Guitars

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Memphis Les Paul

Memphis Les Paul

According to Guns and Roses guitarist Slash, his first guitar was a Memphis L... more

Needs Improvement Explorer Copy

Explorer Copy

A cheap Gibson Explorer natural copy was also one the first owned Slash guitar. more

Needs Review B.C. Rich Mockingbird

B.C. Rich Mockingbird

One of the first guitars Slash ever owned was a B.C. Rich Mockingbird. "A lat... more

Needs Review B.C. Rich Warlock Widow

B.C. Rich Warlock Widow

A B.C. Rich Warlock was one of the first Slash guitars as well which he used ... more

Amplifiers

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Marshall 1959T Super Tremolo

Marshall 1959T Super Tremolo

There is endless of speculation about the exact Marshall that was used for th... more

Marshall Silver Jubilee 25/55 100W Amp Head

Marshall Silver Jubilee 25/55 100W Amp Head

The Jubilee head was released in 1987 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Ma... more

Marshall JCM 2555 Slash Signature

Marshall JCM 2555 Slash Signature

First Marshall amp to bear the signature of an artist, the Marshall JCM Slash... more

Marshall AFD100 Slash Signature

Marshall AFD100 Slash Signature

The Marshall AFD100 is Slash's signature head designed to replicate the amp S... more

Effects Pedals

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Celestion Vintage 30

Celestion Vintage 30

Slash uses Celestion Vintage 30s in his speaker cabinets. more

Needs Improvement Celestion G12M Greenback 12" 25-Watt Speaker 8 Ohm

Celestion G12M Greenback 12" 25-Watt Speaker 8 Ohm

Slash uses Celestion G12M Greenbacks too in his cabinets. more

Dunlop Cry Baby DCR-2SR Rack Module

Dunlop Cry Baby DCR-2SR Rack Module

Slash uses a Dunlop Cry Baby DCR-2SR Rack Module. more

Needs Improvement Dunlop 535Q Cry Baby Multi-Wah

Dunlop 535Q Cry Baby Multi-Wah

Slash uses a Dunlop CryBaby 535Q. more

Bass Guitars

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Fender Bass VI

Fender Bass VI

In photo #10 of this slideshow we can see Slash's Red 1965 Fender IV Bass. ... more

Fender Precision Bass

Fender Precision Bass

In this pictures, we can see Slash playing Fender Precision Bass. more

Software Plugins and VSTs

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Needs Review IK Multimedia  AmpliTube 4

IK Multimedia AmpliTube 4

Se ve que esta usando su biblioteca de efectos y amplificadores more

Studio Equipment

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Music Accessories

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Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Pickups

Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Pickups

Almost all of Slash Les Paul are equipped with Seymour Duncan Alnico 2 Pro pi... more

Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Slash Signature Pickup

Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Slash Signature Pickup

"Alnico 2 Pro are medium to low output pickups. So, they're really gruff inst... more

Needs Review Dunlop Tortex Slash Picks

Dunlop Tortex Slash Picks

Slash guitar picks are made from Dunlop Purple Tortex 1.14 mm. more

Fishman Matrix Infinity Pickup and Preamp System

Fishman Matrix Infinity Pickup and Preamp System

According to Fishman Slash is using this pickup on acoustics. more

Microphones

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Shure SM57 Dynamic Instrument Microphone

Shure SM57 Dynamic Instrument Microphone

This mic is used by Slash with his Talkbox, at 0:11 more

Needs Review Shure KSM313 Ribbon Microphone

Shure KSM313 Ribbon Microphone

This article states all the mics slash was using with SMKC before their first... more

Cables

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Monster Studio Pro 1000 Cables

Monster Studio Pro 1000 Cables

"A lot of times, a high gain amp can be a big antenna for noise. With Monster... more

Strings

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Ernie Ball 2242 Power Slinky RPS 11 Electric Guitar Strings

Ernie Ball 2242 Power Slinky RPS 11 Electric Guit...

Slash mainly uses Ernie Ball Power Slinky RPS 11-48 strings. "Ernie Balls hav... more

Completely Incorrect Ernie Ball 2721 Cobalt Slinky .10-.46

Ernie Ball 2721 Cobalt Slinky .10-.46

"The first thing I notice when you put them on is that they have an entirely ... more

Ernie Ball Cobalt Power Slinky Strings

Ernie Ball Cobalt Power Slinky Strings

Ernie Ball Cobalt Strings sound and feel better than anything I've ever playe... more

Ernie Ball Paradigm Electric Guitar Strings .11-.48

Ernie Ball Paradigm Electric Guitar Strings .11-.48

Slash and Adam Day talk about the Ernie Ball Paradigm strings in this video a... more

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Gear Guides

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Mason Hoberg

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Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated February 2020

11 Best Distortion Pedals for Guitar: Metal, Classic Rock, and Beyond

Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated March 2020

13 Best Reverb Pedals for Guitar

Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated March 2020

Were you to ask the casual rock fan to name three things that Slash is famous for, the replies would inevitably include his hat and flowing locks, his epic guitar solos and his large collection of guitars, which numbered in excess of 100 when last counted. Slash himself has stated his preferred make is the Gibson Les Paul, and he has created 13 signature models with Gibson. Indeed, his most famous work on record has been achieved using Gibson's finest.

Slash used a 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard during the recording of Guns 'N' Roses seminal "Appetite For Destruction." The curly-haired ax-man becoming so enamored that he used it on every GNR and Velvet Revolver record afterward. He usually, but not always, switched to the 1988 model during live shows, declaring it to be "the guitar (he) was always drawn back to." He was also especially fond of the 1991 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop in later shows, having Gibson customize a model for him that allowed him to "tone down while maintaining peak volume and presence."

Slash has always been a keen experimentalist in the studio and tried out many different types of pickup, from DiMarzios to Bill Lawrence. When recording "Appetite For Destruction," he used the Seymour Duncan Alnico II model, stating that "they have a nice crystal clear sound, but they also have just enough output so I can play the really heavy stuff without being overly saturated."

In his choice of amps, Slash is a dedicated user of Marshall products. At one point during the Guns 'N' Roses era, he attempted to steal a rented '70s-edition Marshall 1959 after falling in love with it. The failure of such a cheeky move didn't sour his love affair with Marshall, given that he used Vox AC30, Fender tube amps and the Marshall Vintage Modern 2466 amp during the recording of the two Velvet Revolver records. The love affair continued into his solo career, where he used the Marshall JCM 800 and his favorite Marshall AFD100 amp on his world tour.

As one of the most talented and instantly recognizable guitarists of all time, Slash built his career on a bedrock of consistency. This is perfectly illustrated by his dedication to the choices he made in guitar and amp manufacturers and is a lesson to any wannabes looking to match his career. To create such intricate, bombastic solos, you first need to be able to trust your gear.