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Marshall DSL401 Dual Super Lead JCM2000 Series Guitar Combo Amplifier (40 watt, 1x12 inch)

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Product Description

As JCM2000 technology has rewritten the book of great guitar tone, Marshall is pleased to introduce the next generation of compact combos. The DSL201 20 Watt and DSL401 40 Watt 1x12 in. combos bring you the advances of JCM2000 design and a whole host of pure valve tones. Powered by classic sounding EL84 valves, both the DSL201 and DSL401 have 2 totally independent, footswitchable channels, notably Clean and Overdrive which can take you from clean, through classic and modern "Crunch" through to super-saturated Lead overdrive.

The DSL401 offers a third footswitchable option between OD1 and OD2, where OD2 has a 20dB gain boost. The DSL201 and DSL401 both also feature a parallel FX Loop with front panel Mix control and a large spring "Sound Enhancements" reverb. For home recording the DI output is fully speaker emulated. The all round flexibility and compact nature of these toneful combos means that they are destined to instantly become classics for sessions, rehearsals, and club gigs.

Features
40-Watt EL84 valve powered 1x12 in. combo

Superb dynamics and touch response

3 footswitchable channels

Clean channel with Gain and 3-band EQ

Overdrive channel with Gain, Volume, and 3-band EQ

20dB boost on Overdrive 2 for super saturation on DSL401

FX Mix control for the parallel FX loop

Master Reverb control for "Sound Enhancements" large spring reverb

Master volume that acts as output attenuator

Speaker emulated DI out

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Dimensions (L x H x D): 22.4 x 18.5 x 10.2 in.

Weight: 50.7 lbs.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-877-6863
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4.5 out of 5 (118 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Cream Machine"
Sound: Great tube amp. The Clean Channel sounds amazing especially for a Marshall. Can get a lot of different soundings by changing the gain and Middle amount for the Clean Channel, from totally clear to bluesy and crunchy sounds. The overdrive channel sounds pretty fat, creamy, warm. Specially the 20db boost provides good lead sounds. You should always use a little reverb but not too much (4-6). Both extrems (too much or too less) aren`t a pleasure to hear. I use an Ibanez JEM 7 VHW and an Ibanez Blazer both Strat Types + Ibanez TS9 Screamer + Dunlop CryBaby or Morley Bad Horsie Wah. Works all good on the amp. I`m interested in a lot of different kinds of music styles and this amp enables me a lot of different soundings. But actually you need an additional 2((4))X12" Cabinet for live gigs. Some people change the Celestio Speaker and replace it with a Vintage Speaker. Don`t do that!!! Feature: Gain, Middle, Treble, Bass, Reverb, Volume enalble to create 1001 different soundings (for a tube amp). The Foot-Switch for Channel selection is fairly bad. I am no Rambo on Stage but I am always afraid of terminating this thinny something. FX-Loop and Speaker Emulated D.I. work as supposed. Quality: I own this amp for 2 years now and I never had a prob. I play it a lot but even the tubes are still alright. (But I was really supprised that Marshall uses some cheaply plastic parts for this amp.) Value: It`s worth its price. You need a tube amp for those wounderful sounds and tube amps are never cheap. Manufacturer Support: It might be luck but I never had problems with my DSL. The Wow Factor: I tried a lot of different tube amps and I had to buy this cause of the warm sound. Overall: Would by it again if it would be stolen. (How often do you read that in reviews? ;-)
Style of Music: Rock, Blues, Jazz
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Marshall DSL-401 Head Customer Review
Sound: I bought this amp about 5 years ago and have used for gigging about 4 years. I has exactly what you're looking for if you're looking for the "Marshall" tone...ie AC/DC, Slash, Aerosmith, Zepplin etc. I picked up a Line 6 Spider II 75 watt about a year ago and was blown away. I used the Line 6 for the past year...and just recently in the past few weeks started playing the DSL 401...I must say the Line 6 is louder and has its points but the DSL gets EXACTLY that Marshall tone that the Line 6 tries to get. Like it or not, Tubes have their unique tone that can't be replicated. Now the Line 6 has great tone too and is louder than the DSL but still...if you wanna do a true Sweet Child of Mine solo and lead...the DSL does it to perfection. I actually use both amps for gigging because the DSL doesn't evrerything I want.....for clean/chorous type stuff..the Line 6 nails it...for Heavy metal shredding...again the Line 6...but for classic Marshall tones .... you can only get that throught a Marshall. I gave it a 9 because I think the clean channel could use a separate volume. Feature: Not much on features just basically a plug n play amp. You can really get different tones by little tweaks here and there with the EQ. I like to hit my main volume high and my channel volume low and push the tubes for saturation. I'm really not too crazy about the effects loop. I can't get the same sounds from some of my pedals as I do when I run direct. My delay and chorous are almost non-existent through the loop but come alive direct. Ease of Use: Not much of a learning curve except you need to realize that little changes to EQ/reverb/gain affect tubes different. Small changes can make big differences in you tone. Quality: On my second foot pedal....I think this is a prob with many....and probably something Marshall should not be proud of. My Line 6 controller (which did cost extra by the way) is rock solid. But this should not take away from the DSL 401 which is a quality piece of equipment. Value: I would say this amp is more expensive than comparable amps...but it is a Marshall. Manufacturer Support: I have not used them...so I can only assume they are good. The Wow Factor: Of course it has the I want it factor....it's a tight little amp with a big bite. Overall: Had it 5 years and had replaced foot pedal once......no other issues. If stolen I would likely not replace it with the same....Maybe go for Line 6 half stack next.
Style of Music: Rock, Metal, Blues, Alternative
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