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    Hey all,
    Any of you like the Soldano Astroverb? I would love the SLO halfstack, far too big and loud and expensive for a casual bedroom rocker like myself. I'll have to wait until I win the lottery for that one.

    Anyway I was thinking the Astroverb might be a nice compromise, I've heard a few good sound clip online, but I was looking for some opinions...
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    I've had a couple of the Astroverbs. They're great amps for rock/country/blues. You're able to really crank them to get the power tube distortion. However, they're really not a hard rock metal amp. You can add a distortion pedal in front to boost the gain, but it's no comparison to a the SLO. The Hot Rod 50 Avenger a single channel amp with the SLO's lead channel. It will do everything and still have more left. I use one personally and it is a fantastic amp.

    If you're not needing super gain, the Astroverb will work well.
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    Hmmm, I'm a VH fan, but I think I lean a lot towards a ZZTop type of tone. What do you think? I like hi gain, but not thrash.
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    ZZ top shouldn't be a problem. The nice thing about this style of amp is the ability to drive it hard. While loud, it's much more usable than driving a 100 watt stack. Classic rock and even some 80's and 90's rock won't be difficult. The thing I found is the EL84 power tubes, to me, sound different than 6L6's/EL34's. It was hard for me to overcome the prejudice I had for my other amps.

    Again, this is a great amp and I'm not knocking it, it just isn't my main amp. If you're looking for Soldano amps, talk to Lynn at www.bluescitymusic.com
    He's a great dealer who reallyl know's Soldano's. I highly recommend him.
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