamic response for a punchier sound. High- and low-gain input jacks provide the option of using the full SLO lead circuit or skipping the first gain stage for a darker crunch tone. In addition to the preamp gain, bass, middle, treble, master volume, and presence controls, a depth control is included for boosting low end. A rotary impedance selector switch on the amp head allows the use of 4-, 8-, or 16-ohm speaker cabinets. Like the SLO, the Soldano Avenger uses 5881/6L6 power tubes.

Features
  • Simplified signal path
  • Unparalleled dynamic response, presence, and punch
  • Gain
  • 3-band EQ
  • Master volume
  • Presence
  • Depth
  • Selectable for 4-, 8-, or 16-ohm cabs
  • High- and low-gain ins

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SoldanoAvenger Amplifier Head
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

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5.0

If you need this one thing

By tom682

from Mesquite, TX

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Super Expensive

Best Uses

  • Professional Recording

Comments about Soldano Avenger Amplifier Head:

This amp does one thing perfectly. It humiliated my Marsahll tube amp (TSL 122C). The cutting, bright, perfect tone rocks my recordings. I subsequently ordered the Soldano SLO-100 because that's the big brother amp, right? I was led to believe that the SLO100 can do what the Avenger does. By a side by side comparison, I could never dial in the Avenger tone on the SLO100. I sent that SLO-100 back and adore my Avenger even more now. No effects loop, that's what you want. I love this amp and I bet you will, too.

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5.0

AMAZING TONE!!!!!!

By Nate-B391B

from Louisiana

Comments about Soldano Avenger Amplifier Head:

This amp is IT for me. Single channel, no effects loop. it sounds like a 2203 on steriods. Ive gone through JCM800s, Stilettos, Dual Recs, ETC. None of them sounded nearly as good as this amp. Its Heavy but extremely clear at the same time. The tone fits my Hardcore/Doom band very good, but my friend also uses its in his blues band.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Amp I've Owned!!

By Soldano42

from Las Vegas

Comments about Soldano Avenger Amplifier Head:

This amp is truly amazing. You can get a ton of tones out of this thing, and its as simple as can be. I play in a hardcore style band so this amp was a perfect choice for me due to the fact that I don't switch channels. To get cleaner style tones I just roll back the volume on my guitar. I run a Gibson LP with a TS808 through it and out into an Orange cab and it just cant get any better. THIS AMP IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better than I hoped it would be

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Soldano Avenger Amplifier Head:

It's been about 5 1/2 months since I got this beast, and I keep enjoying it more and more as the weeks go by. I got it mostly for the chugg this thig can generate, I used to love scooping my mids. But the more I dialed in my mids and learned where to place the pre-amp the better this thing actually sounded. I really had to hold out ton a review for sometime, since i didn't want to gush over it after having for only 2 weeks. It's a well balanced amp that is great for Heavy sounding music, it cleans up pretty well too with the roll of the volume nob. It's also great for classic rock as well when it's dimed back a bit. The Low Imput is especially great for cleans to mild distortion, but works very well with pedals too. But that's not wht I use it for. I dial the pre-amp to 6, bass at 7, mids at 8, treble at 7, presence at 3, depth at 5, and Master Vol at no more than 2.5 for now. Did I say that this amp is loud as hell :-), well it is. I also just updated to a Vader 2x15 cab and it sounds sweet for heavy metal now.

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5.0

Wow! This is tone!

By WB

from Redding, California

Comments about Soldano Avenger Amplifier Head:

I bought this after 5 minutes of demoing. Just a fantastic no frills amp. 1 channel, 2 completely different inputs that are both quite usable. High input, hard crunch to modern hard rock. Low input, bluesy swagger and good for some slight breakup cleans. My buddie was getting some great Jerry Cantrell tone out of it the other night. I have noticed that it's a pretty honest amp for tone. For what I do that is very important!It is now a staple here at my shop for testing out the pups I make. Good on ya Mike Soldano and company!

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5.0

thest single channel amp period

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Soldano Avenger Amplifier Head:

I have been using SOLDANO amps since 1992. I still have ny HR50 which I bought in 92/93. I actuualy chose the AVENGER over theSLO. My HR50 sounds very similar to the SLO. The AVENGER is a "modern" version of the SLO. Well a single channel version. SOLDANO amps have proven themselves to be worthy of the price the carry. In both construction and tone. The avenger can deliver any aggressive sound you want. The depthmod gives you a manageable extra low end for that modern sound and when it is turned down it is stil a hard driven amp...Coupled wih the soldano stock 4x12 is a match made in heaven. SOLDANO amps give me "MY" sound, the amp is responsive to all of my picking and playing nuances it is very articulate while still being aggressive. I only use a crybaby sometimes with this amp. If you are a strat player you may want to try the SLO first. I would try both the AVENGER and the SLO side by side. Thats wat I did I couldnt stop playin the AVENGER.

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5.0

Killer Avenger

By J Dunegan

from Dallas area

Comments about Soldano Avenger Amplifier Head:

I bought this amp about 4 months ago and I just love it. I've had the chance to crank it up while jamming with my drummer; he asked me to crank it up to 8 and we just had the greatest laugh....we couldn't hear one beat of his drums it was so loud. If you want killer tone, pure crunch and sustain, this is the amp. I've tried it with a Mesa Boogie 4x12 with V30 speakers and a Soldano 4x12 with Eminence Legend speakers and I was quite pleased with the tone. I can't wait to buy another Avenger head for stereo.

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5.0

One of the Best out there....

By surfer67

from USA

Comments about Soldano Avenger Amplifier Head:

I have been playing guitar for 25 years now. I have bought, sold, traded almost every amp, cab, guitar, etc out there. I have spent more money then I care to discuss, or even think about for that matter, because If I really new, I would probably get really sick. Anyway, on with the review for this Soldan Avenger head. After owning, playing and trying out many different style, brand of amps out there, I came full circle to Soldano again. Why, becasue to my ear, anf for my style of playing, nothing comes close to the sound that is in my head. The Soldano delivers. It has a nice, tight, compressed sound that I cant seem to leave. I love it. I play alot of 80's Hair Band style music, and the Soldano Avenger EXCELS in the TONE. Nothing else I have played or found grabs me like that. I tried to find other amps, in search of something better, but I could not. After spending countless hrs, lots of money, and totally wasting my time, and everyone elses, I am back to the Soldano, and I am glad I am back. Nothing else has THAT TONE for me, NOTHING. Welcome home again. Thank you Soldano.....

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5.0

rocknroll

By iloverocknroll

from north little rock, AR

Comments about Soldano Avenger Amplifier Head:

This amp has the guts for glory. Never played a better sounding amp for what it does. Both inputs are usable and very different. Every knob does its job well. Responsive tone. Killer tone.

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4.0

Great overdrive

By TundraSlug

from Green Bay, WI

Comments about Soldano Avenger Amplifier Head:

Lots of bottom. Overdrive isn't to muddy nor does it sound like another version of some other competitors amp.

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