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#1
what is the best distortion/overdrive (i think he uses overdrive) that will emulate his sounds the best?
#2
possibly a BOSS DS-2. or just find out what distortion he uses.
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#4
he uses his marshall amp distortion as far as i know but i have a marshall amp and a les paul and used his recommend settings and it dosent has that uniqe tone that u can hear on his power chords
#5
you could buy a JCM800 (very close to his jubilee, or whatever he uses), a footswitch, and his settings.
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#6
surprisingly, the big muff works pretty well
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#7
I hear the JCM900 SLX is pretty similar to Slash's Jubillees but for pedals a Boss DS2 can do most things
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#8
i think the ds2 is too grunghy (?), and the big muff has nothing to do with slash's sound, its way to fuzzy
#9
Slash used his amps distortion. The pickups he uses (Duncan Alnico Pro II's) are actually really low output so be basically has to rely on turning everything up really loud to get the sound. I read in an interview everything was turned to 'around 5' on his amp, so try that?

In terms of pedals, I'd therefore suggest one of the Marshall distortion ones. Or failing that the Slash signiture crybaby has a built in distortion that should be close. That's like 180 pounds over here thow, so its a bit of an investment.

EDIT: and his power chords sound different because he tends to play them in an open position. That might sound like a contradiction in terms but just check out the tab books. I'm not too brilliant at theory so maybe I said that wrong, but have a look.
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#10
electro harmonix english muff'n pedal
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#12
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i think the ds2 is too grunghy (?), and the big muff has nothing to do with slash's sound, its way to fuzzy


Do you own one?

I do, it works great, you just need to mess with the settings.
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#14
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electro harmonix english muff'n pedal

Ive heard that pedal and I think turned up itd sound pretty good.
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#15
^^ he means open position by playing a chord like c - 01023x instead of a c power chord - xx553x
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#16
thats not what i mean, when he does open like welcome to the jungle and when he does power chords (that the rhythm but its the same tone)at november rain it has that uniqe roar that i can find in no piece of equipment ive heard
#17
if you have high out put humbuckers that can make it harder. And DONT get the wah for the distortion, it sucks. Im looking for the same thign and the best i can find is the Marshall Jackhammer pedal. Its passive bypass so it kinda helps if you have hott humbuckers, and i have had pretty good sucess with it. Plus its only 70 bucks and its built like a rock
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#18
You cannot emulate an amp with a pedal

Slash doesn't use a distortion, overdrive or whatever pedal, at all. Also most of his tone comes from his fingers. Try playing through his rig and improvising over November Rain and see how much you can sound like Slash.
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#19
o ya. i ment to add that. The only pedals in slash's set up are a delay, and a mxr 10 band eq. he gets his distort from 3 slash sig heads. But the jackhammer does pretty well for a pedal.
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#20
I think they're talking about tone.

Tone wise, get a jcm 800.
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#21
since i cant get a new amp, i clearly asked for a pedal that will emulateas close as possible that sound, and this topic is about tone, not his style (btw i can improvise pretty well at the last solos of november rain...)
#22
^ what marshall do you have. I'm guessing you don't have a tube marshall.

also, I'd say for pedals maybe an HBE big D or power screamer.
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#23
Unless you have a JCM800 or something close to the Marshall Jubilee, you have no chance, really. As for distortion pedals to help, I can only really think of the Muff or a DS-2 or something alike. I have a DS-1, and it is not good enough to emulate his sound, so I'm not too sure if the DS-2 could either, seeing as they're both similar pedals.
#25
lol, you guys are ignoring what he said. But i have to say, pedals won't get you there.
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#26
I own the guvnor and the jackhammer. The guvnor is good. But the jackhammer has a specific switch for JCM 800.
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#27
Eh, you can always get a pod xt.
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#29
i actually thought about the govnor, i don't want to buy the jackhammer because its to similar to my boss mt-2 and i don't have a lot of money to spend.
i have a marshall MG15DFX.
btw just for curiosity what is the best amp to emulate his sound up to 50w (not gonna buy, just wanted to know)
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#30
JCM 800 or a 50w Jubilee. I think they even made a 50w version of his signiture. but im not 100% sure about htat.
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#31
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JCM 800 or a 50w Jubilee. I think they even made a 50w version of his signiture. but im not 100% sure about htat.


i couldn't find either his signature nor the 50w version in the official site, can u give me a link?
ooh i havent found the jcm either! i only found "jvm" can anyone explain to me if thats a newer (better?)version of the jcm or what
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#32
My advice would be to buy a Vox Valvetronix amp, that way you can play around with the effects and amp models before progressing onto something like a JCM
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#34
valvetronix isnt heavy enough for Slash tone. And since the Jubilee and Slash sig have been discontinued, so then arent on the official site. Go to mikesguitarsite.com and it will give you some info about Slash's exact set up.
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#35
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valvetronix isnt heavy enough for Slash tone. And since the Jubilee and Slash sig have been discontinued, so then arent on the official site. Go to mikesguitarsite.com and it will give you some info about Slash's exact set up.


I think you'll find it is. Slash's tone isnt exactly SEERING METAALLL DISTORTZORZ!11!!

The Brit stack setting would do just fine.

Plus, I think the thread starter would benefit from a modelling amp before moving onto something like a Jubilee or JCM
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#36
well i do play alot of metal 2 so i would rather the higher end of the heaviness..., ido agree with the modeling amp
woow! i just cheacked and the only the head of slash's amo is 2000$ wtf!
i was going about maximum of 450$ for everything
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#37
yeah. If you look really long and are patient, you could prolly find a 25w practice version of the Jubilee series for around $500. And i have played the valvetronix, and i didnt think it was thick or heavy enough for Velvet revolver tone, but it may be able to pull off some of the AFD stuff, but some UYI may be to heavy too.
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#38
ok

what i do to get a nice tone

i have a marshall mg250 ( cant afford a marshall tube yet)
my Les Paul, with humbuckers (quite high output which is quite hard)
Bass:6
Middle:6
contour:6
Treble :8

I have the gain on 6 and then use the knob on my guitar to lower it a bit

I also find using a dunlop wah adds a bit of edge to the sound.

im hopefully getting


some alnico II 's soon and a marshall guvnor

will update wen i do

=]
#39
look it up anywhere. slash used a marshall jcm800 head, with the amps distortion. as far as a pedal, id go with a boss od-20. it has 22 ds/od sounds, im sure it has something similiar to slashs sound. but ud still need a good amp. marshall combos go for 300 and up on ebay, stacks, probably double the price. and sweet child o' mine uses a vintage tube overdrive straight from the amp.
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