Soldano SLO (Super Lead Overdrive) clone
Costs and expences
- Aluminium chassis: 20€
- InMadOut tranformers:
- TASLO100: 84€
- TUSLO100: 77€
- CM10: 21€
- Electronic parts, knobs, tolex, wood for head, and other…: 341€
- 4 x 6L6 : 70€
- 5 x 12AX7 60€
Working with aluminium is great, it is a soft metal so the drilling holes is easy. The only issues I had, is paint job. The paint doesn’t stick on aluminium, if you don’t use primer or paint for aluminium.
It is time to make PCB boards
This is the first time I try printer transfer method, and It worked great. I use laser printer to print layout on glossy commercial paper. Then I use iron to transfer layout on copper board and “melt” paper in warm water. After that I corrected some paths because toner didn’t stick 100% on the copper board. Then I use peroxide, acid and water to make pcb.
Sloclone power and preamp PCB
Building an amp
Building Head Cabinet
Completed amp 🙂
Sloclone take II
I wasn’t 100% happy with the cosmetics on my slo-clone, so I start to build new one. I took parts from the old one, and install it to the new stainless steel chassis. This stainless steel chassis was drawn in auto-cad and cut from steel with CNC machine. I also find company who make me a “paint” jobs for controles.
I also decided to make two usable mods: solo boost and footswitchable fx-loop mod.
SloClone Footswitchable fx-loop Mod
I use external 9V adapter on my pedal board to control relay from my three switch foot controller.
Footswitchable solo boost
I use one alpha 250k “solo volume” pot and relay, which switches from master volume to solo volume.