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Soldano SLO 100 Clone

“Soldano” SLO 100 clone building process.

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€
  • Tubes
    • 4 x 6L6 : 70€
    • 5 x 12AX7 60€

Total: 673€

Aluminium Chassis

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.

 Parts

Most of the parts arrived home. I order parts from Banzai Music(DE). I choose this web store because, they have all the parts that I want on one place.
slo-100-parts

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 🙂

SLO100-1

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.

 


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