Marshall DSL40C 1x12" 40-watt Combo Guitar Amplifier

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4.8

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The DSL40C is ultra portable, ultra loud, and ultra Marshall.

The critically acclaimed Marshall DSL40C shares most of the same great features as the DSL100H: footswitchable classic/ultra gain channels, rear panel pentode/triode switch (40-watt down to 20-watt) and a rear panel series FX loop.

Unlike the Marshall JCM2000 DSL amps, the DSL40C features footswitchable digital reverb – channel change and reverb on/off footswitch is supplied. The popularity of the DSL40C lies in its feature-packed capability, versatility, its volume-to-size ratio, and its value for money.

The DSL40C is loaded with a single 12" 40 Watt Celestion Seventy 80 speaker.

Features:

  • 40 Watt Combo
  • 2 Channels (Classic Gain, Ultra Gain) With Independent Volume/Gain Controls
  • Clean/Crunch Modes for Classic Gain Channel
  • Lead1/Lead2 Modes for Ultra Gain Channel
  • EL34 Valve Power Stage
  • Bass, Middle, Treble and Presence Controls
  • Tone Shift Button
  • Variable Resonance Control
  • Pentode/Triode Switch
  • 2 Custom Voiced Digital Reverb Controls (one for each channel)
  • Footswitch Included (for channel change and reverb on/off)
  • 12” Custom Voiced Celestion 70/80 Speaker

Order your Marshall DSL 40C 1x12" Guitar Combo Amplifier from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

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  • Guitar Amplifier
  • Footswitch
Series DSL
Model M-DSL40C-U

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MarshallDSL40C 1x12" 40-watt Combo Guitar Amplifier
 
4.8

(based on 26 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • LOUD (6)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Great tone (5)
  • Portable (5)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording (12)
    • Practice (7)
    • Rehearsal (3)
    • Studio (3)
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    4.0

    Great Amp for Gigs/Practice/Recording

    By 

    from Westminster, Ca

    Pros

    • Live music
    • Practice
    • recording

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gigs
      • Practice
      • Recording

      Comments about Marshall DSL40C 1x12" 40-watt Combo Guitar Amplifier:

      Work with Telecaster, Les Paul and Strat
      Live Gigs
      Small Clubs

      "I'm a sales associate at Westminster, Ca

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Same Great Marshall Tone!

      By 

      from Indianapolis, IN

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Big Venues
      • Easy to carry
      • Great tone
      • recording
      • Small Venues

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gigging
        • Recording

        Comments about Marshall DSL40C 1x12" 40-watt Combo Guitar Amplifier:

        What's to say about Marshall that hasn't already been said over its reign on amplification since the beginning?
        As a 40 watt combo, this amp gives the same great tone of a DSL100 head with just a little more control. Its full potential starts to break around 4 on the dial knob and that's when you can start to hear it sing. Its gain channel is powerful and its clean channel is really sweet. If you're looking for a combo amp and love that british rock tone, this is surely the amp for you.
        I am a staff reviewer for Sam Ash.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Versatile tone machine!

        By 

        from Miami FL

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Marshall DSL40C 1x12" 40-watt Combo Guitar Amplifier:

              This amp is a workhorse. Perfect for club gigs, recording and more.It can access beautiful clean tones, specially when you dial in some reverb. The dirty channel is nothing less than what we have come to expect from Marshall: from transparent drive/subtle saturation to classic distortion and high gain madness. Great for those looking for versatile tone machine that won't cost much.

              *This is a real hands on product review from Andy@ Sam Ash Miami.

