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Marshall DSL401 Combo Amp

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The Marshall DSL401 Combo Amp has an all-tube design that uses EL84s and delivers 40W to a single custom-voiced Celestion 12". Footswitchable gain boost on its lead channel, 2 totally independent channels: Clean and Overdrive. With reverb, speaker emulation output, a parallel effects loop, and a supplied LED-equipped footswitch.

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Overview

The Marshall DSL401 Combo Amp has an all-tube design that uses EL84s and delivers 40W to a single custom-voiced Celestion 12". Footswitchable gain boost on its lead channel, 2 totally independent channels: Clean and Overdrive. With reverb, speaker emulation output, a parallel effects loop, and a supplied LED-equipped footswitch.

Features

  • 40W to a single custom-voiced Celestion 12"
  • Footswitchable gain boost on lead channel
  • 3 totally independent channels: Lead, Clean and Overdrive
  • Reverb
  • Speaker emulation output
  • Parallel FX loop
  • LED-equipped footswitch included
Specifications
  • 22-1/2"W x 18"H x 10-1/2"D (572 x 457 x 266mm)
  • 55-1/10 lbs. (25kg)
Pro Coverage
Manufacturer's Warranty
5 year parts/ 3 year labor warranty.


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4.1

(based on 8 reviews)

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

fix for the overheat issue

By frankfurter

from Massachusetts

Nice combo amp. Has the expected Marshall tone, and about the right stage power for running the tubes where they sing their best. Issue with reverb distortion on mine (maybe not all of them), but I'm sure it is a simple fix once I find it in the circuit. The issue with this amp getting quite hot is real. Installing a quaility (noiseless) small 12v DC fan (computer size) in the vacinity of the power transformer (pwr trans needs the cooling, not the tubes) has bestayed any issues with this amp getting hot and cuting out or failing.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

A fine and pleasant misery

By Rod

from Greenville , S.C.

I love Marshall amps. It is unfortunate that an amp with the sound and features of the 401 is plagued by overheat issues. I am on my second one now. The first suffered a horrible death. This one drops out any time it is pushed . I am using it now only as a practice amp due to these issues. Ive got a JCM2000 half stack 100 watt that has never had an issue.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

All the Gods Play Marshall

By Skip

from South Texas

What could I say? This has to be THE best Marshall combo made for guitarists...it's got everything a guitarist could need! Footswitchable clean, Crunch, and boost lets you dial in any sound from rocks early days to modern mayhem. The footswitchable reverb is another cool feature. 40 watts of tube power means it can handle every gig short of an arena. Loud drummer? heh, no problem! Crank this up and give HIM Tinnitus! If you're playing arenas, I doubt you'd be looking at combos, but a quick mic to the speaker and you can do arenas as well! Portability + flexability = playability. All the guitar gods play Marshall, Do you?

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Marshall DSL 401

By gptele67

from Bucks, Pa

This has been my main amp since 2003. I've used it for weekly band rehearsals and gigged twice a month with it. No problems or issues at all. 3 channels of Marshall glory. Plenty loud and plenty versatile. Would highly recommentd this amp.

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4.0

Great Sound in a Small Package

By Schecterguy31

from Broad Brook, CT.

We purchased the Marshall DSL 401 a few months ago. This amp has great tone on the clean side and on the distorted channels it can handle all the Crunch and Metal you can throw at it. We have a Boss GT-8 Petal Board inline into the amps clean chanel. This is our 4th amp trading up starting from a 15 watt Crate, 30 watt Marshall, 50 watt Marshall solid state to the Marshall DSL 401 Tube Amp. Once you are at the level where you can create your own tones, this will be a fun amp for you. You will need to run a fan behind this amp because this it's a tube amp and will get heated during long playing at higher volume levels. We will not trade this amp in for an up grade. This is a keeper, ENJOY !!!!

 
5.0

Great Rock Amp

By SailorExtreme83

from Old Greenwich, CT

The Marshall DSL401 is overall a great amp. I love it because although it is 40w it has a lot of power to it. Although the clean tone isn't the greatest, this amplifier rocks when you turn on the distortion whether you use the overdrive built in or a separate one. If you are looking for a loud clean amp this isn't for you but for all you rockers out there, the size of this amp is extremely portable so you can bring it pretty much anywhere and the sound that it creates is extraordinary.

 
4.0

Crazy little all-tube combo amp!

By Mastershredder

from Phillipsburg, NJ

I got this amp about 4 years ago. Dont let the size fool you, this thing is just as, if not louder than some half stacks. This thing is basically the combo version of the DSL100 head without soe of the features, but for its size it can definately be gigable for small venues that a half stack might be overkill for. The clean is hands down the best Marshall has ever made. The first overdrive channel is flawless for playing classic rock(led zep, clash, ect) and the second overdrive channel is good for metal(that is if you have an overdrive pedal in front of it) O and the reverb is very nice too. All and all this is a very good amp for its size and i would def recommend it for a beginners, even an advanced player to have around to jam with.

 
4.0

Great Sweet Spot

By Joe

from Chicagoland

Like many Marshall tube amps, you have to work and keep working to get the transcendant tone you can expect from Marshall. I love the OD2 channel's pure sound, and the clean channel works well. Clean also takes distortion pedals well, so you have some tonal options. The OD1 channel has a decent pure tone, but doesn't take pedals very well at all... certain registers get kind of flat. The DSL has many complaints in past reviews of how it gets too hot, the tone may get too tinny, etc. I favor an extremely warm tone, so I keep the highs pretty low and boost the mids... it never gets too tinny for me. It'll take some extra work and some TLC, but the DSL combo is worth the extra effort for the great tone.

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