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willie

Too Near Atlanta GA

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May 17th, 2019 07:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

Vintage Jon (Jon Bessent) and I were friends and had very similar philosophies and beliefs on guitar amps. Jon and I shared identical beliefs on Marshall amps, both of us having a long history of use and service on them.

Again, newer Marshall amps sound great... they simply are not built as well, and are FAR more difficult to service and repair.

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Leftee
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May 17th, 2019 07:21 AM   Edit   Profile  

^

Case in point. You can buy entire circuit boards for the DSL100.

I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. It just is a thing.

5Strats
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GospelBilly!
May 17th, 2019 02:19 PM   Edit   Profile  

willie - Thanks for clarifying.

Leftee
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May 17th, 2019 03:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

Did you find out what’s wrong?

Cal-Woody

USA/California

Why do I keep fixing things that work?
May 17th, 2019 06:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

There are internal fuses and sometimes one can fail. You have to pull the chassis out and see them. I had one fail years ago and just replaced them.
I checked the board out while I was in there and can't remember what it was but I just wanted you to know that.

reverendrob
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& hath no need of thee.
May 17th, 2019 07:14 PM   Edit   Profile  

The little DSL1 continues to surprise me.

Is it built amazingly well? Not particularly.

But it does "plexi enough" clean channel if I crank it to just shy of breakup (and pretty much does JUST that on the clean channel, which is fine), and gain beyond gain on the other (which is also more than fine).

If I turn the gain down about half of what I keep it at (8.5 or so), it's still mean enough for Slayer.

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GospelBilly!
May 18th, 2019 08:52 AM   Edit   Profile  

Leftee - The DSL100 head is in the shop as of last Monday. The tech said it would take around three weeks for him to fix it.

Cal-Woody - Thanks. I was going to take off the panel and check the fuses, but since I don't work on amps at all, I decided to seek professional help.

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May 19th, 2019 11:18 AM   Edit   Profile  

My pal has a TSL100 which had the runaway bias problem. He had to buy a replacement board, which IIRC was about $180.

It was a design flaw. Seems the fix should have been cheaper.

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