Marshall vintage sv20c slash tone

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  1. Ori

    Ori New Member

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    Hey guys, is it possible to achieve his tone with this amp? The appetite for destruction or uyi tone. I have the amp with an attenuator a dd3 delay and a reverb effect, tried to tweak the amp eq but something is always missing, its either too bassy or trebely... What do you guys recommend?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    JacksonCharvelAddict Well-Known Member

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    You should be able to get reasonably close with that amp. You have the same delay he uses too. What type of guitar and pickups are you using? I find that the pickups in my guitars are too hot for a good slash sound. I am not sure how gainy the sv20 is but if it is more on the plexi side you may need to boost it. Slash used JCM800s that were modified for more gain. The studio vintage has less gain than a stock jcm800 so you will likely need a boost or two.
     
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  3. Ori

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    Im using gibson's les paul studio with it stock humbucker.
    The sound is great but not as thick as slash's.
     
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    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Maybe a boost or OD pedal might help.
     
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    I would get a 7 or 10 band eq and set it for an inverse V and then fine tune from there. You need snarley mids. If you have a crybaby you can also cock it on and use it to try and get that sound.
     
  6. Shane Stevenson

    Shane Stevenson Well-Known Member

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    - Set ALL knobs to 12 o’clock noon on your SV
    - get a cheap mini Tubescreamer ($79) and set tone knobs to 2 o’clock, gain to zero
    - use a touch of your delay, not too much
    - use your bridge pickup
    - drop your tuning to a half step down

    This won’t get Slash’s exact tone but it’s enough to fake it. You need to buy a tubescreamer for that amp anyway. I use 3.
     
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    Low output pickups are a big part of his tone. I have the V20H and Slash sig Duncans in my Les Paul, and it's pretty easy to get close with this setup. Add a GE-7 in front for some light boosting and tone shaping, a touch of reverb (Slash is more verb than delay, he in fact pretty much only uses delay on Welcome To The Jungle) and you'll be there.
    Eb tuning as well indeed, makes a difference.
    Then there's the hard part: channel his playing and touch ;)
     
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    marshallmellowed Well-Known Member

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    He also uses his neck position humbucker a lot for leads, depending on which specific tone you're trying to get (lead or rhythm).
     
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    What speakers?
     
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    MaskingApathy Well-Known Member

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    Honestly the fastest way to get that tone is with the Jubilee, just saying.
     
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    I couldnt get close enough with an sv20 so bought one of these bad boys, nails the slash tone perfectly for me, I had a slash SL5 which was a 5 watt 1x12 with a v30 and that was more than loud enough and great, regret selling it but i doubled my money on it in the end
     
  12. Ori

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    Would rolling the pedal gain to zero will reduce the amp od too? Thats what happend when i try it with the maxon od9..
     
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    Michael Vilogi New Member

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    low output pickups and a good modded marshall both great ideas
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    :welcome: To the forum
    You should get really close with the tone you’re after, with the suggestions above.
    Cheers
    Mitch
     

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