Marshall have introduced 4 new all-tube Dual Super Lead (DSL)
Series amplifiers, based on their popular JCM2000 DSL100 head.
The new DSL 100H still retains the original amp's main
features and valve structure, but with an added Resonance control,
digital reverb instead of spring, and a rear panel Pentode/Triode
switch which drops the output down to 50 watts from
The new models are:
This all-tube twin-channel 100 Watt monster takes everything
that was great about the DSL100 and adds modern upgrades to the
original valve circuitry. It comes fitted with 4 x ECC83 and 4 x
EL34 tubes, the same set of tubes that the original DSL100 had.
Marshall stopped at copying the eq controls like for like and added
the resonance control which allows you to shape the low-end. The
old spring Reverb in the original version is replaced with a more
sturdy and consistent studio-quality digital reverb. And finally,
like its little brother, the DSL1100H comes with a Pentode/Triode
switch which cuts the amps output to 50 Watts.
Marshall has described the DSL15H as a mini-brute. Still with
the same all-valve design, 4 12AX7's and 2 6v6's tubes power this
little monster. It comes with two footswitchable channels - classic
"British" gain and ultra gain and also features very good tone
shaping options for a head this size. With a 4 way EQ, a midshift
button and a deep button which boosts the low register, the DSL15H
looks a real gem. It retais at $499.99, and also includes the
footswitch in the price.
The Marshall DSL15C is the combo version of the DSL15H, it
features the same all-tube amplifier conveniently paired with a 12"
custom voiced Celestion speaker. This 1x12 combo gives you the same
tube circuitry and tone shaping features as the amp head version -
including the 4 way EQ, midshift and deep buttons. Not only that,
Marshall equipped the DSL15C with a footswitchable digital
The DSL40C 40 Watt Combo has 4 12 AX7′s and 2 EL34′s and
also has 2 channels, classic gain and ultra gain with 2 modes per
channel. The digital reverb has a level control for each channel
and again this amp has the Mid-Shift and Deep controls and
Pentode/Triode switch to go between 40 and 20 Watts. It also has a
bypassable Series FX Loop and a single 12″ Celestion
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