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The Marshall DSL100H tube guitar amp head has footswitchable Classic Gain and Ultra channels, each boasting two modes - Clean/Crunch and Lead 1/Lead 2 respectively. These will take you from Plexi-styl... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Marshall DSL100H tube guitar amp head has footswitchable Classic Gain and Ultra channels, each boasting two modes - Clean/Crunch and Lead 1/Lead 2 respectively. These will take you from Plexi-style, pristine clean to JCM800 snarl, hot-rodded 2203, high gain lead and all points in-between. The flexibility of the shared 5-way EQ (Treble, Middle, Bass, Resonance and Presence) section is increased further by a Mid-Shift button - perfect for modern metal brutality.

A series FX loop on the rear panel (bypassable via an on/off switch) adds to the DSL100H's professional flexibility, as does the Pentode (Full Power)/Triode (Half Power) switch which drops the power-amp's output to 50-Watts. It also changes the amp's tonal character as Triode mode produces a smoother, less aggressive sound.

Features
  • Two footswitchable channels - Classic Gain & 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 & Resonance
  • Mid-Shift button adds to the amp's tonal flexibility
  • Pentode/Triode switch to drop power down from 100W to 50W
  • Bypassable series FX loop
  • 2-way footswitch supplied
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MarshallDSL100H 100W All-Tube Guitar Amp Head
 
3.9

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (3)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (8)
  • Good power output (8)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Warm / comfy (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (6)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
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    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Marshall DSL100 H 100 Watt Tube Amp head

Very Nice Marshall Head. I wanted something that would allow me to get the raw power of the 100 Watt head without getting another JVM series Amp or a Soldano. Around the home in...Read complete review

Very Nice Marshall Head. I wanted something that would allow me to get the raw power of the 100 Watt head without getting another JVM series Amp or a Soldano. Around the home in particular. I had to use a Marshall Power brake to glow the tubes so I could get the right sound but dial back the volume. With the DSL and the new pentode/triode switch on the back,it allows you to knock it back from 100 watts to 50 watts, I don't need the power brake on this rig. And I get the level of saturation/distortion and reverb I want. The raw power and grit. That great Marshall sound. And with all the effects pedals I have and normally use, so far, I haven't used a single one. I love the punch of this amp. I play Strats, Les Pauls and PRS primarily, all sound great. The design of the head is simple and reminds me of my Soldano. I'm extremely pleased with this head, and especially with the price. And again, with Guitar Center. Great Customer Service Department.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good entry level marshall head with some flaws.

The dsl100h is a great entry level Marshall with classic JCM sounds. There are some setbacks with this amp however. When switching from the clean/crunch to the lead channel there is you will...Read complete review

The dsl100h is a great entry level Marshall with classic JCM sounds. There are some setbacks with this amp however. When switching from the clean/crunch to the lead channel there is you will notice it is much brighter and when you eq to balance this it makes the clean channel too dark. The resonance and presence knobs are very useful for fattening or tightening your sound. But I must be honest the built in reverb is absolutely garbage, yes I know its just a built in digital reverb but there are other amps in this price point with much nicer reverb. I wish marshall would have released a 50 watt version with a 25 watt pentode mode that would make a perfect amp for jamming with a band and practicing at home but this does sound pretty good at lower volumes. But despite the few setbacks I think this is a great choice for guys on a budget who can't drop over a grand handwired Marshall or for someone who is buying their first big tube head.

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3.0

Good entry level marshall head with some flaws.

By James D.

from Galveston, TX

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Great price point for entry level tube head.
  • Quality Footswitch

Cons

  • Difficult to balance EQ between channels
  • Garbage Reverb

Best Uses

  • Band rehearsal
  • Garage Jamming

Comments about Marshall DSL100H 100W All-Tube Guitar Amp Head:

The dsl100h is a great entry level Marshall with classic JCM sounds. There are some setbacks with this amp however. When switching from the clean/crunch to the lead channel there is you will notice it is much brighter and when you eq to balance this it makes the clean channel too dark. The resonance and presence knobs are very useful for fattening or tightening your sound. But I must be honest the built in reverb is absolutely garbage, yes I know its just a built in digital reverb but there are other amps in this price point with much nicer reverb. I wish marshall would have released a 50 watt version with a 25 watt pentode mode that would make a perfect amp for jamming with a band and practicing at home but this does sound pretty good at lower volumes. But despite the few setbacks I think this is a great choice for guys on a budget who can't drop over a grand handwired Marshall or for someone who is buying their first big tube head.

 
5.0

Solid amp

By Jamezy

from Port Jervis, NY

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Practice
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Marshall DSL100H 100W All-Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    Great amp for the price, you don't have to be famous to own one and covers a lot of Marshall sounds, I agree with other reviews that this amp has bad reviews why idk? Amp rocks

     
    5.0

    Never owned a Marshall, will never regret buying this!!

