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Marshall DSL40C Limited Edition Vintage 40W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp   

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This limited edition Marshall DSL40C 40W tube combo amplifier is a sturdy, all-tube, gig-ready 40-watt workhorse now with a Vintage cover. It boasts ...Read More

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A versatile 40W combo, great for gigging players with a limited edition Vintage cover.

This limited edition Marshall DSL40C 40W tube combo amplifier is a sturdy, all-tube, gig-ready 40-watt workhorse now with a Vintage cover. It boasts a Celestion 12" speaker and the exact same front and rear panel features as the DSL100H. The Triode (Half Power) option drops the DSL40C's output to 20 watts, making it exceptionally versatile.

FEATURES
  • Power: 40W (tube)
  • Tubes: four 12AX7; two EL34
  • Pentode/Triode switch to drop power down from 40W to 20W
  • Two footswitchable channels - Classic Gain and Ultra Gain
  • Two Modes per channel for extra flexibility
  • Speaker: 1x12" Celestion
  • Footswitchable, studio-quality, digital Reverb with Level control for each channel
  • Shared 5-way EQ - Treble, Middle, Bass, Presence and Resonance
  • Mid-Shift button adds to the amp's tonal flexibility
  • Bypassable series FX loop
  • 2-way footswitch supplied
  • Vintage cover
  • Dimensions: 24.4" x 19.3" x 9.9"
  • Weight: 50.5 lb.

The legendary all-tube power, performance and projection of the Marshall DSL has returned, call or click to get yours!

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MarshallDSL40C Limited Edition Vintage 40W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (11)
  • Good power output (10)
  • Warm / comfy (10)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Portable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (10)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Home studio (7)
  • Professional recording (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

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5.0

Great Amp

By jk

from Gautier, MS

About Me Novice

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Looks Awesome
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Marshall DSL40C Limited Edition Vintage 40W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    I bought this amp during the MF Labor Day sale and thought it was an exceptional deal. I currently only use it for practicing at home. It has great tone, power and presence and should be good for anything short of big venues. I purchased it b/c my Mesa 50 watt head/cab was too loud for a practice amp. The Marshall is perfect for my current and any foreseeable future needs, whether it be practice, jamming or gigging. It's switchable to half wattage but I don't find it necessary even in my home...tone is good throughout the volume spectrum in 40 watt mode. I've read where others found it necessary to switch out the pre-amp tubes and although mine had some hiss and pop at first, they seem to have settled down. I find nothing wrong with the tone of the stock tubes. Given MF's return policy, I'm thankful I didn't have to return it. Highly recommend this amp...

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This Marshall tube amp rocks...

    By Bones

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Beautiful
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Marshall DSL40C Limited Edition Vintage 40W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      Outstanding! Marshall stays true to their classic tones. You get a 59 plexi and a jcm800 in this amp. It is plenty loud for most venues, even without house systems. If you don't mind shattering Windows or getting a divorce and losing all your gear, you better switch it to half wattage before playing at home.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very Nice Amp

      By SirPuttsAlot

      from New York

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about Marshall DSL40C Limited Edition Vintage 40W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      The Vintage Look of this is Amp is beautiful and it's a very powerful unit for home use. In a large 20' x 22' room, I still have to run it @ half power. It definitely delivers on the Marshall Sound that I was looking for and the included pedal was a nice touch.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Recommend, absolutely!

      By Joseph

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about DSL40C Limited Edition Vintage 40W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      The first one I bought was "used - mint" which had a tube issue. The 2nd channel did not work at all. Anyway, swapped that one for a brand new one and couldn't be happier with this amp! The vintage look of this amp is great in person, but the tones in this thing... unbelievable. It is exactly as advertised; anything from plexi to JCM2000. I run it mostly in triode on the drive channel (lead 1) with the gain at 9 or 10 o'clock and the notes just literally leap off the fretboard. The clean channel is very impressive as well -- better than expected; big bottom end. It's definitely a FUN amp to play. Not many are. If you can't get the goods with this amp, you're probably better off in front of a piano. I'd say the break in period on the speaker was a solid 12hrs of playing at moderate volume. New speakers can be a tad tight and harsh sounding, of course, but it's all butter now. I'm going to run it through my vintage 4x12 and see what's what. Can't wait!

