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  1. Hebaton

    Hebaton Member

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    Hey guys, I just got my first Marshall, an Origin 50. My question is, would a DSL 100H set to half power be lowder of silmilar. And while I'M here, How well does the DSL Master volume work ? can you get a reasonnably full and fat tone without having to set the master almos all out ?
     
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    In my experience a 50 W versus a 100 W the human ear wont notice a volume difference based on the way dBs work. However, you nay get more clean head room.
     
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    Are you talking about the H or HR?
     
  4. Adieu

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    50 and 100 w is almost identical perceived volume at sub-max levels

    If anything, your choice of speakers can have a bigger impact than 50w vs 100w


    PS that's not to say that individual amps won't sometimes have wildly different volume ranges in which they achieve your desired tones and "sound good" ... but that often has little to do with wattage
     
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  5. Hebaton

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    Humm what is the difference ?
     
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    Buy the way, I notice you have an R8 are the pups on those classic 57 ?
     
  7. Hebaton

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    planing on 4 x 12 grenbacks, bvut really wondering how loud a DSL 100H needs to go in order to get full, fat tones...plexy like or in that sort of territory
     
  8. Hebaton

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    In fact, I currently get the best tones I evr got from a UAD plugin. THe Classic plexy incluyded with my Appollo interface
     
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    Adieu Well-Known Member

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    Wait, are you trying to expand your collection, trade, or match volumes with a friend's DSL?
     
  10. Hebaton

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    Looking to trade most likely...
     
  11. Jethro Rocker

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    A DSL in Green mode crunch can get very fat n ballsy at far lower levels IMO. Depends on your style and expectations. The MV works very well on the DSL series.
     
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    How about the JCM 2000 dual super leads ?
    will that also work ? Looking for 60's 70's classic rock and prog rock tones.
     
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    Well same yes. Tone is so subjective but I think these amps are made for that stuff IMO. The new HR series has a ton more versatility though. NOt sure if you are better saving up for one and selling the Origin rather than trading. The earlier series of those amps were plagued by bad main boards.
     
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    Chris-in-LA Well-Known Member

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    60’s and 70’s tone is pretty clean in comparison to these days. Most likely plexis then. But JCM800’s came in by the early 80’s, they have more gain but the MV was added and you can run those 50 and 100 watt amps at tv levels if you want. They are making that amp in a 20 watt version these days, the SC20.
     
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    Those are 2 different models. The HR is the one that's in production now.
     
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    MaskingApathy Well-Known Member

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    Nope not me
     
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    DSL Mk2 = H (Non-MV)
    DSL Mk3 = HR (Dual MV, MIDI Switching & FX Loop Switching) (and 6-button F/s available)

    I have the DSL40CR (I know, different amp) and can get fat tones at bedroom levels, MV @ notch 2.
     
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    I have a Marshall 100 watt 2203X and it is definitely louder than my two Marshall TSL60 amps. And yes a master volume can help you get a more distorted tone at lower volume. Also a DSL 100H set to half power may sound similar to an Origin 50 watt. But I don't think it will sound as good as a regular 50 watt amp. But that's just a guess as I've never compared the two like that.
     

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