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A Dive into the New Magnatone Slash Signature 100-watt Amplifier

A Dive into the New Magnatone Slash Signature 100-watt Amplifier


In a groundbreaking collaboration, Magnatone Amplification has proudly announced a partnership with the legendary guitarist, Slash and are launching the Slash Signature 100-watt amplifier! This marks a historic moment as it is the first time in over three decades that Slash has joined forces with a new amplifier company. The result of this exciting collaboration is the creation of the Slash Signature 100-watt amplifier and 4 x 12” Speaker Cabinet. As we delve into this extraordinary venture, the blog post will highlight the key elements of the partnership and the anticipated impact on the world of guitar amplification.

The Birth of a Partnership:

Having already experienced the sonic brilliance of Magnatone amps through his use of the M80s and Twilighter Stereo, Slash embarked on a journey of exploration. Live performances and studio sessions served as the testing grounds for these amplifiers, leading to a pivotal moment – a visit to the Magnatone factory and extensive discussions with Magnatone GM, Rod Washburn. This interaction solidified the vision for the collaboration, setting the stage for the creation of the new signature models.

The Creative Process:

In a remarkable collaboration, Slash will co-design the Slash Signature 100-watt amplifier and 4 x 12” Speaker cabinet alongside long-time Magnatone engineer and tube amp guru, Obeid Khan. This partnership signifies not only a convergence of technical expertise but also a meeting of artistic minds. Slash, known for his iconic sound and style, brings a wealth of experience to the table, ensuring that the new models will capture the essence of his legendary tone.

Slash's Reflections:

In a recent interview, Slash expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, "I used a Magnatone 50w M-80 tube amp in the studio earlier this year and was blown away by how it sounded. Since then, I've been working with Magnatone on a 100w version of the M-80 and I absolutely love what they have come up with. It’s killer.” These words underscore the guitarist's genuine excitement and satisfaction with the development of the new amplifier.

Magnatone's Perspective:

Magnatone's General Manager, Rod Washburn, shared his excitement, stating, "We could not be more excited that Slash embraced our quality engineering and commitment to tone excellence as the platform for designing his next generation of Signature amplifiers." This collaboration signifies not only a shared commitment to quality but also a recognition of Magnatone's dedication to achieving tonal excellence.

Elevating the Master Collection:

Ted Kornblum, President & CEO of Magnatone amps, added, "We are thrilled to welcome Slash to Magnatone and with his signature tone and style, our Master Collection of models will be taken to the next level." This bold statement highlights the transformative impact that SLASH's involvement is expected to have on Magnatone's lineup, propelling their Master Collection to new heights.

The Legacy of Slash:

Slash's unparalleled contributions to rock music include iconic guitar riffs on #1 hits for Guns N’ Roses such as “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” With over 100 million album sales, a Grammy Award, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Slash's influence is immeasurable. This collaboration with Magnatone adds another chapter to his storied career, promising a new era of sonic innovation.

The Road Ahead:

As a testament to the partnership's significance, Slash will perform with Magnatone amplifiers during the international tour of his band SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS. The tour, officially named The River Is Rising-Rest of the World Tour ’24, will kick off on January 23, 2024, and cover 25 countries and 39 cities across the globe.

Conclusion:

The collaboration between SLASH and Magnatone amplifiers marks a pivotal moment in the world of guitar amplification. The anticipation surrounding the Slash Signature 100-watt amplifier and 4 x 12” Speaker cabinet is palpable, as guitar enthusiasts eagerly await the unveiling of these sonic masterpieces. As SLASH continues to shape the musical landscape, his partnership with Magnatone amps promises to deliver an amplifier that not only bears his signature but also pushes the boundaries of sonic excellence. For those seeking to embark on a sonic journey, Midwood Guitar Studio is one of the premier guitar shops where you can preorder this groundbreaking amplifier.

Jan 19th 2024 Sage Greer

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