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A Silver Anniversary gem with unique features and show-stopping looks.
To celebrate a quarter century of building fine guitar amps Soldano Custom Amplification has made the Hot Rod 25 tube amp head. Like their Hot Rod 50 Plus and Hot Rod 100 Plus, the preamp circuitry is based on the legendary Soldano 100W Super Lead Overdrive. The power section utilizes two 6L6 power tubes and a filter choke in the power supply–two features usually found only in higher powered amps–that enable this compact little 25-watt head to deliver much tighter bass and punchier low end than most other amps in its class.
The Hot Rod 25 also features a tube-buffered, post-master volume effects loop and effortless channel switching via foot switch between the Normal and Overdrive Channels. There are independent Preamp gain and Master Volume controls for each channel. Bass, Middle, Treble and Presence controls provide the tone shaping. A rotary Impedance selector switch allows for the use of 4, 8 or 16 ohm speaker cabinets.
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Comments about Soldano Hot Rod 25 25W 2-Channel Tube Guitar Amp Head:
This amplifier has been called a mini SLO, and that is probably a good description. the EQ and overall tone is similar to other Soldano amplifiers that I have tried. it has tons of gain on tap and even though it is only 25 lot is capable of being loud enough to play with a loud drummer. The cool thing is, even if you max out the master volume still sounds good. However, after two gigs with it, I still haven't needed to Max out the master volume. the normal channel gets crunchy rather quickly-even had a gain setting of 2, you start to get some crunch. However, you can get a very nice clean if you put the gaiin on about 1.5 and turn the master way up. If you max out the master volume, it will be quite loud and still sounded crisp and clear. I have only needed to increase the master to about 7 to play with a rather loud drummer, and the amp gets quite a bit louder between 7n and 11 on the master volume. While It sounds a lot like in SLO, it seems to have a little more of a small amp feel. It's very punchy and it gets feedback a little easier at lower volumes, but not excessively so I found it a lot of fun to play live in a small setting and be able to get feedback when I I want to. While Soldano amps are known for their high Gain tone, I love the clean sounds I can get from this amp. However I wouldn't get this amp to play clean all the time