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Marshall DSL40C

      By Spider John

      from Lumberton, MS

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Loud
      • Powerful
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • too loud for bedroom practice

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances

      Comments about Marshall DSL40C Limited Edition Vintage 40W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      Bought this sweet little thing about a month ago now. Quickly found out even at half power this amp kicks like a mule in a small room. At full power, well, better wear earplugs. This is NOT a bedroom practice amp, not unless you and your family and neighbors like rattling walls and vibrating floors. As for the tone, the crunch channel NAILS the tone i was looking for from this amp with my SG. The clean channel is fairly descent, and copes fairly well with a tele for country twang. Haven't messed with the ultra gain channels much, but there are some good sounds to be found there as well. Like others have said, the celestion is BRIGHT right out of the box, but it mellows out with some use. The finishing is pretty great for an overseas built amp, and the eq, volume, and gain knobs do a great job of fine tuning the sound. The reverb isn't as good as say a spring verb, but it does fine for what i play. It seems to have a pretty good quality about it, everything from the finish and grille cloth to the switches and knobs. Its heavy, but still lighter than a 4x12. Overall a pretty amazing amp for the price. Next objective is to get a 4x12 and really test it out.

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      (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Yes

      By James

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Marshall DSL40C Limited Edition Vintage 40W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      Good amp.

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      (14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This is awesome!

      By David

      from undisclosed

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Extremely versatile
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Marshall DSL40C Limited Edition Vintage 40W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

        This thing is a beast! It should be kept behind a pane of glass with a sign that says: "In case of electric guitar emergency….break glass!" This is the most versatile tube amp out there. If you can't find a sound you like on this amp, then you are impossible to please. The reverb is great. It will be fine for you, unless you play in a 60's surf band, but no one uses reverb like that anymore! Yes, the stock speaker must be broken in. The clean is amazing and stunningly crisp and quiet. This is like the Swiss army knife of amplifiers. You can use it for home practice, studio use, jamming with a band or playing an outdoor concert….if you drive a 4-12 cabinet with it.
        It is amazing that any amp manufacturer can offer a product of this quality and versatility for this price. It is made in the far East…………….SO WHAT?? So are cell phones…and they are way more complex than a guitar amp. If you get this, you will never need any other amp…..no matter what style of music you play. People on here who are whining about the speaker, the reverb, the tubes or some other stock part of this amp: GET A CLUE!
        Go and get a fender hot rod or blues deluxe, which cost more by the way, and then spend more money on pedals, and you still won't sound nearly as good as this!!
        If you are truly an artist…..this is a wonderful blank canvas!! If you want a blank canvas, made in Europe or America…than spend the additional money and get it, but make it your own! Put in your dream speaker, tubes, mods, reverb or whatever else and make it your own! But please quit whining about this amp not being perfect…..nothing is. If this was made in England and cost $1200, you gear snobs would be just raving about how great it is!

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        pure marshall

        By bj

        from michigan

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Marshall DSL40C Limited Edition Vintage 40W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          Got a nice clean sound,and when you stomp the pedal your ripping

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Value

          By Dusty14u

          from Eastern NC

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Marshall DSL40C Limited Edition Vintage 40W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

            I have a handful of good tube amps and this is by far the best I have ever owned or played. It covers all the ground of other one dimensional amps. My Fender amps cover clean but woefully lack in good tube distortion. This amp has it all.
            The only thing I would like to see is the ability to foot switch between the two clean options and the two lead options. Getting SRV and Hendrix tones,as well as most other classic and even modern toes is effortless. I can easily gig with this with no pedals, which is the first time I have ever been able to say that. It does take pedals very well and the Fed loop works well.

            This amp is the best value on the market today, bar none.

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice

            By Rokn Rod

            from Evanston Il

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Marshall DSL40C Limited Edition Vintage 40W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

              Has good sound on both channels. Easy to transition from solo sound to strumming level with footswitch.

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