Slash's amps
"The sound comes a lot more from the output of the amp as opposed to the pre amp gain. The amp's master output has to be turned up to a certain point to really get the warmth and reaction." (Adam Day)

Slash has always been associated with Marshall amps and has used various models over the years including two signature heads: the Marshall JCM 2555 Slash and the Marshall AFD100 which is supposed to capture the tone from the Appetite For Destruction era.

Marshall JMP 1959T Super Lead

Marshall JMP 1959T Super Lead
There is endless of speculation about the exact Marshall that was used for the Appetite For Destruction recording sessions. Most probably, the amp in question was a modifed Marshall 100 watts 1959T Super Lead, owned by S.I.R., a rental company in Los Angeles, and it was known as "Stock #39". The amp had been modded by Tim Caswell, who basically used the amp's unused tremolo circuit, with its additional pre-amp valve, to produce more gain. Also added to the amp was a master volume control.

Marshall JMP 1959T Super Lead (S.I.R. stock #39 modded by Tim Caswell) Marshall JMP 1959 Super Lead (S.I.R. stock #36 modded by Frank Levi) Marshall JMP 1959 Super Lead (modded by Tim Caswell)

Marshall JCM 800 2203

Marshall JCM 800 2203 amp
One of the most famous Marshall amp and one of the most representative of Marshall sound. Slash mainly played on this head during the early Guns N' Roses years.

Marshall JCM 800 2203 (S.I.R. stock #34 modded by Frank Levi) Marshall JCM 800 2203 (modded by Mike Morin) Marshall JCM 800 2203 (modded by Dave Friedman) Marshall JCM 800 2203 (several models)

Marshall JCM 2555 Silver Jubilee

Marshall JCM 2555 Silver Jubilee amp
The Jubilee head was released in 1987 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Marshall. It is heavily based on the JCM 800 of the time, featuring a very similar output section along with a new preamp. This amp is part of Slash's live gear since Guns N' Roses era.

Marshall JCM 2555SL Slash Signature

Marshall JCM 2555SL Slash Signature amp
First Marshall amp to bear the signature of an artist, the Marshall JCM Slash Signature is an authentic reissue of the classic 2555 Jubilee head that was released in 1987 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the company. Only 3,000 units of the Marshall JCM 2555SL Slash Signature amp were made from 1996 to 1997 and Slash used it for all tours ever since... >> more about this amp

Marshall Vintage Modern 2466

Marshall Vintage Modern 2466
The Marshall Vintage Modern 2466 100 watts head is an all-valve single channel amplifier with a choice of two dynamic ranges selectable by footswitch. Slash only used it with Velvet Revolver.

Marshall AFD100 Slash Signature

Marshall AFD100 Slash Signature amp
After almost 8 months of research and development, Slash and Marshall have tweaked the AFD100 enough to be the most accurate reproduction of the original amp that Slash used to record the Guns N' Roses album, Appetite For Destruction. The AFD100 was limited to 2,300 pieces worldwide (2,300 because when it cames out, it's been 23 years since the Appetite For Destruction album). Marshall also produced 100 pieces of a Special Collectors Edition hand signed by Slash himself... >> more about this amp

Magnatone SL-100 Slash Signature

Magnatone SL-100 Slash Signature amp
The Magnatone SL-100 Slash Signature is a tube amp head built to Slash demanding specifications. Based on a 100W British-style circuit, this tube amplifier head's power section is loaded with four EL34 tubes. It sports two footswitchable gain modes, enabling you to tackle pushed cleans, muscular high-gain, and everything in between. A 4-band tone stack with Presence, Bass, Mid, and Treble knobs and independent Lo and Hi Gain knobs allow to set different levels of grind... >> more about this amp


Groove tubes
1. Groove EL34 tube | 2. Groove 6550 tube | 3. Groove KT88 tube


Marshall 1960 4x12 cabinets
1. Marshall 1960AV & 1960BV 4x12 cabinets | 2. Marshall 1960AX & 1960BX 4x12 cabinets


Celestion speakers
1. Celestion Vintage 30 | 2. Celestion Greenback

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