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Marshall DSL40C 40W All-Tube 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp
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A versatile 40W combo, great for gigging players.

The Marshall DSL40C 40W tube combo amplifier is a sturdy, all-tube, gig-ready 40-watt workhorse. It boasts a Celestion 12” speaker and the exact same front and rear panel features as the DSL100H. The Triode (Half Power) option drops the DSL40C’s output to 20 watts, making it exceptionally versatile.

Marshall DSL40C 40W All-Tube 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp Features:

  • Two footswitchable channels – Classic Gain and Ultra Gain
    Two Modes per channel for extra flexibility
    Footswitchable, studio-quality, digital Reverb with Level control for each channel
    Shared 5-way EQ – Treble, Middle, Bass, Presence and Resonance
    Mid-Shift button adds to the amp’s tonal flexibility
    Pentode/Triode switch to drop power down from 40W to 20W
    Bypassable series FX loop
    Celestion 12” speaker
    4-12AX7 and 2-EL34 tubes
    40W
    1-12” Celestion
    2-way footswitch supplied




Marshall DSL40C 40W All-Tube 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp

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  • Most surprising thing about it is the price. Hands down the best amp I have ever heard

    As reviewed by Salman Shami on 3/18/2013

    Firstly this Marshall has been completely flawless and is built really really well. It is a very quiet amp and this helps especially at higher gain settings. Tonally this Marshall is a serious weapon. I have some really nice amps in the past and consider myself very picky when it comes to tone. I replaced two really good amps with this one single amp. I feel this amp is a serious toolbox for an amateur or a professional. The range of tones it can produce would satisfy most people. It can do everything from Jazz, Blues to Extreme Metal and everything in between. Add a Boss SD-1 to the input and a Tube screamer and some modulation pedals through the effects loop and you are in business. It has great clean headroom, fantastic blues overdrive and hard rock to metal tones. With the presence and resonance controls and the tone shift you can get very close to a Peavey 5150. Getting well known Marshall tones such as Plexi, JCM800 and JCM2000 tones are a walk in the park. The controls are very sensitive and help in getting the immense variety. While almost any combination gives some great tone because of the sheer variety and control one has to remember and record the positions of all the controls. I have made myself some diagrams so I can mark the control positions when I find a tone I particularly like. I really find myself in tone heaven and am playing simple power chords just to hear it roar. Till I get my daily fix of this amp I am just not satisfied. I could not find anything at all to criticize on this amp and consider myself very lucky that I find it is so affordable.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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  • Awesome!!!!

    As reviewed by Russell Richardson,Jr on 4/13/2013

    I demoed the DSL at GC and I was blown away. The clean channel on this amp is the best that I ever heard. Its not glassy,but more dark and warm. The second voice on channel one is crunch mode,but be warned it sends the volume threw the roof which freaked me out at first. It really does the whole ?Plexi? thing that the old guitar players talk about. The second channel is where I spent most of my time. With the button set to Lead 1 you really can get a good classic rock sound. If you crank the gain on that setting you can pull of that 80's brown sound perfectly. With the button pressed in to Lead 2 you are able to obtain classic metal tones all the way up to modern death metal. The other features on this amp are usable. The pentode/triode switch drops the output and cuts the volume in half. It doesn't really effect the tone unless you are on the Lead 2 channel with the gain cranked. The presence and resonance were a surprise, as an amp for this price usually only has one...this one has BOTH!! This can be useful on low bedroom/apartment volumes which is where I will use this thing. The reverb is kind of weak for my tastes,but it is better than most. Some people are bothered by the shared EQ, but I don't gig so I?m cool with that. I was really surprised with the sound and very pleased at how this thing handles modern heavy metal. It is a warm sound not fizzy like other high gain amps on low volumes and it is quiet when it is cranked. The build on the amp is high quality and for the price this is one of the best amps on the market...can't wait to get one.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • If I could I would give it 4_1/2 stars

    As reviewed by CHARLES BROWN on 11/5/2012

    I love this amp, it sounds great. Right out of the box it sounds incredible. Nice fat cleans to modern metal. I couldn't get sparkling fender cleans, but that's not why you get a marshall. Now to the features. This amps features makes me think of a baby JVM that's affordable and what I think is home and gig friendly volume. (full dis-closer I don't own or have played a JVM, I am referring to the controls of the JVM) It seems well built and sturdy. Also the cabinet is about two inches shorter than my twin reverb that has two 12in speakers. That larger cab makes the bass notes really responsive and pop in a good way. The stock speaker is really nice in my opinion. A good jack of all trades. But if you only play one or two styles of music you might want to change the speaker to suit your play style. And the el34s nice and over due touch. Now to the classic channel. The five way eq is just what marshall needed on this mid priced amp. With the addition of the Presence & Resonance it really lets you fine tune the high and low end of you sound. From bright chicken pickin to fat cleans to some light to meduim overdrive. The first setting on the classic channel is clean, this reminds me of the JTM45. Its really good cleans from bright to fat with some light overdrive when you hit the strings hard. The second setting is crunch, starts about where the first setting left off. Seems like a JCM800 clean channel that slowly turns into JMP sound as the gain goes up. The crunch is just amazing. Great for classic rock and blues. There's plenty of distortion and I think with higher output pickups a little saturation. The ultra gain channel is next. This where I think the amp really shines. just like the classic channel the addition of the Presence & Resonance really add versatility to this channel as well. THe first setting in ultra channel is lead 1. And its my favorite. It starts out like the JCM800 lead channel on low gain settings and goes into DSL metal territory. Lots of distorted tones and saturation to be had. This setting makes my cheaper od and distortion pedals useless. I can not say enough good things about this setting. The next setting in the ultra gain channel is lead 2. Its metal heaven. Its JCM/DSL high gain all day long. Its more gain than I need. There are many hard rock and metal tones to be had. Now the bitter. I was disappointed that the settings switches cant be changed with the foot switch. It would added so much more usability to to amp if you could. I would give up the reverb foot switch to do this. The next is the fx loop. There's nothing wrong with it in that it works as it should. But it is line level only. Which means some fx pedals don't work at all in the fx loop and others have a volume loss. For the volume loss I use a clean boost at the end of the fx's in the loop. the fx loop problem is the most disappointing. Next is the shared eq. This is the most understandable flaw. This was obviously to keep cost down. but it would have been nice to have eq for each channel. Over all this is a great amp. And for the 500-800$ range you would be hard pressed to find a better amp. For those of you who have the money now I urge you to try one. For those who don't try one and save. Who knows, by the time you have the money marshall may do a face-lift to address some of the short comings I mentioned. But even if they don't its still a great amp that I think will be around for awhile.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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