The legendary Soldano SLO amp is now available in pedal form!

(Image credit: Soldano)

Mike Soldano created the Super Lead Overdrive 100-watt tube amp back in 1987 and it's remained a benchmark since because of its fantastic drive and bluesy crunch channels. Its attracted a variety of players as a result, including Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Gary Moore and Mick Mars, Warren DeMartini and George Lynch. Now its iconic tones available to even more players – as a pedal! 

The release follows the $249 mini solid state SLO head that was revealed earlier in 2022, and rather than a preamp, this is an overdrive pedal carrying the SLO DNA.

It uses the same cascading gain stages as the amp with the amp's Gain, Volume, Presence, and three-band EQ controls. It also features a side-mounted Deep voice switch to help deliver the SLO amp’s depth-knob low-end punch. 

Price is $229.99 / £229 and it's available now. Order at Andertons and Sweetwater, or more info at Soldano. 

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar in the UK. When I'm not rejigging pedalboards I'm usually thinking about rejigging pedalboards.