The Marshall DSL15C is a compact, 15-Watt, all-valve 1x 12 combo boasting 2 x 6V6 power valves and a Celestion speaker. Its two footswitchable channels - Classic Gain (the DSL100H's Clean option) and Ultra Gain (the DSL100H's Lead 2 option) - share the same EQ network and a Deep switch for extra low-end if required. The DSL15C combo also features built-in, footswitchable, studio-quality digital spring reverb with a level control.
The DSL15C features two footswitchable channels (footswitch supplied): Classic Gain and Ultra Gain. As their names imply, each channel has a very different character. Classic Gain takes you from a shimmering, harmonic-enhanced clean to a 1959-style crunch when the Gain control is cranked. Ultra Gain, on the other hand, takes you into the world of modern high gain and then some.
Both channels share a passive three-band EQ with controls for Bass, Middle and Treble. The Equalisation section also features a Tone Shift button which, when activated (pushed in), shifts out the mid frequencies making the amp ideal for brutal, modern metal tones, especially when combined with the high gain settings of the Ultra Gain channel. The equalization section also features a control for Presence and a Deep switch. Both of these equalisation enhancers are functions of the power amp. Presence adds a variable high end 'bite' to your tone while the Deep switch adds a fixed, resonant bass boost to your sound -- adding girth without muddying it up.
The ability to select either the full 15 Watts of output power or half-power (7.5 Watts) via the Pentode/Triode switch on the rear panel, adds further to your new DSL's already impressive feature set. The all-round tonal and gain versatility makes both the DSL15H & DSL15C superb and flexible performance tools for today's most demanding playing situations. You can rest assured both are packed full of their famed Marshall tone.
When the JCM2000 Dual Super Lead (DSL) series of amps was introduced in 1997, they were received with open arms and glowing compliments by the guitar loving public and press alike. In fact one of the biggest American guitar magazines described the DSL100 as possibly "the best Marshall ever. It combines the best tonal qualities and features of both modern and vintage Marshall amps in one package."
- 15-Watt Combo
- 2 channels (Classic Gain, Ultra Gain) with independent Volume/Gain controls, 6V6 valve power stage
- Bass, Middle, Treble and Presence controls
- Tone Shift button
- Deep switch
- Pentode/Triode switch
- Custom voiced digital reverb
- Footswitch included (for channel change and reverb on/off)
- 12-inch custom voiced Celestion speaker
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