The Marshall JCM 2000 Dual Super Lead DSL100 is the result of countless hours of R&D and of course listening.
DSL is an acronym for Dual Super Lead, so it should come as no surprise that this amp has two footswitchable channels - Classic and Ultra. Each of these channels boasts two modes: the Classic channel offers a Clean/Crunch option while the Ultra offers Lead 1 or Lead 2.
Instead of merely offering a variation in gain level to the two channels, each one of these four modes has been individually voiced as an amp in its own right. The tremendous tonal versatility of this amp, coupled with a 100% pure tube signal path (4xECC83s, 4xEL34s), Dual Reverb controls, a Tone Shift switch which scoops out the mids and a Deep Switch that adds a tight, bowel loosening, low end boost, caused the guitar world to sit up and take notice right from the outset.
As soon as you play one, you'll hear and feel why so many of the world's foremost players and journalists were quick to dub the DSL heads as the best Marshalls ever! It also won't surprise you when you learn that these amps have become the company's best selling all-tube heads to date.
The formidable family of JCM2000 valve amps was born when Marshall launched the DSL100 and DSL50 heads to an unprecedented wave of critical and public acclaim in the late '90s. With each subsequent JCM2000 product introduction, glowing accolades continued. Recent additions to the line came when they unleashed the babies of the family - the EL84-powered DSL201 and DSL401 combos. Once again, the reception they received was overwhelmingly positive and their inclusion in the line made the JCM2000 Series the most comprehensive range of valve amplifiers in the illustrious, 40 year history of Marshall.
- Two channels - Classic Gain and Ultra Gain
- Crystal Clean to massive Crunch switching on the Classic Gain channel
- Lead 1 to Lead 2 switching on the Ultra Gain channel
- Tone Shift switch to reconfigure the way the tone section (particularly the Middle control) works
- Deep Switch which introduces unique Marshall resonance circuitry for increased bottom end
- Effects Loop with level selection switch