Currently own multiple Marshall's. The 2204 JMP or JCM 800 are my favorite and much more articulate than a DSL which I also own. I like the DSL but not in the same class as 2204's. I have a Mark V and it isn't easy to dial in but when you do it's killer. For most it takes minutes to dial in a great Marshall tone but much longer for a Mark V Mesa which is one versatile amp. If I had to sell an amp the Mesa would go before my Marshall's. I've learned how to manage 1 channel amps with my guitar volume and pedals. Not a fan of the red channel on a DSL and I treat it like a 1 channel amp.