Marshall DSL40C 1x12" 40 Watt Tube Combo AmpItem ID: DSL40C
40/20-watt All-tube Guitar Combo Amp with 2 Channels (each with 2 Modes), Digital Reverb, Effects Loop, Pentode/Triode Switching, and 2-way Footswitch
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Marshall's Legendary DSL is Back in ActionThe Marshall DSL40C 40-watt guitar combo amp gives you the definitive essence of British tubularity. Reigning supreme for a decade, the DSL series enjoyed worldwide acclaim. So with a nod to to pent-up player demand, Marshall presents their new, all-tube DSL Series. Amazingly affordable, the DSL40C Dual Super Lead combo fortifies your tone arsenal with impressive power and the tastiest tonal qualities and features of both modern and vintage Marshals - in one highly tweakable and portable package. From glassy cleans to bone-rattling crunch to blistering high gain, your wish is the Marshall DSL40C's command.
Marshall DSL40C 40-watt All-tube Guitar Combo Amp at a Glance:
The DSL Series - a revered tonal heritage
The Marshall DSL40C hails from a revered lineage. Marshall introduced the JCM2000 Dual Super Lead (DSL) series amps in 1997. Right from the get-go, these all-tube monsters enjoyed enthusiastic approval by guitarists and the press alike, forming the backlines of top acts in all musical genres and bludgeoning audiences worldwide for a decade before being replaced by Marshall's JVM series (a musical powerhouse in its own right). Considered the "go-to rock amp" by many tone-savvy guitarists, there is considerable pent-up demand for Dual Super Leads. Marshall hears you, and is proud to introduce the new-and-improved DSL series.
A 40-watt tone beast
Marshall's DSL40C is an all-tube, twin-channel workhorse capable of conjuring any classic Marshall sound - past or present. Four ECC83s in the preamp section (in concert with the amp's gain/master volume arrangement) give you stunning tone-shaping mojo, and with two EL34s in the engine room, you've got the volume to rule any club in the world. Sporting the same tube compliment (minus two EL34s) and feature set as the original DSL100, Marshall has gone on to fit this little beast with critical upgrades that give you even more control over your sound. You now get a Resonance control (as opposed to the original's fixed Deep switch), letting you dial in your preferred amount of low-end girth. You also get studio-grade digital Reverb (instead of spring), a rear-panel Pentode/Triode switch that drops the amp's power to a studio-friendly 20 watts, and a bypassable rear-panel Series FX loop. Marshall's even included a 2-way footswitch for channel switching and Reverb on/off.
Two channels, and all the trimmings
The Marshall DSL40C sports two footswitchable channels: Classic Gain and Ultra Gain. Each channel boasts two modes: Clean/Crunch and Lead 1/Lead 2, respectively. With the DSL40C, you can go from glassy Plexi-esque cleans, to JCM800-style snarl, hot-mod 2203, face-melting high gain - and everything in-between. To shape all this delectable Marshall tone, you get flexible shared 5-way EQ (Treble, Middle, Bass, Resonance, and Presence) juiced with the thoughtful inclusion of a Tone Shift button - ideal for scooped modern metal mojo. The DSL40C is ready to rock. Are you?
Marshall DSL40C 40-watt All-tube Guitar Combo Amp Features:
Ready to rock? Rock like a pro with the Marshall DSL40C!
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Cheryll, Lott, TX
Reviewsbased on 17 reviews
by Jimmy Stockstill from Petal, MS USAI don't think I have ever written a review before but this amplifier justifies the effort. I have been playing for over thirty years... been through literally dozens of amplifiers of all stripes; Mesa... read more [+], Fender, Peavey. Additionally I don't think I am one of those guys that can talk about "my" tone...I will reserve that for folks who sell millions of albums. But for a working class/journeyman guitarist like myself a few things are critical; #1-build quality (you want your hard earned dollars to hang around for years if possible), #2 ease of use -especially on the gig, #3 responsiveness from your guitar, #4 truly good tone that keeps you focused on playing versus thinking about your equipment. This amp has all these qualities in spades! I have a few effects between my guitar ( a 2004 Gibson Custom 195 7Les Paul Goldtop Reissue ) and the Dsl40c--but for the first time in my life I don't want any!!! the TONE of this amp is just that GREAT. Very repsonsive to changes in Volume and Tone from my Les Paul; more than one overdrive voice --the clean channel stays clean at volumes to compete with a loud drummer. I really can't say enough. Hands down the best overall playing experience I have had with an amp since I started playng live. The amp just seems to breathe. The tone is woody with just enough hair on the drive channel---and when I go from say 4 to 5 on my volume control on my Paul to full on 10, there seems to be just enough umpff to get over the drummer for solos. Then I'll just back it back down for dirty rhythm parts; yes you can actually hear the amp clean up a little on quieter volume settings.
April 18, 2013
Music Background: guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, interpid recording novice, overall gear monkey
Plus, Excellent customer service from my Sweetwater rep Tony Dayton! My advice, for what thats worth, let Tony or one of the other awesome folks at Sweetwater help you choose a great guitar then take the DSL40c for spin BEFORE you buy anything else. It might serve to keep the G.A.S. away!!! close [-]
Less is More
by Joe Quinlan from Oakland, NJ USAI'm impressed in the variety of tones you can get out of this amp without having to force it. Marshall has done a great job creating a complete package at this price. I'm even more impressed with th... read more [+]e service I received from Phil Schwan and Sweetwater. Thanks guys! close [-]
April 9, 2013
Music Background: Guitar Player
by Milton Thomas from Chicago, ILI've had Marshalls in the past, but this one is now my go to amp. Just like an old plexi, It cleans up really nice when you back off the volume on you guitar. There really isn't and need for an overdr... read more [+]ive pedal with this one, unless you need it for a little more boost in volume. The reverb is a little weak, but I really don't use it that often. Now if I just had a cover for it....I just use a little compression on it and it's ON!!! close [-]
March 22, 2013
Music Background: Pro Musician
DSL40C is a FANTASTIC Amp!!
by v from far awayFast delivery from Sweetwater. The amp's green channel is magnificent. Removed the Seventy-80 speaker and replaced it : )
March 18, 2013
Music Background: Live Sound / festival & bar gigs
The amp is heavy but so easy to set up.
I opted to do the C19 m... read more [+]od; great choice which makes for smooth transition between green and red channels.
Footswitch works to change between red/green channels only; does not a/b or switch modes within single (red/green) channels.
Tone, volume, cut really are both user-friendly and audience friendly.
A lot of really good el34 goodness with a musician-friendly price.
Ryan M. (sales engineer) is always supremely helpful. close [-]
Great Tone !
by James Zito from FL USAI Bought this amp today and i must say i am blown away by the remarkable Clean Crunch and Lead Tones you can get from this amp, and don't be fooled by its size because it can get pretty loud. If you a... read more [+]re considering buying this amp do it! it has a great build and is perfect for smaller gigs, Jazz gigs, rock, anything. You will not be disappointed. I hope this helps you make your decision. close [-]
February 16, 2013
Music Background: Jazz Guitarist/Rock Guitarist
Marshall DSL40C 1x12" 40 Watt Tube Combo Amp
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