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Slash Switched to Magnatone! Now, You Can Too, with His Signature SL-100 Amp!

For the first time in over 30 years, the iconic rock guitarist of Guns N’ Roses fame has collaborated with a new amplifier company—Magnatone—to create the Slash Signature SL-100 amplifier, co-designed with longtime Magnatone engineer and amp guru, Obeid Khan.

"I used a Magnatone 50-watt M-80 in the studio earlier this year and was blown away by how it sounded,” Slash said. “Since then, I've been working with Magnatone on a 100-watt version of the M-80, and I absolutely love what they have come up with. It’s killer!”

The guitarist will perform with Magnatone amplifiers next year as Slash featuring Miles Kennedy and the Conspirators will officially kick off their international The River Is Rising-Rest of the World Tour ’24 on January 23, 2024. The global trek will visit 25 countries, and 39 cities across the globe!

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Magnatone SL-100 Slash Signature 100-watt

Voiced loosely on the Magnatone Super Fifty-Nine M-80 design that Slash began using during the Guns N Roses 2023 World Tour, the Magnatone SL-100 Slash Signature 100-watt amplifier was developed with Slash to meet the needs of his identifiable and unique style and tone, taking it to the next level with the monstrous tone, gain, and headroom Slash requires!

The inspiration for Slash to design the SL-100 was not necessarily to be an “Appetite” or SIR #39–type amplifier. Rather, the SL-100 is a whole new design that tube amp guru, Obeid Khan created through multiple modifications, based on the Super Fifty-Nine M-80.

Based on a 100-watt British-type circuit, the SL-100 features a quartet of EL-34 tubes, delivering headroom, clarity, and the grind that Slash is known for both live and in the studio. The SL-100 pre-amp comes equipped with four 12AX7/ECC83 tubes that offer two distinct gain modes enabling the player to select between LO and HI gain settings, which are accessed via the included footswitch as well as directly on the front control panel.

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Magnatone Slash Signature 100W Head Amps / Guitar Heads
Magnatone Slash Signature 100W Head Amps / Guitar Heads
Magnatone Slash Signature 100W Head Amps / Guitar Heads
Magnatone Slash Signature 100W Head Amps / Guitar Heads
Magnatone Slash Signature 100W Head Amps / Guitar Heads
Magnatone Slash Signature 100W Head Amps / Guitar Heads
Magnatone Slash Signature 100W Head Amps / Guitar Heads
Magnatone Slash Signature 100W Head Amps / Guitar Heads

Magnatone Slash Signature 100W Head

$6,839.00

The Magnatone SL-100 Slash Signature 100 watt, all tube head was developed with Slash to meet the needs of his identifiable and unique style and tone. Voiced loosely on the Magnatone Super Fifty-Nine M-80 design that Slash began using during the Guns N Roses 2023 World Tour, the SL-100 takes the M-80 to the next level with the monstrous tone, gain and headroom that Slash requires.   

Based on a 100 watt British type circuit, a quartet of EL-34 tubes deliver headroom, clarity and the grind that Slash is known for live and in the studio.  The SL-100 pre-amp used four 12AX7/ECC83 tubes that offer two distinct gain modes enabling the player to select between LO and HI gain settings. Modes are accessed via the included footswitch as well as directly on the front control panel.

The LO gain mode is voiced like a vintage Super Lead from the 1960’s with the lows fortified slightly and the icepick highs tamed for today’s music. Using a guitar with humbucker pickups and fully cranked, the low gain control will yield a medium crunch that is quite satisfying in depth and tonal quality. 

Rolling off the volume knob on your guitar allows you to easily clean up your tone expanding dynamic range and flexibility.  When playing with a guitar that has single coil pickups such as a Strat or Tele, the SL-100 accesses crisp and biting tones without harshness. Think of Jimi playing “Wind Cries Mary” with Superbass type thickness of tone. 

The HI gain mode is designed with a cascaded gain pre-amp style reminiscent of the 1980’s modded design that has been finely tuned to optimize the sound for Slash’s humbucker guitars. The gain never clouds the tone of the guitar as all good amps should allow the guitar’s voice to penetrate. Adjusting the treble control allows the highs to be boosted for guitar pick clarity without being overly harsh. 

The tone stack has been designed to clean up nicely when rolling back on the volume control on your guitar adding harmonics and range not before found in a Magnatone amp. The SL-100 is effect pedal friendly with the on board effects loop not to mention it handles boost pedals with ease. 

The inspiration for Slash to design the SL-100 was not necessarily to be an “Appetite” or SIR #39 type amplifier. The SL-100 is a whole new design that tube amp guru, Obeid Khan developed thru working on multiple modifications based on the Super Fifty-Nine M-80.

The control panel has a simple four band E.Q consists of Treble, Middle, Bass and Presence that allows you to easily dial in your voice.  The 100 watt power amp allows the EQ to have dramatic effect, clarity and focus that is paramount in the sound tweaking. Slash likes to play LOUD so turn it up for best results. Low volume settings also benefit from the headroom available, with very wide tonal variations possible. The tube buffered FX loop has been optimized for pedal level operation. 

The Master Volume control has been designed to fine tune the power you need without sacrificing any tone. (Explain more here about “post phase inverter, etc?)

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Magnatone Slash Signature 4X12 Speaker Extension Cabinet Amps / Guitar Cabinets
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Magnatone Slash Signature 4X12 Speaker Extension Cabinet Amps / Guitar Cabinets
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Magnatone Slash Signature 4X12 Speaker Extension Cabinet Amps / Guitar Cabinets
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Magnatone Slash Signature 4X12 Speaker Extension Cabinet

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The Slash 4x12 speaker cabinet is loaded with four Celestion Vintage 30 speakers that are Slash’s speaker of choice. These speakers are made in England and deliver warm tone, smooth and creamy breakup and biting upper mid’s that are hallmarks of the Celestion speaker sound.

Naturally the cabinet construction is made using ¾” Baltic Birch wood hand made using finger joints and classic sound post with a closed back board design AND lighted logo that is powered via the SL-100 head. Bone crushing sonic attack – be prepared to control the beast.

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Magnatone Slash 4x12 Speaker Cabinet

Built specifically to pair with his signature SL-100 amp head, the Magnatone Slash 4x12 speaker cabinet is loaded with four Celestion Vintage 30 speakers—Slash’s speaker of choice. These speakers are made in England, designed to deliver a warm tone, smooth and creamy breakup, and biting upper mid’s that are hallmarks of the Celestion speaker sound.

Are you, like Slash, looking to make the switch to Magnatone amplifiers? Come to Chicago Music Exchange today to try the new Magnatone Slash Signature SL-100 and hear the difference, yourself! Then, call CME or chat us online (or in the CME Mobile App), to preorder yours today!

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