Its been a Year and a Half in the Making- I Present the Closest I can Emulate Slash

david woods

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As the title says,

I have spent a year and a half saving for the right amp, (Silver Jubilee) Pedals (MXR EQ and Q Zone etc) Guitar (Slash Signature) Pickups (Slash Signature), microphones and settings to record the following.


This is 100% his current live setup rig (granted without the amp totally cranked), I would love to hear your feedback as to whether you think it was all worth it :eek:

Please be hyper critical.


November Rain Solo 3
 

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No offense intended here, but I just don't understand investing serious time, effort and money into being an imitator. You obviously have skills........why not use them to be original? Certainly we all steal a few licks/riffs from high profile professionals but weaving such thefts into our own musical vocabulary is what makes guitar playing the magical mystery tour that it is.
 

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Hey!! No offence taken whatsoever! It’s a very valid point - I think it’s pretty obvious I’m a fanboy of slash but I do have my own stuff (which has gotten some radio play etc) I don’t want to self promote too much but if you search for “Leaders and Lunatics” you’ll get my original stuff. My latest release is kind of like a mix of audioslave and slash lead, it uses the spoken words of politicians as the lyrics!
No offense intended here, but I just don't understand investing serious time, effort and money into being an imitator. You obviously have skills........why not use them to be original? Certainly we all steal a few licks/riffs from high profile professionals but weaving such thefts into our own musical vocabulary is what makes guitar playing the magical mystery tour that it is.
 

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Great job sir! You hit it. I love the challenge of chasing the tones of the icons. Usually most of those tones don't quite work for me in my own music and playing, but the way I see it, you have a rig that can do anything you want it to do. And it's a great learning experience. Fantastic setup!
How are you running the Jube?
Love the Les Paul, how do you like it? I usually steer clear of signature gear but I've heard positive things about that guitar.
 

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Great job sir! You hit it. I love the challenge of chasing the tones of the icons. Usually most of those tones don't quite work for me in my own music and playing, but the way I see it, you have a rig that can do anything you want it to do. And it's a great learning experience. Fantastic setup!
How are you running the Jube?
Love the Les Paul, how do you like it? I usually steer clear of signature gear but I've heard positive things about that guitar.
Thank you so much!! Running the Jube with exact settings I have from his live rig and an MXR Eq right on the front of the amp. LOVE the signature. Heavy as a rock and fat ass neck just the way I like it :)
 

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The funny thing is other than hearing them in NITL tour in 16, I have little personal reference to Slash’s live tone, and you have the studio recording with a different Marshall.

My thoughts are that Slash nerds may praise or pick apart your tone for what his current tone is like or against the UYI tone on the 5%-15% that the VH nerds do on Brown Sound comparisons, but the tone is very good and squares w my mind about what that solo should sound like.

IDK whether all that gear was worth the $ for the specific task mentioned compared to buying cheaper this or that, which would deliver the very tone, +/- x% deviation, but I seem to have doubts that sounding closer to Slash’s live tone was the sole motivator in spending thousands. Regardless, you spent a lot of money on gear that sounds good in your hands, which is more than can be said for some.
 

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As the title says,

I have spent a year and a half saving for the right amp, (Silver Jubilee) Pedals (MXR EQ and Q Zone etc) Guitar (Slash Signature) Pickups (Slash Signature), microphones and settings to record the following.


This is 100% his current live setup rig (granted without the amp totally cranked), I would love to hear your feedback as to whether you think it was all worth it :eek:

Please be hyper critical.


November Rain Solo


 

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As the title says,

I have spent a year and a half saving for the right amp, (Silver Jubilee) Pedals (MXR EQ and Q Zone etc) Guitar (Slash Signature) Pickups (Slash Signature), microphones and settings to record the following.


This is 100% his current live setup rig (granted without the amp totally cranked), I would love to hear your feedback as to whether you think it was all worth it :eek:

Please be hyper critical.


November Rain Solo 3
Nailed it...:yesway:
 


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