Soldano Super Lead Overdrive Pedal review

You can now get the legendary high-gain sounds of Soldano’s Super Lead amplifier at your feet

Soldano SLO Pedal
(Image: © Future / Olly Curtis)

Guitar World Verdict

Anyone looking for a responsive pedal for quality higher gain, harmonically rich overdrive and distortion sounds will find it here.


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    Soldano sound in a pedal.

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    Great touch sensitivity.

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    Compact size.

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    Nuanced EQ options.


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Since its introduction in 1987, the Soldano Super Lead Overdrive 100-watt tube amp head has been the choice of a number of well-known players – plenty of them in the metal and hard-rock field, including Eddie Van Halen, but also the likes of Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler.

Currently, you’d be looking at paying almost four grand for a new 100-watt head and a few hundred less for the 30-watt version. But if you want some Soldano in your rig at a more amenable price, there’s now the option with this new SLO overdrive pedal, which puts the company’s signature sound on your pedalboard.

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Trevor Curwen

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.