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PMTV NAMM Report: New Marshall SL-5 Slash Signature Combo Amp

Posted on January 25, 2013 by Tim Page There have been 0 comments

With plenty of signature models being announced at this years NAMM, Marshall have stepped up to unleash the SL-5. This however is not the first time Slash and Marshall have collaborated; the AFD100 dual mode, all-valve 100 watt amp head was meticulously modelled on Guns 'n' Roses sound on hit album Apetite for Destruction – A lot of research and development resulted in a head that perfectly replicated Slash's trademark sound, and we're more than excited to hear the results of their latest model.


The SL-5 is compact, with Slash's tone condensed into an all valve 5 watt combo amplifier. The amplifier has two channels; a trademark Slash clean sound which can be instantly turned into a Marshall style crunch-distortion again taking influence of the guitar tones from Appetite for Destruction. On the control panel you can adjust EQ (Bass, Middle and Treble), presence and a custom voiced digital reverb. Slash's signature combo is ideal for use at home or studio use and when you aren't prepared to risk annoying the neighbours the amp is switchable to 1 watt, perfect for bedroom practice.


Three ECC83 preamp valves and a single EL34 valve are the driving force behind the amplifier with Slash's personal favourite Vintage 30 12” speaker projecting the AFD influenced tones. The amplifier will be available later this year (expected October).


Tech Specs:

-2 Custom Voiced footswitchable Channels - Clean & Overdrive (footswitch included)

-Green / Red Channel Status LED's

-Full EQ Section

-Presence Control

-Digital Reverb (footswitchable)

-High/Low Sensitivity Inputs

-Celestioon Vintage 30 Speaker

- Dual Output - 5 watts or 1 watt

-8 & 16 Ohm speaker outputs

-Front panel includes Slash signature and fonts


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