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Old 09-30-2012, 07:16 AM   #1
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Masrhall DSl, JVM or keep looking

Hi all,

Not sure sure what to do here.....I have been looking at getting a tube amp for a bit but just cant find the right amp.

Anyway, I have been searching the internet and have came across a online shop on the other side of the country that has Marshall DSL 401 listed for ~1400 AUD. Now IF this is a Made in England DSL should I get it ? (Its the weekend here so I cant call the shop to confirm yet).

I live in Western Australia, so options are limited. Around in stores there are Marshall, Vox (Night Train, AC15/30), Blackstar (HT model), Orange, some Peavy-Mesa-H & K.

I would like to get either a head and cab or a combo for no more that $2000 (though I can go to $2500). I will be playing at home, unlikely to be playing with others (but would like to keep that option open with the amp I get). I play a lot of Beatles, ACDC, Bryan Adams, Rolling Stones, Police, thru to Fall Out Boy, Foo Fighters.

The other thing I was leaning towards was a Marshall JVM215C which I have seen for $2000.

So - should I grab the DSL IF its the Made in England model and have it shipped to me or wait and keep searching ????

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Old 09-30-2012, 07:26 AM   #2
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Get the DSL. Expect to have to retube it.

Is there such a thing as a DSL401 that isn't made in England?
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:29 AM   #3
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Get the DSL. Expect to have to retube it.

Is there such a thing as a DSL401 that isn't made in England?



Noted.

Yes the New DSL's (which have just come out) are not Made in England - they are made in Asia.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:32 AM   #4
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You have Allans/Billy Hyde over there no? Go in and beat 'em down on one of these:
http://www.allansbillyhyde.com.au/p...2S_Cabinet.aspx
They've gone belly up and are closing down. Give 'em hell, if they don't sell it it will be going to the receivers.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:06 AM   #5
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You have Allans/Billy Hyde over there no? Go in and beat 'em down on one of these:
http://www.allansbillyhyde.com.au/p...2S_Cabinet.aspx
They've gone belly up and are closing down. Give 'em hell, if they don't sell it it will be going to the receivers.

not a bad price for that considering the prices in Australia. They are $350 in the US.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:08 AM   #6
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And for something that will blast out alongside any drummer:

http://www.allansbillyhyde.com.au/p..._Combo_Amp.aspx

It's only $600 and you basically got yourself a little Soldano gigging amp. Either one, but I'd hit the JCA50 combo.
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And for something that will blast out alongside any drummer:

http://www.allansbillyhyde.com.au/p..._Combo_Amp.aspx

It's only $600 and you basically got yourself a little Soldano gigging amp. Either one, but I'd hit the JCA50 combo.

That is actually a great little combo. It is basicaly a budget version of the Soldano Lucky 13 amp. Not a modern metal machine, but with a boost it will get there no problems. It can do up to Rock type distortion and the clean ch is great.
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It's the perfect amp for what he wants to play.

They have a store in Nth Perth. I'd hit that asap.
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You have Allans/Billy Hyde over there no? Go in and beat 'em down on one of these:
http://www.allansbillyhyde.com.au/p...2S_Cabinet.aspx
They've gone belly up and are closing down. Give 'em hell, if they don't sell it it will be going to the receivers.


Thanks for the reminder about billy hyde closing down, Cathbard - I forgot about that. Will get my butt down there this week end see what they have.
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I prefer the DSL over the JVM for a handful of reasons
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:28 PM   #11
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He was talking DSL401. Not exactly the same as the 50 or 100.

Never tried the JCA. If you get it for cheap from the place going out of business then go for it.
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Could you give me some of your reasons for preferring the DSL 401 over a JVM 215. ?

Just had a look through the website of the shop closing down and they the JCM listed at $1500. They don't have have the DSL (found that at another site). But I will have to go and checkout the Marshall and the Jet City models mentioned in earlier posts.
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As much as I dislike the JVM, I would definitely choose it over the 401 and those whimpy little EL-84s
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As much as I dislike the JVM, I would definitely choose it over the 401 and those whimpy little EL-84s

EL84's are great when you crank the shit out of them. Turn a DSL401 way up loud and they rock. If you haven't got the master voume dimed you're doing it wrong.

However the DSL401 he's looking at is twice the price of that JCA50 combo - no contest there. Better amp for less money.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:00 PM   #15
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an Orange tube head will at least hold its value, should you decide to sell it later..
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:02 PM   #16
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an Orange tube head will at least hold its value, should you decide to sell it later..

that's why I hate them. so damn expensive even used.
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