What kind of pedals should I purchase to make my guitar sound like this (Slash, Nightrain):

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    Please add some detail to the question so that it is searchable and useful to others.
    – user28
    Nov 28, 2014 at 1:46
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    @petilon did you make a separate account to edit this?
    – Dave
    Nov 29, 2014 at 0:01

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The effects Slash used are a Dunlop DCR-ISR Crybaby Rack, Dunlop Heil Talk Box, Boss DD-5 Digital Delay and a Boss GE-7 Equalizer (to boost his amplifier volume in the solos when playing live).

He gets his sound from his amp since he uses a high end marshal(a Marshall JCM 2555 Silver Jubilee back then), so an amp will get you a better slash sound than anything else.

  • Thank you for the answer, Hussein. I did find a youtube video where Shash's guitar tech talks about the pedals. I am aiming for the tone in this particular video though, and I hope I don't have to get all the pedals Slash uses -- I couldn't afford it. If I can get just one or two pedals to get close to the tone in this video that would be great. As far as amp, I have an Orange Micro Terror.
    – petilon
    Nov 27, 2014 at 22:23
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    are you interesed in simulating the tone in some software? there are many presets that will get you tones for lots of songs Nov 27, 2014 at 22:28
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    @petilon as the answer points out, the tone isn't from pedals (aside from the delay on the lead, which you can hear clearly after the rhythm stops), a big part is the amplifier. There are pedals that aim to create a "driven amp" tone - this one is specific to the Marshall JCM: weehbo.com/products/jcm-drive. There are forum threads on getting a "Slash tone" from Orange amps - see e.g. ultimate-guitar.com/forum/archive/index.php?t-1038943.html
    – jonrsharpe
    Nov 28, 2014 at 13:35

These guys have a great video about how to sound like Slash's band Guns'n'Roses on a budget.

Here's the gear they chose:



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