Fender Bassbreaker 30R smokes DSL40CR?

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  1. MarshallDog

    MarshallDog Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I use just a little reverb with all my amps. I use the Marshall reverb pedal.
     
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    cspencer Active Member

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    I'm selling off my Boss Waza Craft and buying 2 Marshall pedals. I should have done that earlier. The tone is just different. As with their amps, DSL has the tone which BB doesn't. I'm keeping my DSL.
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Bassbreaker line of amps are nice I'm not a fan of any DSL. But the price point for a Bassbreaker 30R you could spend a little more and get some really nice Marshalls new or used. What kind of tones and functionality are you looking for?
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Oh so you already have a DSL and want to add the Bassbreaker? If you have the bucks and are looking for something different than your DSL then its not a bad idea. The Bassbreakers have been out long enough I bet you could find a good deal on a used one. :yesway:
     
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    Thanks cspencer - I guess I should have watched the video first :)

    AmpMadScientist - I stand corrected.

    Thanks guys!
     
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    cspencer Active Member

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    Hi pedecamp,
    I can't keep 2 amps. If I bought the BB30R I'll have to sell the DSL.
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    So whats your goal here? Youre not happy with the DSL?
     
  9. cspencer

    cspencer Active Member

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    After the discussion here I'm keeping the DSL. If I liked the reverb of the BB so much, I'll buy a delay pedal.
     
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    In that video the Bassbreaker definitely sounded better but I can't really vouch for that guy dialing in the Marshall well.
     
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    Here's the same guy on the DSL. It's solid here!! Note he's using the stock Marshall speaker in this video. But he switched that out for a lower level speaker when he did the BB comparison. Don't know why.
     
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    I finally listened to the video :). BB sounded good, definitely one of their better amps for my taste, but nothing there to make me consider getting one over my DSL.
     
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    Maybe I should change the title with the words "no way" :hmm:
     
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    I thought the Marshall sounded better through my HS-8's. By a lot. The BB was very boomy and the low end was too much, and I like warm amps. The Marshall would cut through well in a band mix.
     
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    I've played my BB30 in a couple of gigs, one inside and one outside. It cut through the mix with zero issues. I run it on an amp stand with the bass on about 2-3, mids dined, and treble on 8.
     
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    I would guess that given the right set up for the Bass breaker like the Texas heat was a huge upgrade for the DSL 40c . The problem for me was DSL didn’t have power to move the air like JCM 900 and it (900 DR )has a brilliant reverb. That said I went to a smaller amp . Not about the wattage but the EVH 15w kicks ass.

    Short answer is no Bassbreaker doesn’t smoke the Marshall . There are great fender amps out there.
     
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