Marshall DSL20CR 20W 1x12 Valve Combo with Reverb
Marshall DSL20C Product Overview by GAK
The DSL20 is a 20W Combo featuring a 12" Celestion Seventy-80 speaker for crystal clear sound quality and tone.
The combo Amp features two
Engineered to give you fantastic sound at low levels, the power can be reduced from 20w to 10w without any adverse effects.
Onboard you will find a great choice of effects from studio reverb, an FX loop and tone shift.
- Model: DSL20C
- Range: DSL
- Technology: Valve
- Channels: 2 (Split) "Ultra gain" and "classic gain"
- Output wattage: 20w (with power reduction option, 10w)
- Outputs: Speaker outputs: 3 x 1/4" jack sockets (16Ω load / 8Ω load), 1 x 3.5mm jack emulated line out
- Inputs: 1 x 1/4" instrument jack, 1 x 3.5mm jack Aux in, footswitch
- Controls: Classic gain channel (gain, volume), channel select, ultra gain channel (gain volume), tone shift button, treble, middle, bass, presence, resonance, reverb, low power option (on rear)
- Effects: Reverb
- Effects loop: Yes, Send/Return
- Speaker configuration: 1x12"
- Speaker model: Celestion Seventy 80 speaker (16Ω, 80w)
- Unit impedance: 16Ω
- Pre amp valves: 3 x ECC83
- Power amp valves: 1 x ECC83, 2 x EL34
- Footswitch: PEDL-90012 included
- Cable: Detachable power cable included
- Weight (kg): 16.3
- Width (mm): 500
- Height (mm): 420
- Depth (mm): 250
No upgrades available
Great little valve amp, good both as a combo, going into a cab or as a pedal platform. Sounded a little too bright to begin with. Needed to upgrade speaker to a Greenback and the power valves to El34 Mark IIs. Could do with a master volume and separate channel EQs, using a JHS Little Black Amp Box and a 6 band EQ pedal for this, now it sounds awesome.
good as expected from Marshall
This is a fantastic amp. Valve amps sound much better thany any other type in my opinion. This 20W Marshall is a great companion for the 40W Fender Hot Rod Deluxe IV I got from GAK which also has a superb sound. Marshall best for distortion and Fender best for clean though both are great for both.
Star rating of a Marshall combo depends if you like that "Marshall sound". I do and this amp does deliver it, from clean, through gritty, to over-driven screamer. Switching to 10W setting retains the sound quality and makes it usable at home without disturbing the neighbours too much. Responds well to guitar volume setting and single coil/humbucker switching. The rear aux-in is useful for jamming and practising with other music sources. Comes with foot switch for selecting clean or ultra-gain channels and FX loop on/off. It's a Marshall, it's got valves, what's not to like?