NAD Marshall 40DSLCR

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  1. hnryclay

    hnryclay Tele-Meister

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    Well, I am pretty much a solid Fender amp guy, due to the fact Inlike to play blues, jazz, and my DRRI just works great for that purpose. However in the constant pedal search to make my DRRI sound like a Marshall for some songs, mostly classic rock stuff, I was getting frustrated. So today I bought a Marshall DSL 40CR. I have to admit, it sounds great! Just like a Marshall, or the Marshall sound that was in my head. I had been holding out for a JCM 800 combo, but this amp really suprised me. The clean channel has a plexi feel to it, and if it is pushed with my JHS Morning Glory, it really feels like the woman tone Clapton used. The gain stage for the classic channel is pretty much JCM territory, and there is another lead channel that could handle classic metal easily. Quite an amp for the money. 20210618_221810.jpg
     
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    The DSLs are great amps that can cover an awful lot of territory, even with the shared tone stack. I have a DSL100HR that scratches the itch when I want to serenade the neighbors with some classic British metal.
     
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    Just put a Celestion NEO Creamback in there, and enjoy the tone.
     
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    The trick with dirt pedals and the Fender BF/SF tone stack is the scooped mids and flubby bottom. Your distorted tone is fizzy, indistinct and farty all at once and increasing gain just makes it worse.

    I learned from the Line6 dudes with my M13. In the model, back off bass and treble to halfish and push mids. If you have one set up as a lead boost or use a volume pedal back bass off even further, and bump treble and bass, watch your gain.
     
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    Tim S Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    I’m always astounded by the clean bottom-end available whenever I plug into my DSL40CR. That amp blew my preconceptions of what a Marshall is supposed to sound like.

    Congrats on the purchase and enjoy exploring the surprising versatility.
     
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    Guitarteach Doctor of Teleocity

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    Got the six button footswitch? Great live.. switch all 4 channels, two master volumes for solos and fx loop.
     
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    I'm curious as to how the sound would compare to my DSL20CR.

    I've had lots of other stuff over the years, but I don't think I've ever been as happy with my sound.
    Versatile. (and light weight!) Cheers, RM
     
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    After searching for years to make my amps "sound like a Marshall",
    I just got a Marshall.
    'Nuf Said!"
    Good going mate, turn that puppy up!

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