Slash Silver Jubilee and Appetite Marshall mod...

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  1. Del Rei

    Del Rei Well-Known Member

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    Hey, guys!
    This is a fantastic video about Slash recording process, using Marshall AFD amp.
    Everyone here should watch it! :)

    At 01:13 Eric start talking about the modded Marshall Slash used at Appetite album. Them, he says the guys who modded the amp is now making his own amps.

    Does anyone know who is this guy....?

     
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    Tim Caswell.... Wow!
     
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    plexilespaul Well-Known Member

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    "Slash Silver Jubilee and Appetite Marshall mod..." what part of the video is the 2555 mentioned? its the afd amp and its a totally different animal!
     
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    Del Rei Well-Known Member

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    You’re right man. My mistake.
     
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    Still say there aint all that much to the Appetite For Destruction sound.
    I still do not understand the hoopla about the amplifiers he used. Its pretty much basic and can be reproduced with the minimalist of effects.
     
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    agree! not a slash fan but I admire him as a guitarist. Loved his tone in the use your illusion tour 92/3 paris/japan being aggressive yet thick/ articulate/interesting (used the 2555 jubilee at the time).
     
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    Well, as a big Slash fan (he's the reason I got so passionate about guitar and rock/hard rock), the opening chords to Nightrain are pretty much the quintessential Marshall/Les Paul tone, and his tones on Sweet Child O Mine are about about as classic LP/Marshall tones as you can get (especially the lead neck pickup tones from the first half of the song).
    Yeah, it most certainly is "pretty basic", in the sense that it IS quintessential classic rock tones and the heritage of Cream-era Clapton, Page and Perry, but it captures this in a very pure, perfect way that serves his playing and the music on the record.

    In a similar way, if you listen to the isolated tracks, EVH's tone on VH1 isn't "perfect" in the way we mean it these days (it's kinda fuzzy, not lots of low end), but it IS perfect for the album, which was such a pivotal moment in rock history, and hence something lots of people try to capture and emulate. Exactly the same as Appetite was for us teenagers in the late-80s to early 90s (I was born in 75, so AfD, then Lies, then UYI hit when I was a teenager). And more importantly, it serves, highlights and conveys Slash's playing perfectly.
    To this day, I'm still awed that Mike Clink managed to capture this classic tone (LP into Marshall into Greenback 4x12, into SM57 and Neve pre) so perfectly. It's the blueprint for classic hard rock tone basically.
     
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    My mini jube nails it pretty good. There is a couple of slash fans get his tone pretty well on You tube. I plug my EVH striped series in it sounds so good loud, does that EVH tones pretty well too.
     
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    No, I modded my 2203 clone.
     
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    Can you describe it? The clone and the mod...?
     
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    Basically A jcm800 with an added preamp tube and some component value changes
     
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    Yes, it was and is a great classic tones. That is why I have always liked it.
    I never said I did not like it. :)
     
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    The guy who modded the actual amp used on AFD was Frank Levi. He’s since passed away.
     
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    Yep, as a replica of the Caswell-modded, SIR-owned Super Tremolo that Lynch used on Under Lock And Key (which to me is another benchmark 80s rock/metal tone).
     
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    I likes the Lynch tones. :yesway::)
     
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    So Slash cabs were not loaded with Vintage 30's ? I am quite surprised at that ?
     
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    Not on AfD, according to Mike Clink (the album was recorded in late 86, V30s weren't available at the time anyway). Check this out:



    Same guy who mixed UFO's Strangers in the Night btw. if it were the only two lines on his quite impressive resume, it's be enough to make him a legend ;) And then there's Rust In peace and Slip of the Tongue...
     
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