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First reaction to update (for me)
by mcolquitt on 2012-10-16 13:30:50

Awesome!! The sounds of the new SLO amps are a real added boost to what was already an awesome effects system.

Here is my first new tone from the SLO

http://line6.com/customtone/tone/221195/



Re: First reaction to update (for me)
by scottyo78 on 2012-10-16 17:37:04

Freaking nice... It's good to hear some "positive" comments instead of (so much of) the whinning!

I've downloaded your tone and will try it 2nite when I get home.

I've had my HD500 for 2 weeks (POD XTL before that) and I'm loving it!

Thanks for the comments and tone!



Re: First reaction to update (for me)
by meambobbo on 2012-10-16 20:33:48

here's mine

http://soundcloud.com/meambobbo/vai-slo

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Re: First reaction to update (for me)
by cgtrox on 2012-10-16 20:58:38

Nice bobbo! I updated my POD HD Pro, bean and BOTH HD Edits in less than 15 minutes! Too late to play, going to bed. Going to crank it tomorrow!!!!

cgtrox



Re: First reaction to update (for me)
by toneman2121 on 2012-10-16 21:03:28

niiiiice



Re: First reaction to update (for me)
by toneman2121 on 2012-10-16 21:04:48

wake'em up, you waited long enough



Re: First reaction to update (for me)
by cgtrox on 2012-10-16 21:08:34

LOL! I really want to, but beddy bye boze time..ZZZZzzzzz.

cgtrox



Re: First reaction to update (for me)
by steele666 on 2012-10-17 15:52:54

im actually mega disappointed in the slo, it doesnt matter which cab i go through it just seems way to boomy/bassy and not enough drive. i threw a tube screamer in front of it and eqd the crap out of it and to no avail. I really like the doom model though



Re: First reaction to update (for me)
by scottyo78 on 2012-10-17 17:12:41

What varied opinions we all have about the SLO models.

I tried all 3 and I thought they were pretty good... especially the "clean".

But I don't have a real Soldano either to use in comparing against the new HD500 models... hmm... how many of us do?

I know what I like in a guitar tone and I can take 70% of the models and tweek them to make them really good for my use.

That's my philosophy, take what you're given and 'make it your own'.

But in contrast, if I had to sit down in a room and take a "taste (hear) test" I doubt I could tell an Uber from the Dual or the JCM from the Park.

Kind of like beer, I can barely tell an IPA from a Lager, from an Ale but I know what tastes good to me.



Re: First reaction to update (for me)
by toneman2121 on 2012-10-17 19:14:58

scottyo78 wrote:

What varied opinions we all have about the SLO models.

I tried all 3 and I thought they were pretty good... especially the "clean".

i'm likin' the clean also and let's not forget the epic



Re: First reaction to update (for me)
by GibsonSG0005 on 2012-10-17 19:41:34

I ran the SLO through my DT25 and found it to have plenty of distortion. The factory settings for the amp sounded pretty good, I just had to adjust the volume. I threw a tube screamer in front of it just for the heck of it and it was really over the top. I love the Soldano. It's a perfect balance for me.



Re: First reaction to update (for me)
by Texxxxx on 2012-10-18 08:03:41

The SLO Crunch and OD are great, but the Clean is ridiculously low in output.



Re: First reaction to update (for me)
by meambobbo on 2012-10-18 12:34:28

the SLO overdrive EQ controls are very mild.  I'd use EQ effects to really dial in your sound.  The amp's EQ controls tend to change the tone a bit.  I like to keep everything relatively close to 50% - maybe boost mids and treble a tad.

Not enough gain...that's just crazy.  Did you set a Distortion effect with 100% output?  There's way more than enough gain using a boost as such.  I find just using a Line 6 Drive with everything at 50% but 0% Drive and 100% output gives a great tone.  Boost Treble to add more sizzling harmonics.



Re: First reaction to update (for me)
by joel_brown on 2012-10-18 14:26:09

I'm more than happy with the Soldano.  So far it's been the only amp I have NOT had to tweak to have a great sound.  I reduced the Res Level just a tiny amount and Increased the drive on the SLO Overdrive Pre and it blows away everything else I'd tried or done.

Big thanks to the Line6 guys.



Re: First reaction to update (for me)
by brue58ski on 2012-10-18 17:59:53

If what you said about beer is true then you ain't drinking the right IPA, Lager, Ale.



Re: First reaction to update (for me)
by stevem48048 on 2012-10-18 20:32:58

Dude, I'm a METAL head of the fiercest kind, And the SLO will dial in more gain than i could ever use for my stuff.

I think my heaviest patch, the drive is on 60. If i add more than that it sounds like a nasty fart . Pardon my lack of a better word lol



Re: First reaction to update (for me)
by ciadude2 on 2012-10-18 20:39:33

For the hell of it I combined the Epic and Doom amps and mucked around with the mics on each - found an awesome melodic death metal tone within 2 minutes of the patch being there.

Also really digging what I've heard from the SLO Crunch. Haven't tried out the other two new ones yet.



Re: First reaction to update (for me)
by stevem48048 on 2012-10-18 20:41:17

You are 100% correct friend, These amp models are to die for . Although i must say , IMO , The Treadplate in these are extremely versitile.

But you do have to tinker with them but they are very flexable. The SLO , EPIC , and DOOM are just Insanely wonderful ...



Re: First reaction to update (for me)
by stevem48048 on 2012-10-18 20:42:44

I'd love to hear them bro , Will you post them ? Please ...




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