Slash’s live gear has seen some major changes for 2010 – it’s a simplified setup using less guitars and less rack gear but adds a set of FX pedals in front of the amp.

Main Guitars

The main guitars used during Slash’s 2010 solo tour are*:

Appetite For Destruction Prototype #1 (normal tuning)

Slash "Appetite For Destruction" Les Paul
Slash "Appetite For Destruction" Les Paul

AFD VOS Backup (normal tuning or dropped D for Slither & Rise Today)

Slash "Appetite For Destruction" VOS Les Paul
Slash "Appetite For Destruction" VOS Les Paul

Inspired-By Slash Prototype #1 2008 (E-Flat)

Inspired-By Slash Les Paul
Inspired-By Slash Les Paul

AFD VOS Backup (E-Flat)

Slash "Appetite For Destruction" VOS Les Paul
Slash "Appetite For Destruction" VOS Les Paul

Slash USA Les Paul Goldtop + Backup (Open D-Flat with raised action for slide work on Beggars & Hangers-On)

Slash USA Les Paul Goldtop
Slash USA Les Paul Goldtop

Gibson Les Paul Axcess Standard + Backup (E-Flat)

Gibson USA Les Paul Axcess Standard
Gibson USA Les Paul Axcess Standard

*the pictures show production models. Slash is mostly using his prototypes (except for Les Paul Axcess).

Slash’s FX Board

All effects and settings are controlled by Slash’s guitar tech Chet Haun. The graphic below shows the pedals in their order and with the settings taken from various backstage videos and photos:

FX pedals used by Slash during the 2010 tour
FX pedals used by Slash during the 2010 tour

Notes:

  • The SmartGate is set to zero. The main noise and hum elimination comes from the Ebtech Hum Eliminator 8
  • The tuner is mainly used to mute the signal
  • The Boost/Line Driver is normally set to around +13dB or +20dB when needed
  • The Stereo Chorus is used during Paradise City and Suckertrain Blues with the following settings:
    • Paradise City:
      • Intensity @ 11 o’clock
      • Width @ 11 o’clock
      • Rate @ 1 o’clock
    • Sucker Train Blues:
      • Intensity @ 3 o’clock
      • Width @ 1 o’clock
      • Rate @ 3-4 o’clock

Rack Gear

Furman Power Conditioner

Furman Power Conditioner AR-1215
Furman Power Conditioner AR-1215

Furman A.C. Line Voltage Regulator Model AR-1215

Peterson Auto Strobe 490 Tuner

Peterson Auto Strobe 490 Tuner
Peterson Auto Strobe 490 Tuner

Peterson Auto Strobe 490 Tuner

Shure UR4D Wireless System (x2)

Shure UR4D Wireless System
Shure UR4D Wireless System

Shure UR4D Wireless System

EBTECH HE 8 Hum Eliminator

EBTECH HE 8 Hum Eliminator
EBTECH HE 8 Hum Eliminator

EBTECH HE 8 Hum Eliminator

Whirlwind Multi-Selector

Whirlwind Multi-Selector
Whirlwind Multi-Selector

Whirlwind Multi-Selector

Dunlop DCR-2SR Rack Wah – Custom Shop

Dunlop DCR-2SR Rack Wah - Custom Shop
Dunlop DCR-2SR Rack Wah - Custom Shop**

Dunlop DCR-2SR Rack Wah – Custom Shop

**image is based on the production model with some of the changes applied based on various images of Slash’s FX rack. Actual labelling might differ. Slash’s customised version has distortion built in (just like his signature wah pedal)

More Information Coming Soon!

I’m working on adding more details about the amps, soon. If you have suggestions or corrections, please put them in the comments.

graphics: © 2010 copyright slashsworld.com

Sources & credits: Camille, Gibson & Jason