Those pics were of a modded Bruno not a factory model.Coustfan'01 said:Aren't they very expansive and overrated ? Someone posted gutpics at harmony central a while ago , and they did look badly put together .
Edit : Here's the link... at the bottom of the page .
so just by reading your tone description.. it's a SLO100 revoiced and rebadged lol. before the flaming begins, i am making a huuuge generaliziation here, and since i know nothing of Bruno Amps i dont even know if they went off the SLO100 design. but I believe mesa did.I have a Bruno 'Leadman 100'. The best way to describe its tone is to think of the tone of a Soldano SLO with the gain from a Dual Recto, but remove the typical Mesa 'nasal' quality, and add much more note definition and clarity. With the pre set at around 10 o'clock, you've got gobs of gain, yet the note definition is unbelievable. Every nuance of your pick attack can be heard. I sold my 2 Mesas (Lonestar and .50 Caliber) after I spent some time with my Bruno. It's only 1 channel with 2 inputs. No effects loop, no reverb and quite frankly, I don't miss either. I play through it completely bone dry and I just love it's tone. Even though it's only 1 channel, it does clean up well when using the 'Lo' input. You're not gonna get 'Fender'-clean, but it's still decent. Sooner or later, I'll get off my rump and post some soundbytes online.
You may not have heard of this model because I think there were less than 5 made. I emailed the Bruno rep (Ultrasound in NYC) to ask about this, and he promptly emailed me back and said there were less than a handful made. I think the Leadman 60 (60-watt version) can still be ordered.
I guess thinking of it as a revoiced/rebadged SLO100 is legit. One difference though is I don't believe the SLOs are point to point, whereas the Brunos are. I believe Bruno started off using Dumble designs as a starting point - although I'm not sure if that's how this amp was designed.so just by reading your tone description.. it's a SLO100 revoiced and rebadged lol. before the flaming begins, i am making a huuuge generaliziation here, and since i know nothing of Bruno Amps i dont even know if they went off the SLO100 design. but I believe mesa did.
and how exactly is a mesa nasally...? i need to ask about that one, because that's not my experience.
sounds like an interesting amp - what's the price? a SLO100 is $3500 lol