The Avenger 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head gives you pure distilled Soldano overdrive tone. Period. If you want the overdrive of the legendary SLO 100, and that’s all you want, this is the amp for you: a 50-watt head with the SLO 100 overdrive circuit, and no channel switching or effects loop to complicate things. Stripped to the bone, this simplified signal path also improves dynamic response for a punchier sound.
High and low gain input jacks provide the option of using the full SLO lead circuit or skipping the first gain stage for a darker crunch. In addition to the preamp gain, bass, middle, treble, master volume and presence controls, a depth control is included for boosting low end, and a rotary impedance selector switch allows the use of 4, 8 or 16 ohm speaker cabinets. The amp uses 5881/6L6 power tubes, like the SLO.
At Soldano Custom Amplification, they obtain the best parts available and then spend the time to carefully assemble these parts by hand to create the highest quality and most reliable guitar amplifiers possible. Their attention to detail borders on the obsessive. They don’t have an assembly line, nor do they subcontract subassemblies out to ‘developing nations’. Every amp is crafted at their shop in Seattle, and each is wired, start to finish, by one technician.