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  • Why is the Soldano SLO100 so expensive?

    I inquired about this thing today, my dealer quoted me $3900 CAD. Doesn't that seem a little ridiculous?
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    Thats too high, you can get them used in great shape for $1900 CDN, and you should be able to get it for around $3200 new, unless prices shot way up since last summer

    FWIW, I love that amp, sounds awesome, and seems to be very well built.
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    • #3
      for that price you could buy a wall of 5150's
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      • #4
        There's only one on ebay and it's at almost $3000 (with cab) already.
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        • #5
          YOu have a PRS...you can afford the SLO.
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          • #6
            YOu have a PRS...you can afford the SLO.


            not if he spent all his scratch on that PRS.
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            • #7
              Because there's alot of components inside it?







              oh wait..

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              • #8
                because, sealed pots are like $20/ a piece. oh wait, that's like a couple hundred dollars.

                nevermind.

                BTW, Mike Soldano has to eat. When you sell like 20 amps a year, the margins need to be really high.
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                • #9
                  You get lifetime warranty on them dont you?
                  acoustic rig: Larrivee D-50, Stonebridge 32SM OM, Takamine EAC48 Santa Fe, Takamine John Jorgenson, Takamine EC132S Roland AC60

                  electric rig:
                  guitars: ESP CS strat, AJC LP, Ibanez RG1570, Godin Redline1,
                  amps: Dr Z Z-28 head, Mesa F-30 head, Dr Z 2x10 convertible, Mesa Recto 2x12
                  effects: EBVPJr, Korg Pitchblack, EHX English Muff'n, Diamond Fireburst, Diamond Compressor, Barber Burn Unit EQ, Maxon Phasetone, DLS Chorus Vib, EHX SMMH, Hardwire DL8, EHX Holier Grail

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                  • #10
                    The craftsmanship put into them justifies the price IMO. Built like a tank. The traces on the PCB are crazy thick.

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                    • #11
                      You get lifetime warranty on them dont you?


                      I think it's transferable too.

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                      • #12
                        I paid 2K used for mine, I love it BUT I wouldn't pay anymore than that
                        for ANY amp. FWIW the SLO is a class act though inside and out.
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                        • #13
                          its immaculately built. mine is so cool inside, i wish it was the outside.
                          it takes a week to build one, sometimes a little more.
                          soldano builds about 250-275 pieces a year. total. mike told me that himself.
                          they have 5 guys. he said they make a moderate profit, enough to employ them. but not much.
                          the parts are hard to source. the 5 tin pre amp tube covers are 15$us each.
                          the pots are about 20 usd$$
                          the trannies ..... well!
                          anyhow,you get what you pay for.awesome amp .day after day, gig after gig.
                          the power amp tubes are perfectly matched. at least in mine. while not the best sounding, definatly the most rugged tubes out there.
                          the thing is a tank.
                          nice powder coated chassis, invisible welds
                          the list goes on..
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                          • #14
                            Yes, the SLOs are well built, but more than anything you're paying for the name and the idea of "Hey, I have the original."

                            My beef with the SLO is that Mike Soldano won't change certain things about the amp for whatever reason. I wouldn't pay $3000 for what is essentially a 1 channel amp.

                            I'd rather have one SLO than a wall of 5150s, though.
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                            • #15
                              You get what you pay for...I don't carry them but soldano is a top dog, and are one of my absolute favorites
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