#1
Should I downgrade ?

I have a marshall dsl100 head which I don't think I'm using to its full potential.
It also doesnt sound how I think it should do - could be the valves need changing but I'm not sure. Anyone help me out with eq settings just for way of comparison?

Anyways - I'm thinking maybe I should go down to maybe a good SS head (i believe there is such a thing). It'll be lighter enabling me to take it to practices/gigs which I dont with the DSL. It will be cheaper (to run and maintain) and also I wont have to deal with all the maintenance that comes with a valve head (dos and donts).

If anyone has any suggestions or ideas that'd be great. I play mostly hard/classic rock with sprinkles of punk and metal. Also like a good clean tone.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Adam
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#2
your current amp would walk over any solid state if the sound has become crap then you should look at changing your valves
#3
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your current amp would walk over any solid state if the sound has become crap then you should look at changing your valves

Depends on what you're after really. For example a JC120-H would probably blow that Marshall's clean channel out of the water.
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#4
Yeah, but he's playing hard rock, punk, and metal. Honestly, I'd stick with the DSL100. It'll sound much better than any solid state. You might need a valve change if it sounds crappy, like, the other guy said.
#5
You want a combo?

You might just want to get a DSL50
#6
If you don't like the sound of your amp I'd consider a new one. I'm not a fan of the JCM2000s, I think they sound like crap. I think something like a tranyor YCV50 blue would do you well for marshall tones. It has a great clean channel and should be able to do metal with an overdrive.
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#7
The Traynor is a good choice, either that or something like a Classic 50. It's easy to get Marshall sounds out of both.

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#8
Yeah, not liking the 2000's here myself, ummmmm, personaly, i'd sell it, buy an 800/900 and get a 2x12 cab, easier to move than a combo
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#9
Its not that I'm a fan of the 'marshall sound' really. I'm not striving for it I mean.
I imagine the amp would blow my mind if i replaced the tubes etc. I guess I'll give that a whirl before I make any rash decisions.
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