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 to pent-up player demand, Marshall presents their new, all-tube DSL Series. Amazingly affordable, the DSL40C Dual Super Lead combo fortifies your tone arsenal with impressive power and the tastiest tonal qualities and features of both modern and vintage Marshals - 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.
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 get-go, 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've got the volume to rule any club in the world. Sporting the same tube compliment (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. You now get a Resonance control (as opposed to the original's fixed Deep switch), letting 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 FX loop. Marshall's 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?
- This combo is capable of conjuring any classic Marshall sound - past or present
- Two channels: Classic Gain and Ultra Gain
- Each channel boasts two modes: Clean/Crunch and Lead 1/Lead 2, respectively
- Highly effective Resonance control replaces the original's fixed Deep switch
- Tone Shift button gives you incredible tonal flexibility
- Studio-grade digital Reverb
- Rear-panel Pentode/Triode switch drops the amp's output to a studio-friendly 20 watts
- Bypassable rear-panel Series FX loop
- 12" custom-voiced Celestion 70/80 speaker
- Included 2-way footswitch for channel switching and Reverb on/off