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Marshall DSL40CR 40 Watt 1x12" Tube Guitar Combo Amp

Now you can own that classic Marshall sound in this compact, affordable 40-Watt combo amp.


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This amp really gives you some bang for your buck. Built with the same classic Marshall craftsmanship that has made the brand world renowned, this amp features dual gain channel power and intricate tonal shaping. For the player that needs a diverse, powerful combo amp with awesomely customizable sound.

Classic Marshall Craftsmanship
The Marshall DSL40CR puts out 40-watts of tube power thru a 12” Celestion V-type speaker. This combo houses dual EL34 power tubes, paired with 4 ECC83 pre-amp tubes. Combined, they give this amp that classic, crowd-pleasing Marshall sound. The DSL40CR has five speaker outlets allowing you to pair it with external speakers and blast. It can also be used to record, sporting a standby function for silent recording.

Dual Gain Channel Power
With its dual channels, "Ultra Gain" and "Classic Gain," the Marshall DSL40CR has a wide variety of tones, from a nice clean to an extreme distortion. Switching between them is quick and easy, thanks to the included footswitch. Each channel on the Marshall DSL40CR features its own designated volume and gain controls for fast and simple tonal adjustments on each individual channel. The onboard EQ features Bass, Mid, Treble, and Presence controls to tailor your tone to perfection, plus a built-in, Reverb with "Classic" and "Ultra" shaping knobs. The DSL40CR even has two master volumes, so you can kick it up when you need your solo to stand out.  

Intricate Tonal Shaping
The DSL40CR also features an attenuator switch which enables you to shift from 40-watts to 20-watts, to accommodate your needs. Whether you need a little less power in a studio session or full-on power for live performances, the attenuator has you covered. For advanced tonal shaping, the DSL40CR includes a Tone Shift to scoop your mid-range, which is useful for those extremely heavy riffs. It also has a Deep switch to give you with the classic bottom-end, thanks to the DSL amplifiers. As if that weren't enough, the DSL40CR also has an FX Loop and a Midi, to create endless varieties of sounds with your external pedals and midi controllers.

• 40 Watt 1x12" Tube Guitar Combo Amp
• 12” Celestion V-Type Speaker
• TwoEL34 Power Tubes, Paired with 4 ECC83 Pre-Amp Tubes
• Dual Gain Channels with Individual Volume and Gain Controls
• Onboard EQ and Presence Controls
• Attenuator Switch and Tone Shift Scoop
• Includes Footswitch

Get your Marshall DSL40CR 40 Watt 1x12" Tube Guitar Combo Amp today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Guitar Amplifier
  • Footswitch

Great Amp. Great Service.


Great amp. Dynamic tones. Plenty of punch and versatility. I'm using it in my basement at the 20w setting and it cooks. Looking forward to to taking it above ground in the spring and really opening it up. Staff at Sam Ash was super helpful and really accommodating in letting me try it out with a variety of guitars. I look forward to being a customer for a long time.



Marshall DSL 40cr Tonal Beast


The Marshall DSL 40cr Kicks Axe . From the cleanest brightest cleans to the crunch the captain would be proud of to the ultragain that will punch you in the face . You can utilize low power to practice in home. Then you can power up at a gig to make your rock the roof of . Marshall is the Original Kick Axe Amp

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One of Rocks Most Instatnly Recognizable


The Feeling when You Buy your 1st Gibson Guitar Bring it Home and Realize that your modeling HalfStack is Not gonna cut it . Then You go back to SamAsh and Arm Yourself With the DSL40cr . Bring it Home unpackage it Set it up then Unleash the Gods of Tone then Crush with Sonic Furry . The Cleanest Clean Tones The Best Overdrive Tones Then The Most Kick Axe Ultra Gain One can Ask for. Pure Marshall !!!



Classic quality, packs a punch


Where to begin? All the fun of one of the big ones with the same quality (and you can switch out the speakers) with an output that can be tailored to a Manhattan bedroom. This is gonna be great for smaller gigs, has made me excited to preform post COVID, and really reminded me why I went with Marshall in the first place. There are 3 different levels of distortion, clean, an FX pedal hookup, and a switch to augment the tones pre-amp. The FX cable actually is long which is really nice for a smaller gig with weird spaces or a looper on a bench being a degenerate somewhere. It's worth every penny from my perspective.



Never would I purchase anything else.


This combo amplifier is the perfect fit for my personal taste for both clean and distorted tones. Marshall is the gold standard in amplification.



Monster Tone!


I recently got this amp in hopes of finally upgrading from my previous practice amp after years of playing guitar. After doing some research, and testing this amp out in person, I finally decided to make the purchase. Boy let me tell you it truly did not disappoint. The massive 12" Celestion V speaker sounds so rich and roomy, even at low volumes with the 20-Watt mode. And when this baby is turned up, the tone is not only LOUD. but it is still sharp and clear, no clipping or unintended distortion. My favorite part is its versatility in tones. With many amps, one basically has to choose if they want an amp that specializes in a clean tone, a dirty tone, a heavy tone, or a fuzz tone. Usually requiring to purchase multiple amps for different tones.This Marshall can do all those really well! And having 2 independent channels with independent volume controls allows one to switch between two very different tones live with the included foot-switch, which has a very sturdy feel to it. If you are someone who is looking to step up from a practice amp like I was, this amp is definitely the way to go! Highly recommended! Even the beginner guitars I've played through this sound great, and it only gets better with higher end guitars.



Superior quality combo tube amp.


This is a wonderful amp. I use it in my home studio. The volume is certainly ample, probably more than I need. I play a 1963 Guild hollow body single pickup electric, and between the two of them, the sound is exactly what you would expect from a guitar of that vintage with a high quality tube amp. I am very happy with the purchase, and Sam Ash provided superior customer service. I even got a few bucks off for Memorial Day. Overall, I hit a home run with the decision to purchase this combo amp.





Excellent service. Very well accommodated. Good price. Will definitely be back.



My First Marshall Amp


Always wanted a Marshall, especially a tube amp. Absolutely enjoy the crisp sound both on the clear and overdrive channels. All I need is a few effects pedals to really wake up this beast of a combo amp!



The Marshall DSL40CR kicks out the jamz!


Great value, and a great valve amp that is super-versatile! We're using our's in a stereo & wet/dry set-up, and it has tons of tonal options and pairs well with any pedals. Having previously owned a Marshall DSL100H, I knew the DSL40CR would be quality. The dual channel allows a great pallet of tones, from clean to heavy riffage, and the on-board reverb does not disappoint! A great value and great amp for any style player for < $1K!



DSL40CR 40 Watt 1x12" Tube Guitar Combo Amp

4.7 23


Model M-DSL40CR-U
Series DSL
Warranty Info:

5 years parts, 3 years labor. 90 days on tubes, MS2, AC adapters, and footswitches.