All tube it is. Thanks guys.
Honeslty that Soldano tone is like amp herion. Fortunately I have a modeller (Jamvox) that does do a pretty good approximation so I am getting a regular fix.
So the SLO-100 is better? I had heard that. The clips on youtube aren't exactly conclusive on the subject, but I don't have access to one
Does anybody have a schematic of these amps? I am not suggesting for a second that by modding an existing amp I am going to gt exactly THE tone, but it might be a fun project to try and install the a similar preamp gain stage into an existing amp.
Next question, and this is probably going to crash jemsite with every one logging on to say noooooooo, but......
Is it possible to replace a transistor pre amp circuit with a valve one?
Basically I have an old Peavey Mace VT (think Lynyrd Skynyrd) which is very loud (OMG) but doesn't have a great tone for anything but southern rock. It has a tranny preamp and tube power section. These are very well built and modable, but how far can you really go.
The other option is to get my JMP-1 modded, which I am not so gungho about.