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Marshall JCM2000 DSL50 Head
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The Marshall JCM2000 DSL50 Head provides all the extra gain you'll ever need. Features Classic Gain and Ultra Gain channels, both with 2 modes that c...Click To Read More About This Product
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This head provides all the extra gain you'll ever need.
The Marshall JCM2000 DSL50 Head provides all the extra gain you'll ever need. Features Classic Gain and Ultra Gain channels, both with 2 modes that can take you from warm, clean valve tones to the souped-up threshold of sonic danger. A Deep switch adds a resonant bass boost for a meatier bottom end, and a Tone Shift scoops out the mid frequencies making it ideal for heavy metal tones. Reverb controls for each channel let you adjust the 'verb where you need it. Rear panel features include the usual speaker outputs, effects loop, and 2 footswitch jacks for changing channels and switching reverb in and out (footswitch not included). The Marshall JCM2000 Head delivers 50W of power and includes 4 ECC83 preamp valves and 2 EL34 power amp valves.
Reviewed by 46 customers
I went to the local music store and decided to try this machine out. Everytime I would ask the guys aboout the new Marshalls they'd say "Yours would smoke 'em". I decided to see for myself for once. To compare JCM 2000 DSL 50 to my JCM 800 split channel is not fair to DSL because my JCM is totally broken in (two four hour full volume excursions). This amp out of the box sounded really really nice and was very close to my JCM in tone and I'm sure that after a full break in she would hang with mine tonewise. The one advantage this amp has is it's running 50 watts as compared to my JCM's 100. This makes it much more useful in smaller clubs than mine. She's worthy of the Marshall name indeed.
I just got this amp, And I love it. I was a little worried about it at first because my friend use to have a TSL1000 that sound really bad. But this amp sound so good. You can get any tone you want out of it. I run my Boss EQ in front of it boost the highs and Mids and you can turn in to 4 channels.All and all this is a good amp. But more of a blues, rock type amp not really that good for metal without some help from some a EQ .
Ive had this thing for quite a while and loved it so much I think I will replace the tubes in it though. I went to my local guitar shop and was just asking about different amps, and the dude behind the desk asked "what do you got"?when I told him he said" everybody wants what you got"!!
First of all, this thing is not loud enough. Playing with my bass players head(400watts), and my drummers tama set this thing isn't loud enough. Other than that I played my cheap old bc rich bronze series guitar on this, and it sounded like heaven! No hymms and a lot of sustain than it usually had when I played on my peavy amp. This Marshall amp is excellent when you're stickin it to somebody.
I own several high end handwired amps but always seem to hit the switch on this one. It sits atop a 1960 AV cab and gets dirty at low volumes which my damaged ears appreciate at my age. It also plays extremely clean and quiet if you like that so it should accept pedals well but you won't need a distortion pedal here! This thing will hurt you if you want it to. Very versatile with plenty of power to rattle everything out in my shop off the walls at one point or another. No problems in almost a year now and no regrets. Put it with a cab full of Celestions and stand back!
Do yourself a favor, don't try to by cheaper tube amps...you might save some $ up front but you will never be happy. I tried a Peavey 2x12 valve king and it was OK but I still wasn't happy. I regreted selling my JCM 900 a few years ago, so after I grew tired of waiting on the Vintage Modern I got this head.. wow!!!I use this with a 1978 Gibson Les Paul Standard and a 2x12 closed back with Celestions and omygod just what everyone else has said already, this is the amp. Not much dialing in needed, it just sounds amazing immediately. Of course its a bit pricey but you get what you pay for. Do you want people going, "cool, that person's guitar tone is inexpensive!" This is the Jimmy Page/Hendrix etc. sound!!!
First and foremost, i would like to pay my respects to Marshall for manufacturing one of the best tube series amps out there. The tone on this puppy is phenomenal. The tone shifts and deepening effect allow for a huge range of high gains to deep warmth. I play hard/alternative rock in a band and this thing nails it. My true love lies with the blues and let me say i can create any sound from STV to the allman bros and back. With the 50W you can get the tubes to burn much more hot while keeping it relatively quiet, but dont get the wrong idea, this puppy can scream when and if you want it to. The price is a little much although you are def. getting what you pay for. Team it up with a jcm900 cab like me if you can find one or a 1960 will also get the job done. All in all GREAT STUFF!!!!!
