The classic tone of Appetite for Destruction in a pickup.
When Slash was given
the honor of having a Gibson Les Paul Signature model built, we sent
over the same Alnico 2 Pro humbuckers that he has used for decades.
Turns out, the new guitars sounded noticeably different than the
original. So we accepted the challenge to make him a new pickup that
would make all of his new signature guitars sound just like the original
AFD Les Paul. The result is the Slash Signature Model humbucker. We
used a different mag wire and winding spec, that, when combined with the
alnico 2 bar magnet, provided exactly what was needed to push a stock
Les Paul toward that familiar sustain, crunch, and midrange that was so
characteristic of the tone of Slash’s original Derrig Les Paul copy.The
Slash humbucker set is hand built in Santa Barbara the same way we built
his originals in the 80s, using a nickel silver bottom plate with long
mounting legs, single conductor braided lead wire, maple spacer, paper
tape, and wax potting.
- DCR:8.9 (bridge) / 8.3 (neck)
- Magnet:Alnico 2
- Cable:1c Braided Shield