#1
Ok so obviously every person in the world who plays guitar knows sweet child o mine by guns n roses. when slash is playing the intro to it how does he get the sound he's using? it doesn't sound like distortion. i didn't know if it was because of the les paul (i tried using my epiphone but it could obviously never compare to a gibson) or what but when i play it i want it to sound as like it as possible can anyone tell me what pick up (neck or body) he is using or anything to help?
#2
are u asking which pickup or what kind?
its on neck im almost positive
i think hes uses a seymour duncan alnico 2
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#3
i think it was just a clean channel with the volume up, giving it a sparkle tone or whatever.

i always play it with distortion tho.
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#4
he's definitely on the neck pickup and i think it is light distortion.hope that helps
#5
This is what I use...


Neck pickup

Gain 4, Bass 7, Mid 6, Treble 4, Reverb 3, Presence 7



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#6
If you want to sound like slash you need to have slash's gear, simple.
#7
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Ok so obviously every person in the world who plays guitar knows sweet child o mine by guns n roses. when slash is playing the intro to it how does he get the sound he's using? it doesn't sound like distortion. i didn't know if it was because of the les paul (i tried using my epiphone but it could obviously never compare to a gibson) or what but when i play it i want it to sound as like it as possible can anyone tell me what pick up (neck or body) he is using or anything to help?


I just want to point out that Slash didn't record Appetite with a Gibson, he recorded it with a custom built guitar styled after the Gibson Les Paul.
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I just want to point out that Slash didn't record Appetite with a Gibson, he recorded it with a custom built guitar styled after the Gibson Les Paul.

are you sure? in the music video u can see several times that the headstock says gibson (not close up but enough to recognize it.) i mean u could be right he could just be using that for the music video
#9
It's fairly well-known that he recorded the album with a 1959 replica built by a luthier.
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#10
Sounds like a bit of distortion, the crunch setting on most amps should work well.
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#11
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are you sure? in the music video u can see several times that the headstock says gibson (not close up but enough to recognize it.) i mean u could be right he could just be using that for the music video


thats just a music video, the album was recorded a while before the video was, he would have had more money by then and was able to buy a gibson
#12
i play it with distortion. if you have a POD, there's a great slash tone you can get from the tone exchange place
#13
Bump up the bass, roll back the treble (or keep the treble about average, depends on your gear obviously), give the mids a tiny boost, and have just the slightest amount of overdrive (not distortion!). Provided your gear is halfway correct, you'll have Slash's tone, or thereabouts.

For Sweet Child O' Mine, most of the song is played on the neck pickup, and he doesn't dig the strings that much.
#15
I play it on a strat with a fair amount of distortion. I use the bridge pick up but roll the treble all the way back on the tone knob and can dial in a pretty good sound. Live I usually play with more distortion than on the record but it still sounds good - I find if you record it not all the distortion comes through onto tape either so it sounds a bit cleaner than it might have actually been.