Marshall Dsl40c, Prs Se 30 Or?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by BeardoCI, May 18, 2015.

  1. BeardoCI

    BeardoCI Member

    Messages:
    840
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2014
    Location:
    UK
    Looking at 1x12 combos, there aren't too many out there that are giggable with our drummer - I reckon at least 30 watts will do it. These two can be had for decent money, but is there anything else out there that doesn't cost more than my car? My guitars: Gibson SGJ, PRS SE Custom 24, Jackson Rhoads RR3.
     
  2. rust_in_peace

    rust_in_peace Member

    Messages:
    849
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Location:
    Sioux Falls, SD
  3. BeardoCI

    BeardoCI Member

    Messages:
    840
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2014
    Location:
    UK
    WAY too expensive, even used. Lovely amps though :)
     
  4. rust_in_peace

    rust_in_peace Member

    Messages:
    849
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Location:
    Sioux Falls, SD
  5. BeardoCI

    BeardoCI Member

    Messages:
    840
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2014
    Location:
    UK
    £500 or less, if possible.

    Engl Thunder 50 seems to come in under that too, generally. Anyone have experience of these?
     
  6. ken374

    ken374 Member

    Messages:
    6,297
    Joined:
    May 4, 2011
    Location:
    South East Michigan
    DLS are excellent just do a speaker change if you want and some decent preamp tubes, they rock!
     
    BeardoCI likes this.
  7. Lriagan

    Lriagan Member

    Messages:
    411
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2012
    I'd concur with this. The DSL is a sweet amp for them marshall tones. Although I don't have it anymore, it was a rather nice and promising amp.
     
    BeardoCI likes this.
  8. BeardoCI

    BeardoCI Member

    Messages:
    840
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2014
    Location:
    UK
    I figure by your sig you're a fan :D
    The Marshall would always be my first choice for what I play, but casting around for opinions in that sort of price range really - if there's something else out there for the same kind of money or less, I'm all ears :)

    Anyone tried the Jet City combos?
     
  9. ken374

    ken374 Member

    Messages:
    6,297
    Joined:
    May 4, 2011
    Location:
    South East Michigan
    Had a jet 2112 it was ok, very bright. Had a bunch of amps and a few half stacks. Vey happy with this amp for what it is, sure a separate EQ would be nice but you will be paying much more for the goods:)
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2015
    BeardoCI likes this.
  10. Ilduce

    Ilduce And now for something completely different! Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,617
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Location:
    Brooklyn
    Maybe a used Mesa express 5 50 non plus? Built like a tank and some great tones to be had!
     
    BeardoCI likes this.
  11. BeardoCI

    BeardoCI Member

    Messages:
    840
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2014
    Location:
    UK
    Sadly these bad boys are way out of range over here - Mesa kit is hugely expensive anywhere but the USA. Best price I've seen one for is about £850 :(
     
  12. Rod

    Rod Tone is Paramount Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    16,626
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2004
    Location:
    Santa Fe New Mexico/Kittery Maine
    While Marshall's DSL line is very high gain oriented, their Haze 40 combo is more plexi/ JCM based... They are great amps with a speaker change.. I like the Celestion Cremeback M65 in mine.... Worth hearing IMHO.
     
    BeardoCI likes this.
  13. harpinon

    harpinon Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    8,613
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2010
    Location:
    the North Coast
    I absolutely love the se 30.
    It's got all the fizzy, over the top marshall sounds we just need sometimes. The Haze really doesn't quite get there.
     
    BeardoCI likes this.
  14. BeardoCI

    BeardoCI Member

    Messages:
    840
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2014
    Location:
    UK
    Could push the Haze into some nastiness with a nice OD or boost pedal though, right?
     
    harpinon likes this.
  15. Rod

    Rod Tone is Paramount Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    16,626
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2004
    Location:
    Santa Fe New Mexico/Kittery Maine
    the boost channel for the crunch channel gets great od, but not with the stock speaker....
     
    BeardoCI likes this.
  16. BeardoCI

    BeardoCI Member

    Messages:
    840
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2014
    Location:
    UK
    That is starting to make the thing more expensive than needs be though, really - can't find one used for much under £350, values seem to be hovering around the £400 mark for them. Not much more money gets me a new DSL40, and a fair bit less can buy me the SE 30. Decisions are hard :(
     
  17. 8len8

    8len8 Member

    Messages:
    9,544
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2010
    Location:
    Chicago
    ^ This. The DSL40C is great after a speaker change, tube change, or C19 mod.
     
  18. 8len8

    8len8 Member

    Messages:
    9,544
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2010
    Location:
    Chicago
    I thought I read somewhere that the PRS amps only really sound good when cranked at high volume. If you're planning on playing it at TV levels this might be something to consider...
     
  19. BeardoCI

    BeardoCI Member

    Messages:
    840
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2014
    Location:
    UK
    It's mainly for gigging with - I have modelling stuff for home use and amps are provided at our rehearsal rooms :)
     
  20. musicman10_1

    musicman10_1 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,429
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2006
    Location:
    Chandler, Arizona
    I must be the only guy that runs a Marshall DSL40c with the stock speaker. I've owned the amp for 1 year and the speaker is just fine to my ears. Maybe I'm lucky or maybe I'm going deaf, but I like the stock version of the amp.
     
    ken374 likes this.

Share This Page