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    The Soldano!
    Why? because they sound real natural.
    Problem, they are inconsistant, (from what I hear!)

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    I've owned both a 5150 and a Soldano Hot Rod 50+ and there is no comparison. The Soldano is the better amp. They are made better and are more versitile and they sound great. However. . .they do not give your that "old" Marshall sound, so if that's what you like don't get the soldano. By the way, the 5150 doesn't give you that sound either. I highly recommend saving some cash and getting a Marshall JMP 50 or 100 watt from the mid 1970s. Trust me.

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    Soldano vs a 5150? Oh the Soldano wins easily, but for crunch, I still think the 5150 is better. Soldano is just a better amp and a sweeter sound.

    I am the anti-Marshall guy here, so like Jape Man said, look for a 70's Plexi or something if you want that sound. Personally I think every new Marshall sounds like absolute garbage, I haven't like their amps in years.

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    Thanks for the opinions guys.

    I am not trying to cop the brown sound persay.
    I just want a quality amplifier.
    I love Ed's playing, but don't need to go out of my way to sound JUST like him...

    I'll try to go out and play the Soldano and compare the 2 to my ears .....

    thanks again.....

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    If money was not the issue here, would you prefer a Soldano Hot Rod 50+/100+ or a 5150 head ???

    Reason's please....

    I have heard plenty of 5150's, but have not heard the Hot Rod +'s, but a friend swears by them.

    What do you all think about them?????

    Thanks all,

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    Actually, Brett there are no 70s Plexis. The Plexis were stopped in 1969. Then the aluminum panel Super Leads (virtually identical to a plexi, but with a metal panel instead of plexiglass) came out. . .then the JMP series. You're right though, new Marshall's suck. But, for a good solid rock guitar tone, you can't lose with an older Marshall. I have two '77 50 watt JMPs and a '71 100 watt Super Lead and they all sound different, but all incredible.

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    Yeah you're right Jape, I know they all the panels became metal in the 70's, I just always refer to them as Plexis. My bad though for the confusion.

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    I don't know the 5150s have something about them that I can't find in anything else. Especially the 5150 IIs.

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