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The Official Marshall Dsl40cr Information Thread

Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by Bownse, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. Tom Drouhard

    Tom Drouhard New Member

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    Do you run your dsl40cr with the Master volumes wide open? On mine, I found that is how I get clarity out of mine
     
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  2. Mitchell Pearrow

    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Welcome to the forum
    They are killer amps, with quite a few tones in them..
    Cheers
     
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  3. Matopotato

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    Almost all at 12 o'clock. Sometimes Gain on Clean down to 9 o'clock. Will try this though.
     
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  4. 5stringsdown

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    Wide open is definitely the best tone imho.
     
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  5. mwaley

    mwaley New Member

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    So, I'm baffled here. Why do these great DSL40CR threads die on the vine like they do? 13 great pages then the last post was May 29, 2021.

    I just don't get it.
     
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  6. Sir Don

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    I guess things get covered in other posts :shrug:
     
  7. purpleplexi

    purpleplexi Well-Known Member

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    People tend to post with problems. These are easy amps to get good sounds out of. People are happy.
     
  8. tincbtrar

    tincbtrar Active Member

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    When I had the DSL40CR it sounded better with the master at around 7, IIRC. That is when the power amp was engaged. Anything more than that just added noise - but the gain/volume/eq all worked better as a result. In theory I should have used an attenuator, I might have kept the amp.

    Even the stock speaker was pretty good (the V-Type). I think a Marshall vintage speaker (not the V30) would be a good match too. When I think of the DSL, I think of Jubilee/900 but with more scooped mids (I would keep those pretty high at all times, at least 7 instead of 5). Tube wise, anything low noise in v1,v2 was ideal with the chinese driver tubes in v3,v4. Really great amp, but I sold mine and the Origin at the height of gear madness and got quite a bit back.
     
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  9. Bownse

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    A lot of the stuff in the C threat can apply and that may be where some start.

    Speakers, I found the OEM 70/80 to be shrill but when paired with a 75w Creamback into a paired de-headed unit, they are complimentary.

    https://fjr-tips.org/misc/amp/DSL40C_Mod/A_Project.html
     
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  10. SkyMonkey

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    Yours came with a V30?
    OEM for these amps is a V-Type (CR) or a Seventy/80 (C).
     
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  11. Bownse

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    dupe
     
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  12. Bownse

    Bownse Well-Known Member

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    You're right and I misspoke. The link details things accurately instead of depending on my CRS. I fixed the above.
     
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  13. Matopotato

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  14. Cooltouch

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    Okay, here's a totally nontechnical post, and one that I think most everyone here can get into.

    I just bought a DSL40CR a couple weeks ago, and I haven't had a whole lot of time to spend with it. I've just done the obvious -- checked out the clean channel, and then overdrove the amp and tried it out that way. But what I'm after are more basic, sort of pure Marshall sounds. I think of a Les Paul through a Marshall and I can hear the guitar's wood. I think of a Strat through a Marshall and I hear Hendrix and that Super-Strat neck pickup sound.

    I'm part of the way there, especially with my Strat. I'm getting to where I can coax some nice sounds out of the amp, but I would like more. Far as my Paul is concerned, I'm not even close to getting the wood sound.

    So, assuming these settings are even possible with the DSL, are there any you'd care to share? TIA.
     

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