NAMM 2013: Marshall Debuts Slash SL-5C Signature Amplifier

From the makers of the heralded mini fridge that looks like an amp, Marshall Amplification has unveiled the new SL-5C Slash Signature Amplifier at this year's NAMM show at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California!

The SL-5C is an all valve 5 watt amplifier incorporating various features that should be familiar to Marshall fans but it wouldn’t be a signature amp unless it came with that distinctive Slash tone – and that it does!  

After working closely with Slash on the successful AFD100 amp head, Marshall knew it had to reproduce the magic with yet another signature amp only this time make it more accessible and ideal for home or studio use.

The SL-5C has two channels; Clean and Overdrive. A single volume control for the clean takes you from authentic Slash clean to Marshall crunch. The Overdrive channel, consisting of volume and gain, nails the AFD style tone and more. Both of the channels have obviously been approved by Slash himself.

A master EQ section of Bass, Middle, Treble and Presence is included, as well as high quality custom voiced digital reverb.

On top of providing 5 Watts of valve power, the SL-5C can also be switched to just 1 Watt at any time giving you perfect Slash tone at bedroom volume for some intimate practice sessions. The amp also has high and low sensitivity inputs.

At the heart of the amp are three ECC83 preamp valves and a single EL34 valve for its power stage and Slash’s favorite Celestion ‘Vintage 30’ 12” speaker rounds out the entire package making one awesome amp.

Richard Beech of caught up with Nick Bowcott of Marshall Amplification at NAMM to discuss the new gear.  You can check out the video below.


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