Sola Sound

product types: 

  • solid state amplifiers
  • tube amplifiers
  • delay effects
  • flanger effects
  • fuzz effects
  • octave and pitch effects
  • overdrive and boost effects
  • phase shifter effects
  • tremolo and vibrato effects
  • wah and filter effects


Sola Sound is an effects and amplifier brand of Macaris Musical Instruments. In 1964 Larry and Joe Macari founded Sola Sounds Limited to develop a range of products made for and sold by the Macaris Musical Exchange shops, as well for distribution nationwide. The product range started with fuzz and effect pedals, but later grew to include amplifiers, mixers, spring reverbs, and microphones. Sola Sound also made Colorsound effects & amplifiers from 1967 onwards.

Source: The Tone Bender Timeline (10 November 2018)

Source: Macaris website (10 November 2018)


Macaris ltd
92-94 Charing Cross Road
WC2H 0JB London , LND
United Kingdom
London GB

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Sola sound 100w valve

I bought one of these from Macari''s in London. It was brand new,1969/70.
It was the chassis only, no case or knobs on the pots. The nylon pot shafts were full length, and had to be cut off, to suit the knobs you bought. The mains connection was hard wired. I believe it was around, £69. Still working fine 2022.