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Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965), more widely known as Slash, is an English-American[1] guitarist best known as the former lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses and as the current lead guitarist of Velvet Revolver. Known for wearing an accentuated top hat (earning himself the nickname “The cat in the Hat”), he is regarded by some as one of the greatest guitarists of all time.

Guitars

Slash owns 80-90 guitars. Among them are the following:

* Gibson
o Les Paul Slash Custom Shop model
o 1987 Les Paul Standard with 3 piece top (Factory Second) (Slash’s main live guitar with cracked neck in 2 places; repaired)
o 1958 Les Paul replica built by Chris Derrig
o 1959 Les Paul replica built by Chris Derrig (some people think that it’s a Max Baranet Les Paul replica, but it’s not)
o Standard and Custom Les Pauls
o 1957-58-59-60 Les Paul Reissue
o 2004 Signature (Velvet Revolver)
o 1963 & 1965 Melody Makers
o 1960s SG**EDS-1275
o 1959 Flying V
o 1958 Explorer
o ES-335
o Firebird VII
o 2007 Gibson Classic Custom
o J-100
* Fender
o A Squier
o 1952 Telecaster
o 1956 Stratocaster
o 1965 Stratocaster
o 2006 JazzMaster
* Ernie Ball/Musicman
o Silhouette
* Guild
o 1999 Crossroads Doubleneck (“Godzilla”)
o 12-string Acoustic Guitar
* B.C. Rich
o Mockingbird (at least three signature models with active pick-up systems)
o 10-string Rich Bich
o Warlock
* Martin
o D-28 Acoustic Guitar
* Ramirez
o Classical guitar
* Travis Bean
o Travis Bean Electric (Used for slide guitar)
* First Act
o 2006 GarageMaster (Used in Volkswagen commercial)

Guitars used in studio for the recording of Libertad :

* 1959 Gibson Les Paul replica built by Chris Derrig
* 1960 Gibson Les Paul reissue
* Gibson Les Paul Slash Custom Shop model
* Gibson Les Paul junior
* Gretsch 6120 Brian Setzer model
* Rickenbacker 12-string
* Fender Stratocaster

In the June edition of Total Guitar, he dismisses talk of signing a deal with B.C. Rich guitars. He says that he uses them solely because of the tremolo arm and he uses his Gibsons 70% of the time. He gets sent a new one every 15 years.

Amplifiers

Slash is the first musician to own a signature amplifier created by Marshall for him.

* Marshall
o Vintage 1960’s Marshall 1959 modified by Tim Caswell at SIR studios; used for the recording of Appetite for Destruction (Attempted to be stolen, but returned accidentally by a roadie)
o 2555SL Signature Head with EL-34 tubes
o JCM-800 2203 Head with 6550 tubes
o JCM 2555 Silver Jubilee (the grey/silver 25th Anniversary head from 1987 and the black edition from 1988)
o 50W Plexi model 1987 (from 1973)
o Vintage Modern 2466 with KT-66 tubes
o 1960BV 4×12 Cabinet
+ 60 Watt Celestion “Vintage 30” Speakers
o 1960BX 4×12 Cabinet
+ 25 Watt Celestion “Greenback” Speakers
* For the recording of Velvet Revolver’s debut, he told Guitar Player magazine that he used a Vox AC30 and small Fender tube amps (for “oddball” sounds). Live, he only uses Marshalls.
* For the recording of Velvet Revolver’s second CD / Libertad, he told Total Guitar magazine that he used the new Marshall Vintage Modern 2466 amp.

Effects

* Dunlop Rack Mounted Crybaby (controlled with an Ernie Ball volume pedal for live shows)
* Rocktron Hush II CX
* DBX 166 Compressor
* Yamaha SPX 900 Multieffect
* Boss DD-5 Delay (for solos)
* MXR 10-band graphic EQ
* Dunlop Heil Talkbox
* Boss GE-7 (for solos)

Effects used in studio for the recording of Libertad :

* Dunlop Crybaby Slash Wah SW-95
* Dunlop Crybaby Q Wah 95Q and Q-Zone
* Dunlop MXR Boost/Overdrive MC-402 (for solos)
* Chicago Iron Octavian
* Dean Markley Voice Box

Other

* Strings
o Ernie Ball Slinky R.P.S gauge 11-48
* Pickups
o Seymour Duncan APH-1 Alnico II Pro
o Vintage Gibson PAF
* Picks
o Dunlop Purple Tortex (1.14 mm)
* Miscellaneous
o Shure Wireless Guitar Kit
o CAE custom switcher/router
o Peterson Strobe tuner (used by Adam Day)
o Nady 950-GT Wireless Guitar System (used in Guns N’ Roses)
o Monster cables

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