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              • No
               
              5.0

              Loud Marshall Tone

              By 

              from Anaheim CA

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Features
              • Full sound
              • LOUD
              • price

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Live gigs
                • Practice
                • Recoding
                • Studio

                Comments about Marshall DSL40C 1x12" 40-watt Combo Guitar Amplifier:

                I recorded this amp a few times with a friends of mine that plays guitar. This amp is well built and solid but most importantly.....it sounds great. Very responsive to changes in Volume and Tone from the guitar. One of the best amps you can get in the price range! This is a real hands on product review from John @samash.com

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                • No
                 
                5.0

                Marshall legacy in a small amp

                By 

                from Dallas, TX

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Great Warm Tone
                • LOUD
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Live
                  • Practice
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Marshall DSL40C 1x12" 40-watt Combo Guitar Amplifier:

                  For a 1x12, this thing can get LOUD. It really does sound great, though. Whether you are recording or using it for a small gig, this amp will get it. I mic'd it up in the studio and it really blew me away on clean AND distorted. Serious tone! This is a real hands on review from Bryan at Sam Ash Dallas.

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                  5.0

                  Classic Marshall tone

                  By 

                  from Columbus, OH

                  Verified Reviewer

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                    Cons

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                        Comments about Marshall DSL40C 1x12" 40-watt Combo Guitar Amplifier:

                        This 40-watt (switchable to 20 watt) Marshall is everything you would want and more. The standout features are the separate reverb for each channel as well as the pentode/triode switch for wattage selection. FX loop on rear panel as well. The clean sings like a classic, and the overdrive channels are exactly what you want and expect from Marshall. Overall a great buy!!

                        This is a real hands on product review from Christian @ Sam Ash Columbus.

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                        5.0

                        It's a Marshall

                        By 

                        from Southern California

                        Staff Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Build
                        • Sound
                        • Volume

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • CHURCH
                          • Practice
                          • Stage

                          Comments about Marshall DSL40C 1x12" 40-watt Combo Guitar Amplifier:

                          This 40 watt combo amp lives up to the name Marshall. 2 channels both with independent ultra gain controls. With all the options in the gain, crunch and clean you will be able to adjust just the right amount of tone to your liking and the foot switch is included. This is a real hands-on product review from David @ Sam Ash Ontario.

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                          5.0

                          Marshall The voice of Rock

                          By 

                          from columbus, Ohio

                          Staff Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Great Sound Versatile
                          • Portable
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Performance
                            • Recording
                            • Rehearsal

                            Comments about Marshall DSL40C 1x12" 40-watt Combo Guitar Amplifier:

                            This Marshall DSL rocks hard and is loud enough for most stages.
                            The classic clean Marshall tube sound is fantastic and a great host for any pedals. Switching to the Ultra -Gain channel my Les Paul was instantly cranked into ZZ Top territory.....lots of La Grangey harmonic richness from the 12" speaker. A killer feature is the switch that allows you to cut the power in half down to 20 watts for smaller spaces and recording,
                            This is a hands-on review from Sam Ash #36

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                            4.0

                            Marshall Tone

                            By 

                            from Huntington Station, NY

                            Pros

                            • Gig Worthy
                            • Great sound
                            • Looks great
                            • Marshall
                            • Portable
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Giggin
                              • Jamming Around
                              • Music
                              • Recording

                              Comments about Marshall DSL40C 1x12" 40-watt Combo Guitar Amplifier:

                              The Marshall DSL series is a great buy for someone who wants great tone at an affordable cost. Marshall has been and will continue to be one of the for most names in amps and though these may be cheaper your not losing out on that great Marshall tone. This amp has Two channels a clean and gain channel each with there own voicing's. Along with an added Tone Shift option which will help you carve out your tone even more, So you can find that sweet spot to just shred away on. Anyone who is looking for Marshall tone with out spending the normal Marshall price this is the amp for you.

                              This is a hands-on review from Kevin @ SamAsh Huntington

                               
                              5.0

                              Marshall Amplifiers...Nuff Said

                              By 

                              from New Haven, CT

                              Verified Reviewer

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                                    Comments about Marshall DSL40C 1x12" 40-watt Combo Guitar Amplifier:

                                    Marshall amplification has always made a versatile amp that can cover metal, blues rock & more. This amp is no different. With the ability to dial down the wattage this amp would be great for almost any application. This is a real hands on product review from Big Jim at Sam Ash New Haven.

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