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Marshall DSL40C Guitar Combo Amplifier (40 Watts, 1x12")
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on 7-4-2018.
Product Description
Modeled after Marshall's highly acclaimed Dual Super Lead amp heads, the gig-ready DSL40C guitar combo amplifier delivers Marshall sound in a portable package. The Marshall DSL40C blasts 40 watts of tube-driven sound through one 12" speaker, and features all the road-ready controls you'd expect on a Marshall amp, including a Resonance control for bass boost, Presence control for added highs, passive 3-band EQ with a "Tone Shift" button for notching out the mids, and even a digital spring reverb.

Learn more with this video from Marshall:

Two Gig-Ready, Footswitchable Channels

For veterans and beginners alike, the DSL40C makes it easy to rock like a champion. Stomp the footswitch to toggle between clean to distorted channels to add some crunch. Stomp the Reverb button to add quacky spring-like sounds or deep moaning lows with professional-quality digital reverb and separate reverb controls for each channel. A shared EQ section offers treble, mid, bass, presence, and resonance controls, giving depth to your tone whether you're filling the room with screaming tubes or softly strum with warm, natural overdrive. And thanks to its all-tube design, this Marshall amplifier is sure to leave an impression.

Portable Marshall Power

With tube-driven preamp and powered amplifiers, the Marshall DSL40C will sound like an amp twice its size. Two channels with independent gain and volume knobs for each channel make it easy to change the mood at the press of a button. A gain boost button is also provided for each channel, in case you need to "take it up to eleven," and a switch on the back lets you switch to half power (20 watts) for when you're just practicing.

Check out this overview of the Marshall DSL40C:


- 40-watt two-channel tube amplifier for guitar
- One Celestion Seventy 80 12" speaker
- Switchable between 40 Watt and 20 Watt output
- Preamp: three ECC83 tubes
- Power amp: one ECC83 and two EL34
- Independent volume, gain, and gain boost controls for each channel
- Shared treble, mid, bass, presence, and resonance EQ controls
- Studio-grade digital reverb with independent controls for each channel
- 1/4-inch input
- 1/4-inch send and return for effects loop
- Included Marshall PEDL-00009 footswitch for switching between channels and reverb modes

Any guitarist knows that nothing sounds quite like a Marshall tube amp, but you can't lug around a half stack each time you want to jam -- and that's why Marshall introduced the DSL amplifier line. Plug into Marshall quality in a portable guitar amp with the DSL40C combo.
Reviews From Buyers
This amp is THE BOMB! There are actually two completely different voices on both the clean and the dirty channels giving you FOUR totally different sounds. The clean channel is crystal clear and so heavenly with beautiful rings and sustain. Throw a switch though and you can muddy it up with some crunch that doesn't forget that it's the clean channel. I love that because there are a lot of tunes that don't have the heavy crunch, but they also don't have the chimey, crystal clear cleans.On the distortion channel though is where the magic begins! Again, two totally different settings but both ROCK! You get that classic sound of the sixties and seventies we grew up on during the British Invasion! The amp just makes your playing sound amazing and you'll just want to take all your stomp boxes, effects pedals, and everything else and throw them in the trash! The distortion is that beautiful! It is so easy to make this amp sound great. All of my other amps require tweaking and fine tuning. Not this one. It's perfect and forgiving no matter where you put the knobs. Very, very easy to get great sounds out of this. I got this to "downsize" from my larger rigs, but forget it! This thing is big and heavy, but it's solid and substantial. It's just not light and easily transportable.40w is VERY loud when you're talking tube amps. I'm in a house and when I put this thing on 2, the cats and dogs are running for cover! Would EASILY fill a small to medium auditorium without going through the PA or putting a mic in front of it.Only complaint would be the footswitch. It works fine, but there are no LEDs or indicators of any sort on it. Otherwise, this amp is INCREDIBLE!!
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 65 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 29 x 26 x 15 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DSL40C
Blemished, USED
Shipping Weight: 65 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 29 x 26 x 15 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DSL40C
Warehouse Resealed, USED
Shipping Weight: 65 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 30 x 25 x 15 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DSL40C