The Official Marshall DSL40c Information Thread

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  1. Micky

    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I believe that on the 40cr it is not installed.
     
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    Because these are analog devices, a fixed target number for a bias isn't "best" for everyone. It's supposed to be a calculation based on your specific plate voltage. That's affected by the tubes installed.

    https://www.amplifiedparts.com/tech-articles/tube-amplifier-bias-calculator

    Once you nail that setting and play it for a while, you might find that your personal preference is lower (cooler) or higher (hotter) than the calculations give you. If you then move it up or down based on how soon you want distortion to happen and by how much. Less gives you more head room before distorting. Low enough and you won't get to distortion before the amp is maxed out (if that's what you like, then maybe a Fender amp is more to your tastes than a Marshall). High enough and tubes die sooner. Pick your poison.
     
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    I just ordered a G12 Vintage 30 can't wait to put it in. I never changed an amp speak before I hope it sounds good.
     
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    Speaker swaps are the easiest mod to do short of putting Hello-Kitty stickers all over the outside of the cabinet.
     
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    I just installed the Vintage 30 and I couldn't be happier. WOW!!! What a difference. A DSL40 on steroids.
     
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    IMO, the Seventy/80 was a poor choice for an open-back combo like this. I think a couple years after Marshall released the 40c they realized this, and offered different OEM choices.

    The Seventy/80 is, however, a great (inexpensive) speaker for a closed-back cab. It also works well in some other combos that aren't quite as 'bright' as a Marshall. The Vintage 30 as well as the WGS Veteran 30 are very popular replacements for the 40c.
     
  7. Mitchell Pearrow

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    Been trying to work my way out of a slump, and thought I would post this clip back here in one of my favorite threads!
    Cheers Mitch
     
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    The DSL's are delivering in this one Mitch.
    BP
     
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    Thanks brother, I am using the tone lab for the delay.
     
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    Same settings as above.
    But faded SG, instead of the LP.
    Cheers Mitch
     
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    Mitch I'm thinking this is the best one yet in terms of composition and playing.
    Go with the flow bro.
    BP
     
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    Thanks Ray .
    The compliment goes further from a fellow player.
     
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    I can buy into that. When I split out the C into a Head+2-speaker-closed-back-cab, I put the Seventy/80 back into service next to the 75w Creamback. They compliment each other very well in their new home.

    https://www.fjr-tips.org/misc/amp/DSL40C_Mod/A_Project.html
     
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    Why would Marshall put 2 high microphone 12AX7’s in this amp? I thought high microphonics was a bad trait? V3&4 are a long plate SHUGUANG 12AX7B’s. I looked them up they’re a pretty cheap tube, like $11. The EH 12AX7 are a kind of a longer plate. Would these be a better tube in these slots? The SHUGUANGS sounded pretty good tho. Right now I have a EH in V3 and a preferred series 7025 in V4. Any other long plate such as a JJ ECC803 they say it’s not ideal for a combo amp due to vibration, I have a couple 803’s in my JVM and they’re killer.
     
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    Anybody ever get a Strat to cooperate with a DSL40C ? I had a DSL40CR , but at the time I played just Les Pauls . Loved that combo but got rid of the amp because I thought I was done gigging and it was overkill for the bedroom . Well , turns out I'm not done gigging . I picked up what looks like a never played DSL40C in an open box for a price that was stupid . The Les Pauls play well enough but the Strat refuses to play nice in the Red channel . The Strat has EMG DG pups which are active pups . The amp as we speak is at my amp techs shop getting a Creamback and a C19 bypass switch installed which I've read about extensively in this thread .
    Any thoughts on how to tame the Strat with this amp ?
     
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    Green channel clean(not crunch)with amp gain maxed or close to it and mildly boosted with a pedal. Cleans up nicely with guitar volume.
     
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    What Solarburn said and in the other modes hit the tone shift button on the front panel.
    And welcome to the forum.
    Cheers
    Mitch
     
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    I basically use the tone switch when I go from an LP to a Fender guitar...
     
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    Thanks for the replies everyone , it's appreciated . I'll try these suggestions when I get the amp back . I'll let you know how I make out .............
     
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    C2003CCF-11AF-4584-AB30-40C67CBF136C.jpeg Just picked up a used DSL40C, I’d sold my old one back a few years ago, and have been using all modeling the last couple years.

    saw this one pop up and he wanted a guitar swap, I had a seven stringer I wasn’t using and he loved it.

    it’s unusual, the Tolex is a cream color, the pictures he had looked more white and when I saw I gave it a sniff to make sure it wasn’t smoke discolored, no cigarette smell.

    it’s got the old style basketweave grill but the handle is all black, no brass or chrome metal parts on top.

    sounds great, as I remembered, and I popped the back off and the tolex behind the back cover matches the outside.

    picture attached is the one that was in the ad, my new picture won’t load, “too big”
     

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