This is THE amplifier and cabinet Michael Soldano Jr. used for the cover of the Soldano Custom Amplification catalog when the Lucky 13 was released. The serial number us: COVER AMP. The head and the cabinet are being sold as a set. Hand-signed by Michael Soldano Jr himself, and is equipped with the optional Depth knob on the back of the chassis. It came to us without the footswitch or the casters.
The head has a small ding/tear in the tolex, located directly in the center of the side of the head closest to the input jack. The top of the cabinet has some minor discoloration occurring due to a reaction with the rubber feet of the head. The back of the cabinet has minor surface scuffs in the tolex, otherwise the set is clean.
"This amplifier marks another milestone in design for our already prestigious line of vacuum tube amplifiers. The LUCKY 13 is two amplifiers in one box – a sparkling, super luscious, “vintage” sounding clean amp combined with a rich, singing, harmonic-laden, high gain amp for the best of both worlds. A footswitch is provided for effortless noise-free switching between the two channels, and both channels share the added benefit of a tube-driven spring reverb – yes that’s correct, super lush tube-driven spring reverb with INDEPENDENT controls for both channels! From super-glassy clean, reverb-drenched Surf tones to drop-dead cool “roomy” Jimmy Page sounds ala early Zeppelin – the Lucky delivers the goods! And we’re both proud and excited to offer this unprecedented amount of tonal flexibility to the discerning player. Four 5881 power tubes provide 100 watts of power. And of course, as with all SOLDANO products, the LUCKY 13 is meticulously hand-crafted and built from the finest materials available in the USA.
The LUCKY 13 features independent Bass, Middle, and Treble, and Reverb controls for each channel. Additionally, the Clean Channel offers a Volume Control, and a Bright Switch to boost its high end. This channel is designed to be clean all the way up until the power amp reaches full power and begins its warm power tube breakup. The Overdrive Channel has independent Gain and Volume Controls. Any level of gain and overdrive is available at any volume level. The Presence control is common to both channels. One 16 ohm and two 8 ohm speaker jacks are provided for easy hook up to your cabinet or cabinets."
"All SOLDANO speaker cabinets are made with top quality 13mm and 19mm thin ply Russian birch plywood and feature solid single piece construction. There are no removable back panels or baffles. All joints are glued and nailed together. The grilles are attached with velcro and pull off for easy access to the speakers. Speakers are front-loaded and the cabinet front and back are braced internally for an extremely stiff, rigid box and tight, solid bass. The corners, side handles and jack plates are all steel, not plastic. Corners are available in either nickel plate or black powder coat finish. Our standard colors are Black, Purple, Red, Orange, Navy Blue, Regency (medium) Blue, Vintage Cream, White, and Boa (black & white snakeskin print). We offer many more custom-order colors, such as metalflake sparkle Naugahydes as well. Standard grille coverings are Black, Black Sparkle, Silver, and Oxblood. As with the cabinet covering, other custom-order grille coverings are available by request. We use USA-made Eminence Legend V1216 loudspeakers in all of our cabinets. We find this is an excellent-sounding, well-balanced speaker with a voicing that compliments our amplifiers beautifully. Cabinets are also available empty should you prefer to load your own speakers.
The SOLDANO 4x12 LUCKY 13 SPEAKER CABINET is a sealed back, straight front cabinet. It has a thickened front cabinet edge to visually match the LUCKY 13. Recessed metal side handles and smooth rolling “plug-in” style casters are provided for easy lifting and moving."
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