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"The amp responds well to changes in guitar volume, making it easy to go from a grinding rhythm tone to a furiously overdriven lead sound"
--Guitar Player Magazine
 
Sommatone Slick-18

Designed exclusively for Earl Slick, David Bowie's guitarist, the Sommatone Slick-18 is a straight up “Class A” rock “n” roll machine. No overdrive pedal required with this amp! The Slick-18 is extremely responsive and touch sensitive - go from clean to dirty by adjusting your guitar's volume and pick attack. And don't let the name confuse you; the Slick-18 is not an 18-watt knock off!

Construction, Components & Features

The Slick-18 amplifiers are handmade and constructed using a tag board with point-to-point wiring. All components are the highest quality and tested for consistency and reliability.

  • 14 Gauge Aluminum Chassis
  • Stainless Steel hardware
  • 5AR4/GZ34 Rectifier
  • Pair of EL-84's
  • Three 12AX7's
  • F&T and Sprague electrolytic capacitors
  • Silver-plated Teflon wire
  • Carbon film and metal film resistors
  • Tubular Polypropylene signal capacitors

Controls

  • High & Low Gain Inputs
  • Volume control
  • Tone controls: treble, middle & bass
  • Innovative presence control (settings from warm & smooth to chimey & edgy)
  • Impedance selector 4,8 and 16 ohm
  • Main and extension speaker jacks

Cabinets

  • 13-ply birch cabinets with Celestion speakers
  • Available in head and 1X12 combo
  • Open back 2X12 extension cabinet

Dimensions

  • Head: H=8” W=20” D=8 1/4”
  • 1X12 combo: H=20" W=24" D=9"
  • 2X10 combo: H=20" W=24" D=9"
  • 1X12 open back: H=20" W=24" D=9"
  • 2X12 open back: H=20" W=26" D=10 3/4"

Pricing

  • Head $1350
  • 1X12 combo $1650
  • 2X10 combo $1750
  • 1X12 extension cabinet $575
  • 2X12 extension cabinet $680
  • $75 up-charge for custom tolex & grill

Ordering

 



Earl Slick's Slick-18 Head w/Orange Tolex

Slick-18 Head w/Standard Tolex

Slick-18 1x12 Combo w/Standard Tolex & Grill

Video from the NY Amp Show of the Slick-18

 

Sound Samples
Clip Guitar, Pickups & Settings Player
Little Wing 73' Reissue Strat w/Fralin Vintage Hot Pickups Jimmy Somma
Clean to Dirty 73' Reissue Strat w/Fralin Vintage Hot Pickups (guitar volume on 5 then on 10 Jimmy Somma
Overdriven Solo PRS SE w/Duncan Seth Lover Humbuckers (bridge pickup) Jimmy Somma
Crunchy Rock Gibson Les Paul (bridge pickup) Jimmy Somma
Slide Guitar Danelectro U3 (bridge and middle pickups) Jimmy Somma
It Had To Rain 73' Reissue Strat w/Fralin Vintage Hot Pickups (bridge & middle pickup) Jimmy Somma
w/Busterman



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