The 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 pent-up player demand, Marshall presents their new, all-tube DSL series. Amazingly affordable, the DSL40C combo fortifies your tone arsenal with impressive power and the tastiest tonal qualities and features of both modern and vintage Marshalls – 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
- A 40-watt tone beast
- Two channels and all the trimmings
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 beginning, 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 have the volume to rule any club in the world. Sporting the same tubes (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. A Resonance control (as opposed to the original’s fixed deep switch) lets 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 effects loop. Marshall has 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?
What’s in the box
- Marshall DSL40C 40/20-watt 1×12″ Tube Combo Amp
- Power Cord
- User Manual.
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