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The Sunn Solos II

Started by Pepe, April 14, 2021, 09:13:02 AM

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Pepe

Has anyone tried one of these amps? I found one listed for $500 in my town and I absolutely love sunn amps, not so big on the inflated prices though..

edvard

Looks like a 2-channel FET preamp with one channel having an extra FET gain stage, mostly normal looking tone stacks, optical tremolo, spring reverb, and transformer-driven power stage with 4 2N3055s.  Doesn't sound like a bad deal, and this article from Premier Guitar 4 years ago says $400-$600, so you're in the ballpark:
https://www.premierguitar.com/trash-or-treasure-sunn-solos-ii

Schematics here:
https://forum.sunnstillshines.online/index.php?topic=4781.0

Never personally played one, but I'll bet it's damn loud, and depending on how the channels are setup, probably fairly grungy.  Probably not the greatest for modern shred metal, but it may surprise you.  Make sure you play it before buying, but you probably already knew that.

Loudthud

Man, it's been so long since I posted that schematic, I forgot about it. That's a pretty rare amp.

edvard

#3
Heh, I noticed that too, and was like "Hey, that name sounds familiar..."  8|

Sometimes I'm searching the web for a resolution to a problem and stumble across one of my own threads from 10 years ago, still asking the same question.  :lmao: