Slash: Appetite For Reconstruction
As it has proved impossible to examine the source amplifier in designing the AFD100, Marshall has instead been scrutinizing every aspect of Slash’s tone as heard on Appetite for Destruction. For his part, Slash even provided the company with some of his isolated guitar tracks from the AFD sessions. “We actually got my original guitar parts off the masters,” he says. “The main one we used was ‘Nightrain,’ because I think it’s most indicative of my tone back then. And then somebody, I don’t remember who, sent in the stripped-down tracks of ‘Welcome to the Jungle,’ and we just started digging in. I think the most interesting thing about this project is that Marshall is trying to recognize the characteristics of that tone and then match it. So they’re taking all the different components that made up my sound back then and putting them into one item.”
The AFD100 is scheduled for release later this year, though interested parties can track the project online at AFD100.com, where the amp’s development is being documented through news updates, blog postings, photos and videos.
“It’s been a really interesting process,” Marshall says. “And at this time we’re still not set on what the final product will be. We’re considering different features as well as the possibility of issuing some models with a limited-edition, vintage look. Basically whatever Slash and our developers come up with. But nothing is set in stone. The only thing I know for sure is that we’re going to nail the tone.”
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