Slash Guitar Rig

Slash Guitar Rig and Equipment Setup Info
Slash Gibson Les Paul
Slash Appetite Les Paul Shown

Slash is best known as the former lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses.  After GNR he formed Slash’s Snakepit and then went on to co-found supergroup Velvet Revolver.  Slash owns several hundred guitars but is widely known as the Les Paul playin Top Hat wearin’ guitar god!  Aside from the usual Guns N Roses songs, take a listen to the guitar tones on “Estranged” off of Use Your Illusion,  This to me is the defination sound and tone of Slash’s Les Pauls playing through some screaming Marshall JCM800’s.

Slash’s guitars

– Gibson Les Paul Slash Custom Shop model

– Gibson 1959 Les Paul replica built by Kris Derrig (some people think that it’s a Max Baranet Les Paul replica, but it’s not) The recording Holy Grail used on all CD’s.

– Gibson 1987 Les Paul Standard with 3 piece top (Factory Second) (Slash’s main live guitar with cracked neck in 2 places; repaired)

– Gibson 1958 Les Paul replica built by Kris Derrig

– Gibson 1959 Les Paul replica built by Kris Derrig

– Gibson Standard and Custom Les Pauls

– Gibson 1957-58-59-60 Les Paul Reissue

– Gibson 2004 Signature (Velvet Revolver)

– Gibson 1963 & 1965 Melody Makers

– Gibson 1960s SG

– Gibson EDS-1275

– Gibson 1959 Flying V

– Gibson 1958 Explorer

– B.C. Rich Mockingbird (at least three signature models with active pick-up systems)

– Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar


– Ernie Ball Slinky Coated titanium R.P.S Strings gauge 11-48

– Dunlop Purple Tortex Guitar Picks (1.14 mm)

pedals and effects

– Dunlop Rack Mounted Crybaby (controlled with an Ernie Ball volume pedal for live shows)

– Rocktron Hush II CX

– DBX 166 Compressor

– Yamaha SPX 900 Multieffect

– MXR M135 Smart Gate

– MXR 10-band graphic EQ

– MXR Slash Octa/Fuzz prototype pedal

– MXR Stereo Chorus

– MXR Stereo Tremolo M159

– MXR Blue Box

– MXR Phase 90 (script version)

– Dunlop Heil Talkbox

– Dean Markley Voice Box

– Dunlop Crybaby Q Wah 95Q and Q-Zone

– MXR Boost/Overdrive MC-402 (for solos)

– Boss GE-7 (for solos)

– Boss DD-3 and DD-5 Digital Delay pedals

– Dunlop Crybaby Slash Wah SW-95

– Digital Music Corp Ground Control Switcher

– Whirlwind Multi-Selector Four channel selector

– Axess Electronics RXI Switcher / router

– Boss OC-2 Octave

– Dunlop QZ-1 Cry Baby Q Zone

– Ampeg SVT tube DI (for acoustics)

– Line 6 mod Pro Studio Modeler

– Ebtech Hum Eliminator

– Chicago Iron Octavian

– Furman Power Conditioner

– Peterson 490 Strobe Tuner

– Korg DTR-1 Rack Tuner

– Lectrosonics R400 wireless receivers

– Yamaha 1500 digital delay

– Tycobrahe Octavia

Slash’s guitar amps

– 100 watt Marshall AFD100 (Slash model head. 2010)

– Marshall Vintage 1960’s Marshall 1959 modified by Tim Caswell at SIR studios; used for the recording of Appetite for Destruction (Attempted to be stolen, but returned accidentally by a roadie)

– Marshall 2555SL Signature Head with EL-34 tubes

– Marshall JCM-800 2203 Head with 6550 tubes

– Marshall JCM 2555 Silver Jubilee (the grey/silver 25th Anniversary head from 1987 and the black edition from 1988)

– Marshall 50W Plexi model 1987 (from 1973)

– Marshall Vintage Modern 2466 with KT-66 tubes

– Marshall 1960BV 4×12 Cabinet

– 60 Watt Celestion “Vintage 30” Speakers

– Marshall 1960BX 4×12 Cabinet

– 25 Watt Celestion “Greenback” Speakers

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