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
Blemished, USED
Shipping Weight: 65 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 29 x 25 x 15 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): M-DSL40CR-U

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
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. (27 ratings)
Submitted September 16, 2020 by Bradford Capinjola in Middlesex, NJ


Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Not sure why this is getting negative experience has been nothing but fantastic. I was extremely surprised about how good this amp is. I have the DSL40CR version with JJ tubes and the Celestion V-Type speaker not the DSL40C. Maybe the DSL40C is the version people are having issues with? Idk. Anyways, this amp absolutely rips! The clean is super clean. And you have to realize that to get a crystal clean sound, you have to turn the gain down on the clean and raise the volume otherwise, yes, it will not be clean. I cannot believe how much OD1 on the ultra gain channel hearkens back to earlier JMP/JCM 2204 tones. OD2 is seriously a monster of a setting. You can do any kind of metal with OD2 and when you put a boost in front of it, WATCH OUT! This amp takes effects very well and overall just sounds great. I would highly recommend this as a practice/small gig amp. It can definitely get LOUD. 40 tube watts is a lot of power and at half power, it retains the TONE. I purchased this for practice and those small gigs you cannot bring a JCM 800 half stack to. Anyways, I feel like I'm being repetitive. Buy it. You'll love it. If you don't' like it, send it back. zZounds is the best company to buy gear from and the easiest to deal with. I've never had any issues whatsoever with them.

I play rock/metal/blues. This amp responds extremely well to my playing and style. Like all Marshalls, don't forget about the mids!

Features read more
It's not useless, but I'm not a reverb guy. It sounds good though.

Ease of Use
This amp is super easy to use. Within half a minute I was hearing great tones.

This amp is sturdy and well built.

This is more than worth what I paid for it. Extremely satisfied.

Manufacturer Support
I have spoke to Marshall in the past. Pleasant and helpful every time. It's like anyone else in life. If you're nice to people and don't act like a Karen, chances are they'll be nice back.

The Wow Factor
I have a lot of amps and would still want it. It appeals to me because you get big Marshall tone without the big Marshall lol.

Musical Background:
Professional Musician

Musical Style:
Rock/Metal/Blues and whatever comes out. Sometimes it gets jazzy and sometimes you feel like a nut.
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