Just weeks ahead of the release of his new album, Apocalyptic Love, Slash has teamed up with the folks at Jim Dunlop for a trio of new products.
The MXR Slash Octave Fuzz, Slash Cry Baby Classic and limited-edition Slash Pick Tin will all be available this month, just in time for the release of Apocalyptic Love on May 22.
"I needed a pedal that could produce a great sounding fuzz," said Slash, "with low octave and high octave effects to flesh it out."
He continued: "Basically, I explained the sound I was looking for to the Dunlop design team, and we compared those ideas to similar pedals and effects. I told them what I liked and didn't like, they put together some prototypes, and brought them to me in the studio. I was testing them while we were tracking the new record, so I had it right under the microscope. I gave the Dunlop guys my feedback, and they tweaked and fine-tuned some more until we got the sound I had in my head."
Slash has been using a Cry Baby wah for the vast majority of his career, so it should come as no surprise that the top-hatted guitarist should get a brand new custom wah.
"The Cry Baby is such a personal effect," he said, "every player has his own way of using it. I'm able to express myself in a certain way that makes every note that much more intense."
You can get more info at JimDunlop.com.