Soldano Amps

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About Soldano Amps

Soldano Amps have come to define what a modern guitar amp should be: versatile, player-friendly, and reliable. These all-valve, hand-wired, USA-made amps were at the cutting edge of the boutique revolution.

Soldano Amps was founded by Michael Soldano in 1987 with the release of their flagship amp, the SLO100. The SLO100 has two channels - clean and overdrive. Both have become famous in their own right; the fact that they exist in the same amp is extraordinary. Modern high gain players like Mick Mars (Motley Crue), Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard) and, most notably Eddie Van Halen loved the searing, harmonic-rich tone of the overdrive channel. Non-metal players like Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton and Lou Reed loved the Soldano’s clean channel which was dynamic and responsive.

Knowing that few guitarists have a need for a 100-watt head these days, Soldano amps now make the SLO-30. Every bit as harmonically rich as its bigger brother, the Soldano SLO-30 is a more practical amp for the stage and studio needs of today.

What Makes Soldano Amps Different?

  • Searing high gain channel was a game changer for modern metal
  • Clean channel beloved by Knopfler and Clapton
  • Handwired in USA
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Soldano Amps

    Question: Who uses Soldano Amps?
    Soldano Amps have been used to a swathe of A-list guitarists including Eddie Van Halen, Prince, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Steve Lukather, Michael Landau, and Lou Reed.
    Question: Where are Soldano Amps made?
    Since 2019, Soldano Amps are manufactured by Boutique Amp Distribution in California, USA. Boutique Amp Distribution also make Friedman and Bogner amps among others. They maintain Michael Soldano’s commitment to the highest quality amps handwired in America.