Dsl40cr settings

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  1. Shawnkparsons

    Shawnkparsons New Member

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    So I was In an accident that has landed me at home for years and thought I'd like to learn to play guitar some do i bought a dsl40cr and a PRS s2 standard and a PRS silver sky. Can someone help me with settings for this amp for 70s and 80s rock? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Sabbathu

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    Sorry to hear about your accident, but things happen for a reason, bro. Good luck on your musical journey.

    I have the same amp and I’m still finding new tones. Others here will give you better advise than I can, but in the meantime, enjoy your stay here and enjoy being a musician.
     
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    tce63 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry about your accident.

    :welcome: to the forum, a great place
     
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  4. Len

    Len Well-Known Member

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    Start with everything at noon, then tweak to taste (there are no common settings). Keep presence and resonance low at first.
     
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    Shawnkparsons New Member

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    Thank you all for the advise and warm welcome to this forum!
     
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  7. Troy T. Blues

    Troy T. Blues Active Member

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    Welcome! Yes, good tip is to start with everything at noon as mentioned above. The only things that I do differently are to crank the weak reverb. I also set the master volumes cranked all the way and use the channel volume to taste. It just sounds better to me that way.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    BftGibson Well-Known Member

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    srry for your accident..going thru same thing here for 3 years now...the DSL40cr last year helped pull me thru a dark time. Recorded whole CD on it, capturing how life is when you are stripped of everything in 1 gross negligent act by others..
    I used Classic on red dimed chan & MV like a plexi for tonei & found a whole lotta goodness there using vol & tone knob on guitar.. My gain was never past noon & the pres & res really could dial the amp in

    Ultra chan Red & green..same but gain under noon for most..the heavies came pretty nice & bottom stayed tight. Classic chan run wide open is great for classic hard rock

    Vibes to you recovering.,D
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member

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    :cheers:
    :welcome: To the forum of Marshall
    I see you have got a number of replies, gain under noon is the single best thing to keep in mind, while you are seeking your tone
    These amps have far more gain than you can use.
    Mine are not the cr version, but they are quite similar,
    I am sorry that an accident is what got you started here,
    but kudos to you for having a positive attitude towards it all.
    Excellent first amp to start off on to by the way.
    Don’t get discouraged, this does take time, but as I am sure you have already experienced some tasty things about playing the guitar !
    Enough of my ramblings.
    Cheers Mitch
     
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  11. Paul H.

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    Here’s a tip.
    Get yourself a loop pedal. I use a Boss RC 3. It’s a flexible piece of kit and very useful.
    Put something on a loop; a couple of chords, a short lick, maybe a riff or just a sustained power chord.
    Once you’re done play the loop into the front of the amp and twiddle, fiddle, tweak and tune to your hearts content.
    This way you can try all sorts of settings using a consistent, repeatable passage.
    Clean or crunch, OD1/OD2. Gain up, gain down. MV high or low, channel volume....
    The permutations are endless....

    Man, there’s some fun to be had and you’ll definitely find a tone that suits your own unique style.

    This is also an excellent way of hearing your amp at maximum volume outside your house/apartment/dwelling/soon to be former residence!

    So sorry an accident brought you here.
    Super pleased you’re here with us......

    Cheers, Paul H.
     
  12. Mitchell Pearrow

    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member

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    That has been on my mind for a bit now.
    Excellent way to dial in your tone, break in new speakers, put pieces together and be able to solo over your own playing.
    Definitely need to grab one!
    Cheers Mitch
     
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    I run 2 looper pedals on my board. One first in the chain and one as the last pedal. The first is only used for tweaking tone.
     
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