Soldano SLO Pedal

The trend of (stomp)boxing guitar amps has been gaining momentum since the turn of the decade, and the Soldano SLO Pedal is the latest release in this direction, encapsulating the sound of one of the most sought-after (and expensive) modern high-gain amps.

Based on a cascading-gain-stage circuit, the SLO (as in Super Lead Overdrive) line of amps by the Los Angeles-based builder is known and loved for its detailed and harmonically rich sound, and this pedal version accurately recreates that character in a compact case with six knobs. Early adopters include Edward Van Halen, Mark Knopfler, Mick Mars and even Lou Reed, just to mention a few superstar guitarists.

While the SLO amps have a Clean and an Overdrive channel, the pedal has only one channel voiced after the latter, with similar controls for VolumePresenceGain, and a 3-way EQ section.

The amps’ signature Depth control, which is basically a second tone knob for the low end, becomes in the pedal a Deep switch, which adds fixed extra depth to the signal.

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Soldano SLO Pedal, Builder’s Notes

The SLO-100 is famous for being one of the most detailed-sounding high-gain guitar amplifiers of all time. Until now, it’s been challenging to capture the amp’s nuanced character in a pedal format. The new Super Lead Overdrive pedal changes that, with the perfect balance of gain, sustain, and touch response the SLO is known for.

Legendary Sound
In 1987, Mike Soldano created the now legendary Super Lead Overdrive 100-watt tube head. The SLO set the standard for modern high-gain amplification and nearly four decades later, is still one of the most coveted amps in history.

The SLO’s drive channel found it backing up renowned rock guitarists like Mick Mars (Motley Crue), Warren de Martini (Ratt), and Howard Leese (Heart), while the bluesy crunch channel made the SLO the first choice for non-metal stalwarts, such as Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Warren Haynes, Gary Moore and Lou Reed, to name a few.

Cascading Gain Stages
Crafted using the same cascading gain stages as the flagship amp, the SLO pedal is the perfect way to get that signature Soldano sound on to your pedalboard. The SLO pedal front panel boasts the same controls for Gain, Volume, Presence, and a 3-band EQ as the 100-watt tube amp. The side-mounted Deep switch nails the amp’s depth-knob low-end punch. These controls take you from harmonically rich crunch to some of the most famous high-gain in history.


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To avoid damage to the pedal, DO NOT EXCEED 9V DC, do not use center pin positive adapters, and do not use AC power. Use only a 9V DC power source that is intended for guitar pedals. This pedal draws approximately 32mA at 9V.

Iconic Soldano look inspired by the legendary Super Lead Overdrive (SLO-100) amplifier. Familiar control layout with gain, volume, 3-band EQ, and presence. As well as a deep voicing select switch.

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