    By Carlito

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clean Channel
    • Excellent Sound
    • Powerful
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Limited Footswitch

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Marshall DSL100H 100W All-Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    I have been playing guitar for 26 years, and never really could afford quality instruments until recently. I picked this up tonight and I am beyond blown away. I've used Line6, Crate, and even Peavey amps (Bandit, anyone?) and this thing just sounds incredible. The distortion sounds amazing, the clean channel is very pristine with the gain down (and volume up). I just can't believe this thing. It's a Marshall through and through, and I have yet to turn the power switch up to 100 watts (even at 50 watts I'm practically drowning out my drummer). I don't get what all the negative reviews are about. I almost didn't buy it because it only has a 4 star, well I can say now from experience this thing sounds unbelievable.

     
    5.0

    i would buy this product again

    By G

    from MILAN IL.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Marshall DSL100H 100W All-Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    Marshall has really stepped it up i am very satisfied with this amp.It delivers that warm tube powerful sound
    that Marshall has always been known for.If you are looking for a amp that delivers check out the DSL100H
    half stack.I have been playing for over 40 years and have played through many amps including older Marshalls. I am very impressed with this amp.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Marshall tone at a great price

    By Swagger Guitarist

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Captures that unique Marshall sound
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Rehearsal

      Comments about Marshall DSL100H 100W All-Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      First off, I don't know why I've heard/read any negative comments about the DSL 100. It took me too many years to pull the trigger on this (because of some of the less than stellar reviews on the DSL line. I've been using Mesa and EVH for years while avoiding Marshall with some of the bad press they get. I started really getting into that hot-rodded Marshall sound with Friedman, Splawn, Ceriatone, etc... then I thought, why not get the original. I picked up a DSL 40C, and I can get that amp to rock! I enjoyed that unique, creamy and crunchy Marshall tone so much, I picked up the DSL 100, and I couldn't be happier. I play in cover band and have to generate tones that go from hard rock (say, def leppard) to clean funky stuff (like Bruno Mars). I absolutely love the brutal crunchy tones I can get AND the clean channel works really well fro what I need. There's just something special that only Marshall can produce, but I guess those who don't like the DSL are not working with the amp enough to coax out Marshall's best. For me, it was all about "less is more".... specifically, the gain in the "Ultra Gain" channel. Much like a Mesa Mark V will get flubby if you turn up the bass with very much gain, you have to use the treble and presence in the right ratios with the gain. The gain does get fizzy as it approaches 50%, so you just have to use the part that sounds good, which works for me as I've never been a fan of so much gain that note articulation is lost. I know it's all a mater of taste, and I've not had it long enough to determine the reliability, but right now, I'm playing better with this tone and enjoying it more than my other amps. If you play venues large enough to allow you to open up your amps a bit, don't hesitate, this is a great amp that compares to the best of them.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect for classic thrash

      By Downpick Destroyer

      from Round Rock Texas

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • NIce crisp gain stage
      • Portable
      • Powerful
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Marshall DSL100H 100W All-Tube Guitar Amp Head:

        I have been wanting this amp for months.The lead guitarist in my band bought a Dual Rectifier so in order for my guitar to be heard at all i needed something loud enough to hang with it and give me a different tone that blends well with his amp. Spent tons of time dialing in the perfect tone on the one in the demo room at my local guitar center. Now I have finally ordered one and I couldn't be happier. I can get tones reminiscent of anything from Guns N Roses, AC/DC, and Metallica out of it. A tube screamer really brings this thing to life though. Once you push it with an overdrive (I use a TS9 on Lead 1 with mid scoop) this amp becomes perfect for thrash metal. The tone I use pretty much sounds like the damaged justice tour from 1989.

        My experience so far is that this amp can cut through a mix, sound perfectly heavy enough for me, and really bring out the fast style of downpicking i love to show off. All you Big 4 fans, look no further than this amp.

         
        4.0

        Good, amp!!

        By kda

        from sarasota, fl

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Marshall DSL100H 100W All-Tube Guitar Amp Head:

          Home studio.

           
          5.0

          Good Value! Amazing TONE!!

          By James

          from Chicago, Illinois

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • NOne

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Marshall DSL100H 100W All-Tube Guitar Amp Head:

          Went to Guitar center and played a few amps including a Hughes and Kettner tubemeister, but i ended up the DSL100h because I found it was so versatile. I could get many good sounding tones out of this amp! This is a great amp for a guitarist that wants to get his or her first tube amp!

           
          5.0

          Awesome

          By Tyson

          from Carrollton, OH

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Marshall DSL100H 100W All-Tube Guitar Amp Head:

            I'm in a thrash metal band called Radiatrix and use this head for all shows. It's more than heavy enough for thrash and it can obviously get the classic Marshall rock tones. The only thing about this amp that I don't like is that you can't switch from clean to crunch or from lead 1 to lead 2 with the footswitch.

             
            3.0

            It broke

            By Vinny

            from Youngstown

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Marshall DSL100H 100W All-Tube Guitar Amp Head:

            It broke as soon as I bought it, meaning I plugged it in and the motherboard melted. Guitar center couldn't fix it, Marshall had to. I had to go to a third party company about 45 minutes from where I live. When it worked, this amp was amazing.

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