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[4 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Slash Plays The AFD100 | 4,524 views]
Slash Plays The AFD100

So, if you’ve been following the story of the Marshall AFD100 guitar amp, you may be interested to know that Slash has finally got his mitts (and his Les Paul) on the prototype version.
The AFD100’s progress has been interesting. Since it was announced at NAMM, interested geeks have been able to follow its progress through design, construction and testing at its dedicated web site. Marshall, over at the AFD site, announced that Slash had just had a chance to play the prototype and they’ve, very kindly, videoed him doing so. …

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[3 May 2010 | Comments Off on Free Stuff: Win Slash Seymour Duncan Pickups | 3,798 views]
Free Stuff: Win Slash Seymour Duncan Pickups

Wanna sound like Slash?
Well, while you’ll just have to practise the intro to Paradise City until your fingers remember it, at least you have a chance to get your sound right.
Seymour Duncan are giving away ten sets (pairs) of the Slash Signature Humbuckers.  I actually haven’t heard these pickups in person yet but the specs are sufficient to make me feel they’re going to sound great.
They’ve got AlNiCo II magnets and are wound just slightly hot – should be enough for some nice crunch and sustain without getting that overwound …

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[19 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Eight New Pickups From Seymour Duncan | 3,673 views]
Eight New Pickups From Seymour Duncan

Seymour Duncan has announced a bundle of new pickup models for 2010 and some sound quite tasty.
Alnico II Pro Slash
This is modelled after the pickup in Slash’s main recording Les Paul.  Apparently Slash intends to use it to make his live guitars sound more like his favourite studio instrument. That sounds like a pretty good endorsement to us.
As the name suggests, this uses Alnico II magnets but it’s wound a little hotter to push a Les Paul that bit closer to Slash’s signature crunch and sustain.  Single conductor cable and …

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