Dsl1cr - Will It Serve My Needs?

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  1. Bftx

    Bftx New Member

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    Hi everyone, I'm wanting to buy my first tube amp. I'm fairly new to Guitar, and play for fun in a bedroom.

    I currently have a Gibson Les Paul Faded and a Code 25, but I want something a bit more bare bones, with a more authentic sound. I find myself tweaking presets and fiddling with my Code more than I do playing.

    I want something future proof, classic, and a nice bedroom tube sound.

    Would the DSL1CR fit the bill?

    I like early Megadeth & Metallica, AC/DC, Classic Rock, etc..
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    That would suit you fine, I would consider the head version and get a 1x12 or better yet a 2x12 cab. A closed back cab will give you more punch for the kind of music you play.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I have a budget of $300, and I can get a brand new DSL1CR for $299. I guess I could get a cab down the road if need be. I'm stretching it with my budget already haha.

    I'm super excited about this purchase. A Gibson Les Paul and a Marshall Tube amp will be a treat, match made in heaven. If you would have told me I'd have this combo one year ago, I would have thought you were crazy.
     
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    The DSL1CR is crammed full of useful features for the bedroom guitarist (reverb, footswitchable channels, effects loop, cabinet-emulated phones/recording output, etc.) and is a riot of a practice amp; and let's not forget it's the most adorable little Marshall ever. It's got some really fun classic and hard rock sounds in it, and is suprisingly loud.

    Methinks this won't be your last Marshall. :dude:
     
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    It also sounds great slaved into another bigger amps power stage.
     
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    I also have the dsl1 Head, and have not tryed slaving it into another power amp. How do you connect it? Through the effects loop or? I have a 40dsl and a 100 dsl i could try. Thanks
     
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    It sounds like the DSL1C is perfect for your needs.
     
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    Thanks everyone! Do I need to buy a pedal to get the Megadeth and Metallica sound, or should the amp be able to get pretty close?
     
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    There’s quite a bit of gain on tap with these amps, they gets darn close. A good OD or Distortion pedal would get you where you want to be for sure.
     
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    There’s nothing quite a LP and a Marshall! :hbang:
     
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    The 1-watt has plenty of gain for metal, but by nature of having only two preamp tubes, it's a looser, more "asymmetrical" clipping than something with a solid state clipping section (i.e. Blackstar HT1). Personally, I love the sounds the Marshall makes for hard rock and metal, but it's definitely got a little bit of fuzz to it. That said, older metal tends to have that sound to it, so you should very much be in the ballpark.

    I doubt a 1x8 combo would take pedals well, anyway, if I'm honest.
     
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    I think you'll eventually get frustrated by the 8" speaker.
     
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    Loop,send to return
     
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    A head and a 1X12 cabinet, you don't really want an 8 inch speaker. It won't have enough chunk to it.
     
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    I think if you watch these 2 videos, you will be up to date on that.



     
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    While I sure would love to have a 1x12 and a head, I have a 2 year old and about the only time I have a chance to play is when he's asleep or not home haha.
     
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    Maybe what you really want is an amp w/ headphones instead.
     
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    Another post said to go efx send to efx return, I go a tad bit differently, I set the 2’nd amp on a clean channel and then go to instrument in, either way works let your ears decide !!
     
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    I will never go solemnly head phones again, I want to get my live tone down, because that’s the way you are going to be playing.
     
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    I went into major shock, when I took the headphones off and tried to play live,:noplease: what I thought was going to be great was a failure. YMMV:naughty:
     

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