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Magnatone SL-100 Slash Signature 100w Tube Amplifier Head - PREORDER

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Magnatone SL-100 Slash Signature 100w Tube Amplifier Head - PREORDER

  • SKU: 4763CC

Expected release date is Jan 15th 2024

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Magnatone SL-100 Slash Signature 100w Tube Amplifier Head - PREORDER

*This is a PREORDER listing and we are expecting this amp to arrive Mid-January!

*This listing is for the SL-100 Head only. Cabinet sold separately. 

When Midwood Guitar Studio caught wind of a Signature Slash Magnatone amp we were more than ecstatic.  We have all seen Richard Fortus rocking the Magnatone Twilighter for years and now for both sides of the Guns N' Roses stage to feature Magnatone's is impressive to say the least.  We are offering this SL-100 as a PREORDER and will keep you updated as we know more once you purchase.  We are only getting one of these beauties along with the matching 4x12 Cabinet so act quick and grab this one for yourself!

From Magnatone:

The Magnatone SL-100 Slash Signature 100 watt, all tube head was developed with Slash to meet the needs of his identifiable and unique style and tone. Voiced loosely on the Magnatone Super Fifty-Nine M-80 design that Slash began using during the Guns N
Roses 2023 World Tour, the SL-100 takes the M-80 to the next level with the monstrous
tone, gain and headroom that Slash requires.

Based on a 100 watt British type circuit, a quartet of EL-34 tubes deliver headroom, clarity and the grind that Slash is known for live and in the studio. The SL-100 pre-amp used four 12AX7/ECC83 tubes that offer two distinct gain modes enabling the player to
select between LO and HI gain settings. Modes are accessed via the included footswitch as well as directly on the front control panel.

The LO gain mode is voiced like a vintage Super Lead from the 1960’s with the lows fortified slightly and the icepick highs tamed for today’s music. Using a guitar with humbucker pickups and fully cranked, the low gain control will yield a medium crunch that is quite satisfying in depth and tonal quality.

Rolling off the volume knob on your guitar allows you to easily clean up your tone expanding dynamic range and flexibility. When playing with a guitar that has single coil pickups such as a Strat or Tele, the SL-100 accesses crisp and biting tones without harshness. Think of Jimi playing “Wind Cries Mary” with Superbass type thickness of tone.

The HI gain mode is designed with a cascaded gain pre-amp style reminiscent of the 1980’s modded design that has been finely tuned to optimize the sound for Slash’s humbucker guitars. The gain never clouds the tone of the guitar as all good amps should allow the guitar’s voice to penetrate. Adjusting the treble control allows the highs to be boosted for guitar pick clarity without being overly harsh.

The tone stack has been designed to clean up nicely when rolling back on the volume control on your guitar adding harmonics and range not before found in a Magnatone amp. The SL-100 is effect pedal friendly with the on board effects loop not to mention it handles boost pedals with ease. 

The inspiration for Slash to design the SL-100 was not necessarily to be an “Appetite” or SIR #39 type amplifier. The SL-100 is a whole new design that tube amp guru, Obeid Khan developed thru working on multiple modifications based on the Super Fifty-Nine
M-80.

The control panel has a simple four band E.Q consists of Treble, Middle, Bass and Presence that allows you to easily dial in your voice. The 100 watt power amp allows the EQ to have dramatic effect, clarity and focus that is paramount in the sound tweaking. Slash likes to play LOUD so turn it up for best results. Low volume settings also benefit from the headroom available, with very wide tonal variations possible. The tube buffered FX loop has been optimized for pedal level operation.

The Master Volume control has been designed to fine tune the power you need without sacrificing any tone. (Explain more here about “post phase inverter, etc?)

Specifications:

  • Power: 100w RMS @5% THD
  • Output tubes: (4) EL34 power pentode
  • Preamp tubes: (4) 12AX7/ECC83
  • Impedance: 4 8 and 16
  • Inputs: Hi and low sensitivity (-6db)
  • Controls: Hi Gain, Gain Select Switch, Low Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Master Volume, Power, Standby
  • Hi Gain: 92 dB
  • Gain Select Switch: Hi or Low
  • Low Gain: 80dB
  • Treble: 12dB range at 3Khz
  • Mid: 10 dB range at 700 Hz
  • Bass: 20dB range at 80 Hz
  • Presence: 6dB range at 5Khz
  • Ftsw jack: single button w indicator Gain Select hi/low
  • FX loop S R: Tube buffered FX loop (pedal level loop)
  • Impedance selector: 4, 8, 16 ohms
  • Speaker Jacks: (2) ¼” spkr outputs
  • Compensated Line out: Line level output unbalanced (basic Speaker compensation)
  • LOGO DC output: 5 pin DIN (std MIDI cable) 10.5VDC for external cabinet lightling. Powers up to 2 additional cabinets
  • AC Inlet: 120VAC, 100V, 230V, 240V
  • Fuse: T5A 250V slo 
  • Head dimensions: 29W x 11H x 8 1/4D
  • Weight: 65 lbs estimate 

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