Yeah, the 22. I played through the one with the regular speaker once. The clean channel with a mid boost that’s switchable from the floor was really nice. I can see it being a good pedal platform, especially with a V30. The dirty channel was like a Boogie Lonestar but a little more raw maybe? I...
I don’t know about the iron either but they’re a really good value. Change a half dozen caps/resistors and you’re back to the JCM2k. Two master volumes and the ability to access all 4 modes from the floor. Plus the V-type on the DSL combo isn’t a bad speaker at all. I wouldn’t feel bad about not...
Circuit wise: Origin
I’m just about finishing up a DSL50 and the bias resistor of the last stage of gain was set to the classic Bassman value. It so happens that I’m using the same bias resistor on the first gain stage of the Origin as well and I can definitely say the crunch mode on this...
In order of preference:
I think the Engl sounds best for the single note stuff. It sounds excellent overall.
The Peavey sounds great with chords and riffage.
Overall PRS. There wasn’t a single part where it didn’t excel. If I were only able to use one amp...
At whisper levels I dump the mids but I also back off the treble. I use gobs of gain which which fills the top end and dropping the top end smooths it out. Juicy high gain goodness. But at that level I’m normally using some kind of LED crunch pedal. Drowning it in delay or hall reverb should be...
Oh, and I didn’t mean to be a zealot about the DSL20 vs 40. Just different strokes. I plan on overhauling my 20 as well. The tone shift button and reverb and resonance controls are being re-purposed to facilitate a third gain mode.
You’re totally welcome! Now I need to get up off my ass and finish up the bass management on this DSL. It’s really just a matter of having the clean channel play nice using the same EQ setting that I use for the high-gain channel.