Amt Electronics S1 Soldano
Amt Electronics S1 Soldano

S1 Soldano, Guitar Amp Simulation Pedal from Amt Electronics in the Legend Amps series.

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iamqman 04/05/2011

Amt Electronics S1 Soldano : iamqman's user review


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I know these Legendary Series pedal are supposed to be preamps used in an effects loop. This review is based off of running in front of an amp like most pedals are intended.

I know these pedals are not to be used in front of an amp but that greatly limits the pedal. Most people are going to put in front of an amp like basically all distortion boxes and this will throw people for a loop. When running in front of the tone is horrible.

- The AMT Legend Amp Series guitar pedals provide excellent dynamics, nuances, and characteristics similar to that of tube driven amplifiers.
- Tube-like range of volume control provides great sound density, playability, and power when playing at full volume and also in conjunction with your guitars volume knob.
- TRUE BYPASS. The preamps of the Legend Amp Series pedals use passive true bypass circuitry, therefore no loss of guitar signal is noticed in your pedal chain. Similar to if no pedal was there at all when bypassed.
- Features high level of output signal (+10dB in extreme position of Level knob) corresponds to the output levels similar of tube preamps. Thus, you have adjustable signal level allowing to hook up your preamp AND direct input of a power amplifier.
- Controls include LEVEL, GAIN, LOW, MID, and HIGH.
- TWO signal outputs: DIRECT AMPLIFIER OUT for guitar amplifier use and CAB SIMULATION OUT for mixer, or studio use.
- Power saving mode. When the speaker simulation output jack is not in use, the pedal automatically switches to power saving mode. Current consumption (from 9V power unit) is less than 6mА (in power saving mode it drops to 4mА).


The pedal like all the AMT units are very easy to dial in. You will find this pedal to be laid out like most amps with the usual three EQ controls, volume, and gain. Not much to get confused on here. The setup will take you about five minutes to get set up.


The sound from this pedal is terrible at best. It is thin and tinty that makes playing very unusable. If you use this pedal I hope you have a humbucker style guitar. Otherwise it will sound shrill and metallic sounding.

I don't have a favorite sound other than OFF. In the OFF position it sounds its best. Try this setting to start with and finish with it staying right there.


My overall opinion on this pedal is do not buy it unless you use it in the effects loop. If you don't have an effects loop or your loop sounds bad then there really isn't a use for this pedal.

I wouldn't recommend this pedal to anyone since there is only one use for it. The pedal is very limited and if you don't have a quality effects loop than you have a bad sounding pedal out in front of your amp at best.

At new they come in at around $130 which is high for the AMT pedals. They have better sounding pedals than this and the Extreme ll and Metalizer are just a couple to name.