Marshall DSL40CR Guitar Combo Amplifier (40 Watts, 1x12")

Push out 40 watts of pure Marshall tube tone with the DSL40CR combo amplifier -- its versatile EQ and resonance controls let you dial in the perfect sound.

Modeled after Marshall's highly acclaimed Dual Super Lead amp heads, the gig-ready DSL40CR guitar combo amplifier delivers Marshall sound in a portable package. The Marshall DSL40CR blasts 40 watts of tube-driven sound through one 12" speaker, and features all the road-ready controls you'd expect on a Marshall amp, including a Resonance control for bass boost, Presence control for added highs, 3-band EQ with a "Tone Shift" button for notching out the mids, and even a digital spring reverb.

Two Gig-Ready Channels -- Footswitch Included!

For veterans and beginners alike, the DSL40CR makes it easy to rock like a champion. Stomp the footswitch to toggle between clean to distorted channels to add some crunch. Stomp the Reverb button to add quacky spring-like sounds or deep moaning lows with professional-quality digital reverb and separate reverb controls for each channel. A shared EQ section offers treble, mid, bass, presence, and resonance controls, giving depth to your tone whether you're filling the room with screaming tubes or softly strumming with warm, natural overdrive. And thanks to its all-tube design, this Marshall amplifier is sure to leave an impression.

Portable Marshall Power

With tube-driven preamp and power sections, the Marshall DSL40CR will sound like an amp twice its size. Two channels with independent gain and volume knobs for each channel make it easy to change the mood at the press of a button. A gain boost button is also provided for each channel, in read more case you need to "take it up to eleven," and a switch on the back lets you switch to half power (20 watts) for when you're just practicing.


- 40-watt two-channel tube amplifier for guitar
- Celestion V-Type 12" speaker
- Switchable between 40 Watt and 20 Watt output
- Preamp: 4 x ECC83 tubes
- Power amp: 2 x EL34 tubes
- Independent volume, gain, and gain boost controls for each channel
- Shared treble, mid, bass, presence, and resonance EQ controls
- Studio-grade digital reverb with independent level for each channel
- 1/4-inch input
- 1/4-inch send and return for effects loop
- Included Marshall PEDL-90012 2-button footswitch for switching between channels and reverb modes

Any guitarist knows that nothing sounds quite like a Marshall tube amp, but you can't lug around a half stack each time you want to jam -- and that's why Marshall introduced the DSL amplifier line. Plug into Marshall quality in a portable guitar amp with the DSL40CR combo.
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 65 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 29 x 25 x 15 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): M-DSL40CR-U

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Phone: 800-877-6863

Marshall DSL40CR Guitar Combo Amplifier

DSL amps are laden with Marshall tone, features and functionality for the novice, as well as pros performing on the world's biggest stages. The DSL series includes the following features:

Adjustable Power Output:

DSL models feature adjustable power settings, which deliver all-valve tone & feel at any volume, from bedroom to stage. The technology adjusts power to the valves, instead of just turning off valve stages, allowing the amp to remain articulate, & dynamic.

EQ Refinements:

Some innovative tweaks to the EQ circuitry have given the DSLs even greater tonal flexibility. The EQ section of the DSLs can deliver exactly what your ears are looking for.

Emulated output:

Marshall's partnership with Softube(R) led to the creation of award-winning plug-ins, as well as exceptional tone in CODE digital amps. The same team is responsible for the development of the emulated output feature, found in the DSL series. Both the headphone out, and line out on the DSL models boast incredibly accurate emulation of Marshall's famed 1960 cabinet.

Reverb, Resonance, & Master Volume:

The DSL is more versatile than ever, with features including discrete master volume controls for each channel, built-in reverb and resonance controls (the DSL1 & DSL5 do not offer resonance controls).


- Gain and Volume Per Channel
- Dedicated Resonance Control
- High and Low Power Settings
- Reverb
- Now with Celestion V Type Speaker
- 2 Separate Master Volume Controls
- Softube(R) Emulated Output
- 4 X ECC83 and 2 X EL34 Valves
- 2-button footswitch included

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (28 ratings)
Submitted July 29, 2020 by a customer from

"Serious amp upgrade"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I bought two of these amps from zZounds to run a massive pedal board in stereo. My previous amps were Boss Katana Artist series (which were great amps but I outgrew their tone). With the sound I heard in my head, the Katanas were just not delivering, so I upgraded to the Marshall DSL40CR amps. What a difference in tone, from the instant I strung my first chord I was blown away by them. I was lucky enough to own an original Marshall JCM2000 DSL head about 15 years ago when I used to gig and I am as happy with the new DSL40CR as I was with the JCM2000 head. These amps are made in Asia (along with most everything nowadays) and the older JCM head felt more 'road worthy' than the DSL40CR but I don't gig so my gear stays at home and is taken care of very well. If I was a gigging musician I would invest in some flight cases for the amps as they may not be as sturdy as their English made counterparts. All in all, I am very happy with the DSL40CR amps. And they look hella cool when I pop in my studio to say hello to my gear!
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