The Official Marshall Studio Classic Thread Sc20

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  1. BftGibson

    BftGibson Well-Known Member

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    Amp alert..in Marshalls own words...

    Overview The mindset behind the DSL100H is a simple one and obviously identical to that of the original JCM2000 DSL100 head – combine the world-renowned EL34 driven powerstage of the 1959 Super Lead Plexi (SLP) 100W head with a dual channel valve preamp, giving you two footswitchable Super Leads in one. Then, for good measure, add a built-in, studio-quality, digital spring Reverb plus extra preamp gain that can take you into JCM800 2203 territory and far beyond it. Hence the name DSL – Dual Super Lead. The DSL40C is the same exact beast except in a 40-Watt, 1x12" combo form, housing a custom-voiced Celestion speaker. Both amps feature two footswitchable channels (footswitch supplied) named Classic Gain and Ultra Gain – each with two modes, selectable via a front-panel button. As their names imply, each channel has a very different character. Classic Gain takes you from a 1959 style clean to the snarl of a JCM800 2203, and everything in-between, via its Clean/ Crunch mode button. Ultra Gain, on the other hand, takes you from a hot-rodded 2203 vibe to an even higher gain response with additional mid-boost, via its Lead 1/Lead 2, mode switch. Both channels share a passive three-band EQ with controls for Bass, Middle and Treble. The Equalisation section also features a Tone Shift button which, when activated (pushed in), shifts out the mid frequencies making the amp ideal for brutal, modern metal tones, especially when combined with high gain settings. Each channel also has its own individual Reverb level control for the built-in studio quality digital spring reverb, This effect can be switched on/off via the supplied footswitch. Both amps’ power section features controls for Resonance and Presence. Resonance adds a variable bass boost to your sound without muddying it up, while the Presence adds high end. The ability to select either full output power or half-power via the Pentode/Triode switch on the rear panel, adds further to your DSL’s already impressive feature set. The all-round tonal and gain versatility makes both the DSL100H & DSL40C superb and flexible performance tools for today’s most demanding playing situations and you can rest assured it is packed full of our famed Marshall tone. The ability to select either full output power or half-power via the Pentode/Triode switch on the rear panel, adds further to your DSL’s already impressive feature set. Enjoy your DSL amp and please read this handbook carefully before plugging in.
     
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  2. Len

    Len Well-Known Member

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    Ok. What’s your point?
     
  3. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I’m seeing that Peavey head at $600,.... how is that $1000 less than the SC head?

    Did you pay $1600 for the Marshall?
     
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  4. BftGibson

    BftGibson Well-Known Member

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    The DSL has been sitting here in these amps range all along..i would love for some one to A/B one with me for fun...i will pay for the video to be done and a studio drummer and bass player for us to swap leads and rhythm parts at gig level & bedroom level
     
  5. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Sounds like the best amp ever built ever!!!! Did I mention ever? What?....wait,......they’re talking about two amps? Oh,.......ok then,......the best TWO amps ever!!!! :applause:
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Im reading up on this overheating issue with this amp and getting nervous. That's why I buy from GC due to their return policy. :yesway:
     
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  7. BftGibson

    BftGibson Well-Known Member

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    that is the owners manual to the DSL
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    I bought used.
     
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  9. marshallmellowed

    marshallmellowed Well-Known Member

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    Yes, very misleading. Oh wait, WTF, I have one of those in the other room (note to self, sell DSL).
     
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  10. marshallmellowed

    marshallmellowed Well-Known Member

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    Why not, just buy one, and do your own comparison?
     
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    SlyStrat Well-Known Member

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    The DSL does not sound like a plexi or 800.
    It "simulates" their tone.
    Don't go cry now...………...
     
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  12. BftGibson

    BftGibson Well-Known Member

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    nope..why would i ? have a plexi,,dsl.,,6100 and they work at all levels,,i wanna debunk the bedroom myth and do a proper video and want a bedroom type player at their best,, had both in the cart 2 weeks ago and saw the total.and said wut!? go get a silver jubille and a Vintage Modern cause i already got like 6 shades of jcm 800 goin on and a few plexi tones coverd and i tried and i mean tried to make them work wrong at low level...in fact pretty amazing hi fi stuff goin agt at low level,,you guys ask for vids...lets do it right..let get out ftom the computer and get a studio drummer and bass..so its nuetral..non biased ,,fair test..with a video-sound guy capturing the room and mic on studio and mic on my DSL100h...i will pay for it..its in good fun and a lor can be seen for what it is..with no where to hide,,mo compression to ad..no stomp boxs(wont have to worry bout loop poppin then)vol boxes,,attenuates,,just a guitar an amp and a cab and a camera
     
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  13. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I didn’t a/b them but I did spend about an hour with 40cr at my local GC.

    While it sounded great, the 40cr didn’t have the overall character,...and the classic Marshall tone wasn’t as crisp and pleasing as the Jmc800 Studio Classic imho!
     
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  14. BftGibson

    BftGibson Well-Known Member

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    i dont cry..wrong one to challenge..bring your amp
     
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    marshallmellowed Well-Known Member

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    "debunk the bedroom myth"? What exactly is the "bedroom myth"?
     
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  16. solarburnDSL50

    solarburnDSL50 Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    No it won't. But it will get a Marshall vintage tone.

    And it depends on the player if the Plexi or 800 sounds good. Cause these amps are player dependent. I love em'!
     
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    solarburnDSL50 Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    My DSL sounds fine. So does my 68' Plexi and 2203 JMP.
     
  18. marshallmellowed

    marshallmellowed Well-Known Member

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    Very happy for you, mine sounds "fine" also, I've got the big boy version.

    And now folks, back to that SC20, mine arrives tomorrow :)
     
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  19. solarburnDSL50

    solarburnDSL50 Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    Big iron or not I hope it delivers what you like in a vintage Marshall. Done right...it sounds great.
     
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  20. Shreddy Krueger

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    I can confirm that the SC20 I tried did have the loop/volume issue. Not so sure about the SV...if it does have the loop I would consider it a bonus, as that's one hell of a loud 20w amp!
     

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