Marshall DSL40C
Marshall DSL40C

DSL40C, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Marshall in the DSL 2012 series.

Public price: $970 VAT

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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chotabacha's review"The best Marshall in a long time, a very versatile tone monster and a future classic"

Marshall DSL40C
I play mainly progressive rock and fusion however I also amuse myself with classic rock, blues and metal. This DSL40c came after a long string of amps, most of them good in their own right, that for one reason or another did not meet my requirements.

Anyway this is a serious tone monster that has a good enough transformer and power supply to sound very nice played very very quietly at home or tearing the roof off a stadium. It is capable of delicate cleans but can also do the deepest, heaviest most monsterously bassy power chords. At full volume it would drown out the loudest drummer.

It has a lot of versatility and can go from clean to beautifully overdriven and all the way to heavy metal of at least the 90s. With a guitar with humbuckers it can do modern metal as well.

The nice thing is that he tones are all so rich and fully of harmonics. The amp is very touch sensitive and reacts very well to picking intensity.

It took about a month of playing for the amp to really reach its full potential.

About the only cons of this amp are the weak reverb and the fact that it is extremely heavy, probably because of its awesome build quality.

The amp has been completely without any faults since I have had it and this is one beast I am never selling.

nicobackseat's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" oh yeah!"

Marshall DSL40C
All lamp
Power: 40 Watts
1 speaker 12 "Celestion 70/80 Custom
Lamps: 4 x ECC83 and 2 x EL34
2 channels: Classic Gain and Ultra Gain
Volume and Gain controls for the two channels
Clean and Crunch modes on Classic Gain channel
Methods Lead 1 and Lead 2-channel Ultra Gain
3-band EQ (Bass, Mid, Treble)
Presence control
Tone Shift switch
Resonance control
Switch Pentode / Triode
Channel digital reverberation
Outputs speakers: 8 and 16 Ohm
2 button footswitch incl. (Channel selection and Reverb on / off)
Weight: approx. 23 kg


Plug and play, everything is said.
I did not need the manual, everything is very simple.

Easily obtained provided a very good sound we love Marshall's, of course.

For the record, I compared to its predecessor (I think) DSL 401, I tried with a friend, and I found it better and more successful.

Resonance control I particularly liked, providing the sound side the famous "cron-cron" (yes, I know, I have not found any other term) to expensive fan of AC / DC I am when you attack the strings ...


This amp is perfect for my style of music that ranges from punk rock to hard rock though strong, even blues.

I like the sound eyeing more towards AC / DC, as I said above, and, of course, we found it full with this kind of amp.

It's bold, it's hot, it's a big but unlike Marshall MG101FX (100 watts Transistor, yes, I know it does not compare lamps and transistors) that I have also, you do not lose all the precision and attack, on the contrary!

The clean sound is far from being disgusting, even if it is not the primary purpose of this amp, but I have not enough experience or valid comparison (Fender Hot Rod or otherwise) to be completely objective.

I use a Gibson Les Paul Special Faded and ben ... Here, what!


I tried other amps before choosing one: Orange Dual Terror (a tad too runny in the saturated), Peavey Classic 30 (a bit too vintage) and Blackstar HT 40 (not powerful enough! yes, same number of watts, but strangely not the same) ... and the least we can say is that the quality / price it is unbeatable!