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.