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  1. #17

    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: Louisiana
    ME: PRS SEs
    MB: Squier Deluxe Active Jazz
    Rig: Mesa Mk3 Blu/Torpedo Live

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noodles View Post
    Eh, that depends on how you define "modern high gain," since I'd argue Randall Smith's cascading gain preamp was the start of that. The Mark IIc+ was out several years before the SLO.
    Wasn't the original SLO prototype a heavily-modded Mark IIB?

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  3. #18

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Somerville, Ma
    ME: Suhr Modern 7
    MA: Martin MC16-GTE
    MB: Squier 5 string P-bass
    Rig: Mark V

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noodles View Post
    Dude, you can actually listen to albums from the mid to late 80s and hear where the guitarists ditched their Marshalls for Mesas. I'm not taking away anything from Mike Soldano, but he, just like everyone else, borrowed the cascading gain circuit for his own designs. Amp design is a pretty steady progression like that. We're pretty much all playing hotrodded Fenders.
    ...which, to be fair, most Marshall guys were doing anyway by jumping the two channels of plexi marshalls, Smith was just the first (ossibly - I know Blackmore's customized marshalls had cascading gain stages James MArshall did for him in the shop, I just don't know if that was pre-Mesa) guy to move that patch cable inside the amp.
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  4. #19

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Virginia Beach, USA
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    New tone talk where Mike came on and talked about the new products for upcoming namm and such.

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  6. #20

    Join Date: Sep 2011
    Location: The Swamp
    ME: Wolfgang
    MA: Grandpas guitarz
    MB: lol
    Rig: EVH

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    In my End of Life crisis I'd love to see that 25w mini come down at least a little in price. I had a SLO years ago and didnt even really have much chances to open it up , TBH I didnt know much about how I should have used it, with the Marshalls I used a SD1 or similar box and when I bought the SLO they said you didnt need it. There was no on line forums etc, so I either used it when I jammed loud with others or I ran my Sansamp GT2 into it at home. Id like another chance with one, the LBX with the MXR 10 band is a killer of a mini rig, Im curious what a mini SLO would do.
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  7. #21

    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Location: Cph Airport
    ME: '87 Duesenberg
    Rig: MP-2 + TSR-24S + Vortex

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    So, a SLO has Mojo..
    This arrangement sounds like there will be no SloMo into the future..
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  8. #22

    Join Date: Oct 2016
    Location: Corpus Christi
    ME: LTD H7, KM6, 540SLTD
    MB: SR305E
    Rig: Helix

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    Oh man, how cool would it be to have a SLO100mh? Something that offers the 1/5/25 watt options...
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  9. #23

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Manhattan
    ME: Forshage, EBMM
    MA: Blueridge BR-40
    MB: Dingwall Afterburner
    Rig: Soldano HR25, Mark V:25

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron1 View Post
    Oh man, how cool would it be to have a SLO100mh? Something that offers the 1/5/25 watt options...
    They make the Hot Rod 25, which is great.

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  10. #24

    Join Date: Jun 2006
    Location: Earth
    ME: 02 NAMM Jackson RR
    MA: Takamine 12
    MB: Spector Euro 5
    Rig: SLO|Road King|Überschall

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    Has anyone been watching the prices on SLO100s? When Mike shut down, the used prices for them doubled.

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