Mike Soldano retiring

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by matt3310, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Bucksears

    Bucksears Silver Supporting Member

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    Good news, as far as I'm concerned.
     
  2. 6L6wreck

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    Avi owned the B-52 amp line. Interesting he has Soldano now. Ive got his email somewhere. Anybody know anything about models & price points yet or too early ?
     
  3. sickboy79

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    Agree.
     
  4. sw686blue

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    This is fantastic news. I've admired Mike and his amps since the 80s. I've always wanted a SLO, but never got one. Now, I'll be very happy to have a Hot Rod 25.
     
  5. Jecht

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    Is there any news about this acquisition online yet or is it just word of mouth? It seems too good to be true. lol
     
  6. nevusofota

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    What’s your source?
     
  7. RAG7890

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    Avi owns BAD & he's definitely done a deal with Michael Soldano, just like he's done a deal with the other Brands he owns / is manufacturing etc. That's a lock.

    http://www.boutiqueampsdistribution.com/
     
  8. 6L6wreck

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    Wonder if Dave Friedman will be Lead Engineer in charge of SLO design tweaks. :cool:

    Seriously tho if the SLO is still $4500 im out of the race.
     
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  9. nevusofota

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    Just curious as to how you know “...he’s definitely done a deal with Michael Soldano,...”.
     
  10. technomancer

    technomancer Supporting Member

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    I think you mean Bruce Egnater
     
  11. Jim S

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    Nope i meant Dave.
    I know Dave worked with Bruce years ago.
    Ive heard nothing but complaints about the SLO loop for years.
    Likely a few other things could be tweaked like a 1/2 power switch and other stuff.
    I would like an SLO with EL-34's.
     
  13. technomancer

    technomancer Supporting Member

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    You should do more research on that...
     
  14. 6L6wreck

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    I would bet BAD isn't going to change the SLO by much if at all.
    Seems Mike would have a say in that as part of the deal.
     
  15. Jim S

    Jim S Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    LOOP: concur

    1/2 POWER: it's an option. Personally I think it's usefulness on tubes amps is minimal. Only a few db in reduction...not worth it IMHO.

    EL34s: TONETALK video Dave Friedman laments the lack of QC for those tubes. Unlike the 5881s.
     
  16. 6L6wreck

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    I used the SED =C='s til they were extinct. Been using the Tungsol EL-34B's with great success 5 years now. Everything SED were & more IMO.
    Sino/TAD makes okay EL-34's too. I wouldn't have problems getting tubes short term.
    Dave used JJ a long time. I never liked them for the reasons he eventually dumped them.
     
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  17. Sirloin

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    He has no source. They also produce the scourge of tube amps, Morgan.
     
  18. Bluesful

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    Not even BBQ?
     
  19. BrentSP

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    We have a winner. I knew you guys would make some phone calls and figure it out. I was told in confidence so I couldn’t say who. Like I said Soldano and company is in good hands.
     
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  20. BrentSP

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    I agree I think he’s going to leave the legendary SLO alone BUT may expand.
     

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