Earlier this month, it was announced that guitarist Slash will be developing a new amplifier with Magnatone. However, he is still working with his favorite British amp brand.
Below is the statement that got a lot of people all over-excited last week on the Magnatone main website;
Magnatone is excited to announce an artist partnership with the legendary guitarist, Slash. This will mark the first time in over 30 years that Slash is collaborating with a new amplifier company.
After purchasing several Magnatone M80s as well as a Twilighter Stereo, SLASH began testing these both live and in the studio.
Following a Magnatone factory visit and many conversations with Magnatone GM, Rod Washburn, the vision for the relationship was solidified.
With this partnership, Magnatone and SLASH will collaborate to create the new Slash Signature 100-watt amplifier and 4 x 12” Speaker cabinet. The legendary guitarist will co-design the new model with long-time Magnatone engineer and tube amp guru, Obeid Khan.
However, it turns out Slash is going to work with his long-time partner in the UK. The guitarist will also continue his successful and decades-long partnership with Marshall Amplification.
“To clear up any misconceptions that might arise, although Magnatone and I have been working together to create a new amp, I still maintain my long relationship with Marshall, and I look forward to continued collaboration with their incredible team.” – Slash
Looks like we will see a new Magnatone Slash model in 2024 and possibly some more products with Marshall in the future as well.