I really want a Marshall amp; not because of the name on the front, but I know all of my favourite music was recorded with one. My favourite album of all, for example, was recorded with an old JCM2000 DSL100 (which is obviously not for sale anymore).
This led me to find the new DSL range, but I've heard bad things; particularly about the DSL40C which has lots of reports of fizziness. It also sounded pretty unpleasant to me on YouTube reviews. exchange rates online
I'm told JCM800 is a quintessential of sorts, and I know many music I like which was recorded with one, but I don't want to spend that much money, and apparently it's very loud.
I've heard terrible things about SLX, and the I don't know if the MA/MGX ranges will achieve what I'm looking for.
So I just don't know what to get dude. My main sound is a high gain rocky sound which is really smooth rather than dirty and sounds really emotive... like from the song "The Kill" by Thirty Seconds to Mars.
My budget is about £600.
Hi. Is there anyway of Marshall making a low watt emulated preamp such as the dsl 1 for the code. I was wondering if this would make my code 25 a more useable bedroom amp as at the moment even adjusting levels in app its hard to achieve usable evening sound levels.
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I just purchased the dsl40cr and I think it is acting strange.
When I put the amp in the low power mode, I think it sounds normal. But when I switch it to the high power mode, without changing any settings on the amp or the guitar, the volume decreases.
I'm not sure if this is normal??
I play on low volume with the master volume on about 1~2 and adjust the channel volume for the most part.
The volume level sounds similar when the channel volume is on 2 (low power) vs 8 (high power).
I would think that high power = higher volume?
I've read that the volume difference may not be a lot but to actually decrease going from low to high power mode seems strange.
The volume level responds much more sensetively when it is on the low power mode. When it is on high power, it does not respond as sensetively. It gets louder as you increase the volume but not as much as when it is on low power mode.
Is this normal??
Hi. I recently purchased a DSL40 CR and am wanting the 6 button footswitch so I can use all of the amps capabilities. Is the PEDL 91016 available yet in the US? My local Marshall dealer says that these have been back ordered for months. Currently they are telling me there is a 2 to 3 week shipment delay. What is the availability of these?
Thanks for Your response, but i wanted To insist that popping Is not produced by the buttom, it is through The MX 212a speaker's cabinet, i have compared To other amps DSL And don't have this problem. Please help me..
a month ago I bought my dsl 20hr, and i have an Excessive popping when switching channels .. it is normal ? please help me...
So the gig me and my band are about to play is getting closer and closer. 10 more days and I'll be on a stage again after 7 years. Seven years of playing by myself in my bedroom.
I got to the point where my approach would be to set my amp to a crunchy sound ala AC/DC, then kick on my SD-1 with the volume pushed and the gain turned up just a wee bit to tighten the low end and saturate a bit more. Use an EQ pedal in the loop to boost the volume for solos.
Now last rehearsal I turned up with only my guitar and my EQ pedal for the volume bump for solos. I couldn't be bothered to carry my heavy ass all analogue pedalboard with me and wanted to see how things would go. My JCM 2K DSL 100 was at the rehearsal space waiting.
Without my SD-1 I had to turn up the gain on the amp quite a bit more and change the EQ as well, cut more bass, kick in more mids and I was obviously missing some saturation.
So whilst it was harder to play and I lacked the distortion I also noticed that the guitar sounded way better and I cut through the mix easily. My other guitar player uses an ENGL Powerball MK2 through an oversized ENGL cab with V30s without any pedals, I have my DSL through a Marshall cab with G12-75s (cab belongs to another guitar player sharing the rehearsal room with us)
Now the obvious problem here is that I am competing with a V30 loaded cab whilst using the mid scooped G12T-75 Celestions, but if you ignore that for a minute my observation is the following:
Without a boost pedal my guitar sounds bigger and fits into the mix better. I have to be more accurate with my technique and my playing has to be tighter. More volume means less need for saturation and compression that a boost pedal usually provides yet it asks for a tighter picking hand.
