#1
I just wanted to say that IMO, the JCM2000 DSL50 is the greatest amp of all time. I've had countless amps and this one just gets me. It's cheap to buy. I just bought mine mint for $500. It's cheap to retube being 50 watts. It sounds absolutely organic and oozes tone. It's made in the UK, not Vietnam like todays DSL's. It has an amazing true reverb tank. Pick dynamics emanates perfection. It's simple to use and takes pedals beautifully.

I bounce back between my Mesa Royal Atlantic and the DSL50 as my main GO-TO's. I finally found my perfect setup.

Time to jam...
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CRATE Blue Voodoo BV120HB
CRATE GT412SL 4x12 Cab
Peavey Vypyr 15
Schecter C1-Elite w/Duncan Distortions
#2
Yeah they're P good.
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#4
It may be the "greatest" for some styles of music but I'll bet lots of other players who don't play heavy/rock/metal/grunge/whatever would disgree. Personally if I had to pick the best all around amp ever made it would be a pre-CBS Fender Twin. I traded mine in the 70's for a Peavey Mace (it was an amp-of-the-moment thing). Wish I had kept that Twin. The Peavey was nice at the time but as my playing style changed so did my amps. I know you can play any style of guitar on a Fender Twin and it will sound great. It's the Swiss Army knife of amps IMHO. I'm not so sure about playing all types of music on a Marshal or Mesa. Nice that it works for you though.
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Quote by Rickholly74
It may be the "greatest" for some styles of music but I'll bet lots of other players who don't play heavy/rock/metal/grunge/whatever would disgree. Personally if I had to pick the best all around amp ever made it would be a pre-CBS Fender Twin. I traded mine in the 70's for a Peavey Mace (it was an amp-of-the-moment thing). Wish I had kept that Twin. The Peavey was nice at the time but as my playing style changed so did my amps. I know you can play any style of guitar on a Fender Twin and it will sound great. It's the Swiss Army knife of amps IMHO. I'm not so sure about playing all types of music on a Marshal or Mesa. Nice that it works for you though.


The great thing about the JCM2000 DSL50 is the Green Clean/Crunch channel. It has one of the most organic clean sounds I've ever heard, and when you crank the gain up it gives you that perfect amount of clean break-up. Click the crunch and you have a Hendrix sound all day long... Switch over to the lead, and you can cover any kind of 80's metal, 90's alternative. I can do Staind and Rage to the T!
Marshall DSL 40C
Gibson Les Paul Classic Lemonburst 2014
ENGL Fireball 60
Peavey 5150 412 Straight
CRATE Blue Voodoo BV120HB
CRATE GT412SL 4x12 Cab
Peavey Vypyr 15
Schecter C1-Elite w/Duncan Distortions
#6
Its certainly versatile and excellent bang for the buck, not too expensive in used market. While not exactly JCM800 the green channels still does have same classic Marshall vibe and red ones are hot rodded to hell. (Grave and Nile use them with very brutal results )

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#7
I think the metalface 1959 or 2203/4 circuits are better as far as Marshall goes, with the 6100 coming in at a close second, but the DSL 50/100 is still a good amp.

SLO is an amazingly versatile amp as well.
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Its certainly versatile and excellent bang for the buck, not too expensive in used market. While not exactly JCM800 the green channels still does have same classic Marshall vibe and red ones are hot rodded to hell. (Grave and Nile use them with very brutal results )


The JCM800's just never did it for me. I always felt they lacked something. I really tried to like them because my favorite guitar player Tom Morello uses them, but the DSL50 just fits me like a glove
Marshall DSL 40C
Gibson Les Paul Classic Lemonburst 2014
ENGL Fireball 60
Peavey 5150 412 Straight
CRATE Blue Voodoo BV120HB
CRATE GT412SL 4x12 Cab
Peavey Vypyr 15
Schecter C1-Elite w/Duncan Distortions
#10
All personal preference, but I haven't really found a Marshall I've adored yet.
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#11
i feel the same way about a cheap traynor i picked up used. it's just right for what i've been up to.

congrats!
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i feel the same way about a cheap traynor i picked up used. it's just right for what i've been up to.

congrats!

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#13
They're cool no doubt. Best amp ever? I won't give them that. They'd definitely be up there, if nothing else because they've been heard on EVERYTHING. I don't know what the greatest amp of all time is, but Mesa probably built it.
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They're cool no doubt. Best amp ever? I won't give them that. They'd definitely be up there, if nothing else because they've been heard on EVERYTHING. I don't know what the greatest amp of all time is, but Fender probably built it.



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#15
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