Slash’s Effect Pedals

By Patrick & Mario

Mario is a big fan of Slash and he was lucky enough to be able to contact Adam Day, Slash’s guitar tech. Here’s what Adam wrote him:

“Always happy to help a fan. Hey Mario, Sorry, I’ve got no photos of the gear at this time. However, I can give you a rough idea of how we use them. The E.Q. is basically just set as an upside down smile, meaning the mid-range is boosted, fading off at the high end. The input gain is right around 6db with the output about 0, and is used just for leads. The delay is actually a dd-3 and is basically used as a slap delay for solos. Also, a longer delay setting is used for selected parts, such as Slither.
Hope this helps.
All the best, Adam.”

Delay settings:

Normal settings (slap delay)

Level: 9.30 o’clock
Feedback: 10 o’clock
Delay time: 10 o’clock
Mode: 800ms

Slither settings

Level: 11 o’clock (sometimes 12 o’clock)
Feedback: 13 o’clock
Delay time: 13 o’clock
Mode: 800ms

Set Me Free

Level: 11 o’clock
Feedback: 7 o’clock (completely rolled back)
Delay time: 9.30 o’clock
Mode: 800ms

Were talking about these two pedals:

Boss DD3

Boss DD3



13 thoughts on “Slash’s Effect Pedals

      1. Correct me if I am wrong, it was actually not that pedal. He is using a rack-mounted wah with a pedal at the end of it. The expression pedal is enclosed with the casing of his signature wah pedal.

    1. hoi ik neem aan dat je nederlands bent,
      maar daar gebruikt hij een delay, waarbij je het ritme in triolen zet. snap je wat ik bedoel?

      1. I took the liberty to translate this using Google translate:
        Hi I assume you are Dutch,
        but he uses a delay, which puts the rhythm in triplets. you know what I mean?

  1. guys, i have a delay pedal just like the one Slash uses, can you give me the settings of it for welcome to the jungle intro? i understand what the deutch guy said, but i want the settings for real, the knobs positions, pleeasee, i’d be really greatful!

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  2. my setup on dd3 that i use for Welcome to the jungle is :

    level: 1 o clock
    feedback: 1. o clock
    d time: close to 11 o clock (depending on tempo of the song that we play live)
    L. 800 ms

    works great for me

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