I am getting my Marshall tones from...

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  1. billyg121

    billyg121 Supporting Member

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    a Bad Cat Cougar (non USA). I recently was given the opportunity to pick up a DSL 50 for about 500. Now...i like the Cougar. Takes my fuzzes well, and other pedals. My question is , in true TGP "i am satisfied with what i have, but cant help but think there is someone better for me" form...would the DSL be that eye opening for me, compared to the Bad Cat? I guess, more so, i am asking what people think of the DSL 50. Thanks for any thoughts!
     
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  2. Stormin

    Stormin Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I am getting mine from a JTM45 (in a mini headshell).

    The DSL is a different animal than the Bad Cat, which I would think is more modern Marshall than old school.

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    Wow! Nice rig Stormin!
     
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    I have a JCM 2000 DSL 50w head. Great amp. Covers a lot of Marshall ground. Classic tones on the green channel that can get into 800 territory. The red channel is the modern/modded Marshall tones. TONS of gain. More that I ever need. Definitely different that Bad Cat for sure (I have a Hot Cat 30r head and Panther head). I haven't played a Cougar so I can't comment on that. $500 is a great deal for a DSL, especially if it's a JCM 2000 series. I haven't played the newer DSLs.

    I should also note that I get my Marshall tones from various Marshall heads. Mostly vintage stuff.
     
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    Ceriatone Yeti 50w with 6550's. Easy to dial in classic Marshall tones to modern ones.
     
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    I get mine from a Quilter Aviator! 100 watts and 34 lbs.
     
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    LTD ED Metropoulos GMP45.All NOS tubes.

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    2 x 15 Altec 418H x 2 x 1 x 12 Hemp Coned JBL E120s x 4 x 12 x 1972 x 25 Watt/75hz Pulsonic Cone Celestion G12Hs.

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    Fargen Olde 800 MK II.
     
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    For some, as long as distorts, it sounds like a Marshall.
     
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    Bogner Goldfinger 45 in Loud 69 mode!!! :D
     
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    Currently from a Fargen Mini Plex II
     
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    Man, the Fargen stuff looks awesome!! Just out if my budget.
     
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    I went the other way, I sold my DSL and after a lengthy series of horse trading I ended up in love with the Bad Cat Cougar 50. Modded JCM800 feel, with fantastic clean channel. The DSL and I never quite cemented our relationship. I kept finding it thin unless the gain was very high, and the clean was not my style.
     
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    I'm getting mine from a '71 Traynor YBA-1 I Plexi modded a couple of months ago.



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    Preamp tube mixture: V1, V2, V3

    Mullard inV1 for the warm mids but the Sylvania long plates in V2 & V3 bring out the beast in this thing.

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    Currently a JVM410H, covers all things Marshall VERY well.
    I had a Bad Cat Cougar for about a day, to me it sat somewhere between a Vox and a Marshall tonally. But with insane amounts of gain. We just weren't meant to be.
    As I hear it, technically the Cougars aren't actually Bad Cat products. They were outsourced, and it ended pretty poorly. So much so, the Bad Cat company disowned them.
     
  20. billyg121

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    Thanks for the thoughts guys. And thanks Joseph for that direct comparison!! My fear with commiting to a Marshall, has always been that i wiuld think it was kinda thin. I have had another guy tell me the Cougar was kinda like a beefier JCM 800.
     
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