I guess what I am trying to say or rather ask: Have you had the same experience? A boost pedal is brilliant when playing by yourself to get an amazing guitar sound, once the whole band is involved the pedal only buries you in the mix?
I think I finally understand how desirable it is to have an amp that does not need any additional help from an OD pedal. My DSL can sound as heavy as a Mesa Rectumfrier, but only when pushed by a TS-9 or SD-1. With the band it sounds better when no pedals are involved.
I came to the conclusion that I need to toss the gadgets and work on my technique more. Only use the boost pedal for solos and get to the point where my right hand will sqeeze a tight low end even out of a JTM 45.
Or I'll just bring my V30 loaded cab to the gig, kick on my SD-1 for my rhythms too and see how that goes
What are your observations folks? Do tell, cheers!
Hi, I’m in New York and I wanted to buy a Marshall DSL 20C, but ANY store keeps one new, so I wanted to know if you recommend me to buy a code 50, a origin 20, a dsl40c or any other?
I have a 2012 DSL40C. If I use a 16 Ohm extenstion cab, can I plug that into one of the 8 OHM outputs, and then move the cord for the internal 16 ohm speaker to the other 8 ohm output, basically turning this into a 12 x 3 speaker configuration? Will the amp be able to power that many speakers?
looking for model of footswitch for JCM2000 DSL
I'm currently looking at getting either the Marshall DSL1H or DSL20H amp head. I know that they both have emulated out's that can be used with headphones, but what I'd like clarified for me is how this would work exactly. I'm not going to be buying a cab for it right away, but would like to be able to still use all the knobs on the amp to sculpt te tones I want and to also control volume levels. Is this something that I can achieve without a cab connected to it? If I need a cab connected to it can I just connect it to a load box?
hi .. anyone can help me to create preset "modern high gain" like jeff loomis,keith merrow sound? is it marshall code can do it???? lets share and learn . thx a lot
hi went to buy a new dsl40cr recently told by salesman no longer avaible.is this true.. if so will there be a new 2019 dsl 40 availble in near future.thanks
Hello , I am new with an all valves amp.
I just received my new DSL5CR and, whatever the distance i am from the amp and the position and the cable used and or the room i am in my house, i still have a lot of hums on the ultra gain channel.
I can’t even reach half the volume without a lot of hum.
I am using a Fender deluxe black strat (mexican) and also an Epiphone Les Paul Standard guitars.
Is it normal?
Will a noise gate pedal fix the problem.
I've just bought brand new DSL 5 CR.
When I switch on the combo for the firts time everything is fine.
Then when I swich off and switch on again I hear three quite loud bang noises. The third bang noise is when the CHANNEL SELECT diode make red or green.
Is it normal or somethings wrong with my combo?
I just recently bought a used Marshall DSL 40CR. It didn’t come with a footswitch. I wanted to know if there are compatible 1 button or 2 button foot switches other than the PEDL-90012 to change the channel. I know there are plenty of footswitches for the older DSL amps. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I've had a PEDL-91016 footswitch on backorder since August. Can someone provide me the schematic to switch the master volumes? That's all I really want from the switch anyhow.
I'm to the point where this feature was the only reason I bought the amp, and I've not been able to get the footswitch to use it. I do love the tone, but I'm kinda done waiting on it now that I hear it'll be April. This is really my first Marshall purchase, I'm not sure I'll purchase a new product again at this point.
I have a Nov 2017 build, and have had this problem from the beginning...tried to work around it and it is now becoming unusable for me. In short, the amp responds fine when setting things up...but it it becomes inconsistant as the session wears on. Accepts commands and switches one time, then doesn't the next time, etc. I've seen others complaining of this on other forums. and have yet to see any definitive answer.
Is anyone using the PEDL-91016, and if so, does this wotk as advertised? Or is this a DSL midi issue?
does anyone know where i can get a dsl 5 cr schmeatic ? needing for valve cange and justage of bias :)