Die Geschichte der Marshall Dual Super Lead-Serie (DSL)

Die DSL Serie kombiniert zum einem die Möglichkeit von High Gain Sounds à la JCM 800 oder JCM 900 mit eher Vintage-Klängen eines 1959SLP.

2018 Marshall DSL 40 CR

1997 kam die JCM 2000 DSL Serie heraus. Die Topteile verfügten über zwei schaltbare Kanäle: Classic Gain und Ultra Gain. Der Combo DSL 401 verfügte mit Clean/ Crunch und Lead über drei Kanäle.

Amp Manual von 1999

Der Unterschied zwischen den ersten DSL-Combos und der Reissue Serie DSL 40 CR von 2018

DSL 401 im Vergleich zum CR 40/ HR 100 mit damals einfacherem Aufbau allerdings mit Federhall und parallelem Effektweg.
Der CR mit zwei Master-Volumes, Klangregelung und Perepherie identisch zum DSL 100 HR, mit Digitalreverb und seriellem Effektweg

The DSL History by marshallamps.com

“The Classic Gain has two modes capable of providing classic Marshall tone and high gain modern tones, taking the player from a 1959 style clean right through to the snarl of a JCM800 2203. The Ultra Gain channel on the other hand also features two modes, mimicking the vibe of a hot-rodded 2203 or providing even higher gain and a gut-twisting mid-boost, all at the switch of a button.

Powered by EL34s and housing ECC83s, the remarkable versatility marked the DSL out as the first Marshall amp truly capable of playing any style of music, and upon its release was particularly lauded for its clean tones. On top of this the DSL also featured an effects loop and reverb to add even more adaptability.

Due to high demand and a need for a portable alternative, 20W and 40W combo versions of the DSL followed in 1998, named the DSL201 and DSL401. The DSL401  also featured a power switch to drop the amp’s output by half meaning it was equally at home on stage, in the studio, or at home.

Fast forward to 2012 and Marshall looked to revisit the JCM2000 DSL, and build a new series based around it featuring updated technology. This new DSL family featured a DSL100H 100W and a DSL15H 15W head, as well as the DSL40C 40W and DSL15C 15W combo. The modernised DSL range used largely the same components as the originals but also boasted some standout new features, such as a new resonance control, digital reverb, and a two-way footswitch.

The family expanded once again in 2018, with 1W versions specially aimed at bedroom players hitting the market; the DSL1C and DSL1H. On top of this a 5W combo was also launched, and the DSL15C 15W combo and the DSL15H 15W head were replaced with 20W versions so that every player could have a DSL with the power to suit their needs.

With over 20 years on stages around the world, and as the weapon of choice for Jeff Beck, Richie Sambora, Alex Deadman (Lady Bird), Shauna Tohill (Rews) and Gary Moore; the DSL is sure to be a standard for many more to come.

So klingt der Emulated Output auf einer Studio-Aufnahme!

Der Klang des Classic Gain Channels/ Red Mode

Vintage Blues Tone

Er kann auch jazzig klingen im Classic Gain Red Mode…….

Gary Moore mit Marshall DSL Amps in Bellinzona(Schweiz

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