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Old 03-28-2015, 01:40 PM   #1
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I am seriously considering a Marshall DSL-40C tube amp as my next purchase.
Anyone have an opinion on this unit? I don't play out much anymore but when I do, I need something dependable. My old Crate GFX-65 has give up the ghost and I need to replace it...Likes or dislikes anyone?
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Old 03-28-2015, 10:01 PM   #2
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I have one and I love it. It could stand a speaker change, but the stock speaker isn't too bad. I just put a WGS Reaper HP in mine, and a WGS Veteran 30 in a 1x12 extension cabinet I sometimes use with it. Both are great sounding speakers with the amp.

Is there anything in particular you want to know about it?
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For the most part, Mr.G, I'm tired of having to fix an amp. My crate is only 15 years old, was only used for about 7 of those years and has been repaired so many times I can't count them all. I want a dependable amp.
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I haven't had mine long enough to speak for it's dependability, but I haven't heard of any issues, and it's a very solidly built amp. I know no one ever does, but I don't foresee any issues turning up as long as you take care of it.
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Well, here's hoping its a good one, cause I just brought one home. Of the 50 or so reviews I read, only 2 did not give it a 5. So its time to put it to the test
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Congratulations! I hope you love it! Let us know how you get on with it.
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I think you did well. That said, tube amps are more likely to need repair from time to time than solid states. Marshall's are no exception (in fact, they might be worse than some). My rule is to always have some kind of spare around - either a solid state or a modeling pedal you can just plug into the PA.
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From the modern Marshalls DSL are quite something
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