#1
Hey everyone! Im looking at the DSL40C on sweetwater with the Celestion Creamback speaker. Im just worried it wont be loud enough for gigs. I am a rhythm guitarist for a 60's-90's rock band. I wont be playing any leads. We primarily play at bars and sometimes have outdoor gigs.

Do you think the 40w combo will be enough? Our lead guitarist is playing on an mg102cfx which I could afford but I dont like Solid states. Our drummer does not play overly loud either.

Thanks
#2
It will be fine and substantially louder than your mate's MG.
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#4
Quote by Cathbard
It will be fine and substantially louder than your mate's MG.


Thanks. Im going to go for it.
#5
Quote by diabolical
You'd bury that MG with 40 watt tube, it'll be loud enough, my Orange Tiny Terror 15 watt amp with single speaker buried a Vox 120 watt ss amp.


Haha good to hear. I have a peavey 6505+ right now which is plenty loud but switching from heavy metal to classic rock... I think a Marshall will do me much better
#6
You could lower the gain of the 6505 if you change the type of tubes in it. Much cheaper option.
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Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


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#7
Quote by Cathbard
You could lower the gain of the 6505 if you change the type of tubes in it. Much cheaper option.


Suggestions on tubes? I'm probably going to get grab the marshall anyways for gigs and keep the peavey at our home studio but I'd like to play around with it like you said and see if I can get some better crunch tones.
Last edited by Rdawg14 at Mar 13, 2016,
#8
You can go as low as 12AU7 on a 6505+. Those have a gain of 10 opposed to 100 for a 12AX7.
Others you can try are 12AY7 (45), 12AT7 (60) and 5751 (70). 12DW7 can be good in V2 if you want to drop the gain of the clean channel but not ch2. It has a 12AU7 on one side and 12AX7 on the other.
Just experiment.
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Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#9
Got a DSL 40c, it does the job for gigs without mic such as smaller bars say 50-100, people
#10
Quote by Cathbard
You can go as low as 12AU7 on a 6505+. Those have a gain of 10 opposed to 100 for a 12AX7.
Others you can try are 12AY7 (45), 12AT7 (60) and 5751 (70). 12DW7 can be good in V2 if you want to drop the gain of the clean channel but not ch2. It has a 12AU7 on one side and 12AX7 on the other.
Just experiment.



Came here to say this, but Cath beat me to it. The rhythm channel w/ crunch is great for classic and hard rock tones.

I have a 12DW7 in V2 and it does exactly what Cath describes: lowers the gain on clean/crunch but leaves the lead channel alone.

Best combination I've tried though is a 5751 in V1 and the PI position. Sounds sweet on all channels and lets you use the full range of gain on the rhythm w/ crunch channel -- from light overdrive all the way to thrash when maxed out. And yes, you can run the gain on that channel dimed and it will still sound decent.

That said, I wouldn't discourage you from getting a DSL. Those are sweet amps too. 40 tube watts can get ridiculously loud. Even my Classic 30 will peel the paint off the walls...
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