This amp is awesome! Has the vintage Marshall sound in the green channel, and high gain 800, and higher gain 800 sound in the lead channel. Stock, the lead (red) channel is a little thin due to the choice of value of the treble bleed capacitor. When I had mine in the shop to diagnose/fix the reverb issue, I had the tech swap out the treble bleed cap for a lower value. Now my red channel is closer matched in volume/feel to my green channel, and has a real nasty/meaty growl. I love this amp! Honestly this thing is probably as good or better than a few 800's I've had the pleasure of playing. It's got THE Marshall sound, versatility with the second lead channel, and real tube driven spring reverb (unlike the newer Vintage Modern series). If you get the chance to, plug into one of these heads and take it for a test drive...you might end up taking it home.
Dual Channel, Shared EQ. Each channel has two flavors (low gain/high gain essentially). Separate reverb controls for each channel. Not super feature laden, but definitely gets the job done.
I bought mine 2nd hand, and it had issues with the reverb. Turned out to be a cold solder on the reverb board. Had it fixed, and now it sounds great.
Playing 35+ years, When it comes to Marshall I have had them all. This is one of THE most versatile one's that actually sounds good and is totally usable. Experiment with the gain. Like lead channel with gain way down (9-10 o'clock) with the amp cranked pretty decent, awesome. Clean channel (button out) gain maxed with a TS-808...sweet....it's all in there. a million combinations, it's as simple or complex as you need. Crunch w/gain 1/2, Duncan Booster, great all around rock sound that cleans up easy. I love this amp!The DSL50 will drag any other amp to the junk pile and toss it. (for good hard rock that is ;)I have to comment on that "Craven" post.................you gotta be kidding me, right? PS: JJ tubes!
I bought this amp about 5 years ago, and took it right out on the road with me. This amp is fantastic!! I play 3-6 shows a week and travel all over the country and this amp has never let me down. I've only replaced the tubes once just for standard maintance. I wouldn't trade this amp for anything.
This is a great amp! I've used it many times and it has the beautiful warm, suttle tone with great sustain. I wish it also had an individual channel for crunch but i DO NOT recommend the TSL. Other than that dislike, it's an amazing amp! It's well worth what you're paying for.
I own this amp and i love it so much. If you're looking for a great amp that you can hold onto for a long time. This is definitely the one for you.
great two channel amp. clean channel is crisp and clear, and channel 2 gives me so much distortion that I actually have to turn the gain down
THis amp is a monster...I like it better than the ds100 because the tubes are pushed harder and you get more of that great tone...and you don't have to make it louder than satan to hear it. I play out 3 to 4 times a week in fairly big venues and it is plenty of power.
I have owned this head for about 2 years. It has a very good clean channel and awesome lead channel. It is very versatile, punchy and all you would expect from Marshall. I highly recommend it. Now that I own it, I can't imagine playing through anthing else. I play mine through a Marshall 1960 A cabinet. That and a TS-808, DD-3, CE-5, and a Vox Wah and you are there.
this amp is absolutely incredible. the only thing is if you are looking for a really sharp metal tone with a lot of high end bite, then this thing is not it. it's got a real warm tone.
this amp is amazing. i want one really bad. it is so friggin cruchy and meaty. i played it with a triple humbucker SG so i guess that might have helped a little but it still is incredible.
the tsl 60 is the exact same price as the dsl50. i still gave this amp all tens cuz i didnt want to bring down the ratings cus this is still probably an awsome amp. for the same price get 10 more watts and extra eq!
owned it about 2 years.Perfect tone for me.It had that perfect sound I had only heard in my head.It needs a footswitch for the boost button on the overdrive side though.
This is an amazing Marshall amp. It has a awesome sound and amazing tone. I bought this amp in september and I have played with it live a lot. The one downside is it delays a little bit when you switch channels with the footswitch. This amp can cover a lot of genres and you can get many sounds from it for any style you are playing. Check this Marshall out.