Re: Marshall DSL401 Modification
Red5, I agree. I've been reading about it and it seems to have been a design flaw which has since been addressed by Marshall. The models made after 08/2003 (if I'm remembering correctly) are supposedly fixed regarding the heat issue. I just hope the solder joints don't fail. Anyway, it's doing much better now, and I just steered clear of poking around the board. While I was in there I reglued the two Tolex flaps on the inside that had come unstuck, biased it, put it back together and voila! It worked, and runs cooler. It's my first Marshall, coming from a Peavey and Fender past. The DSL401 is, imho, not a bad sounding amp, though there seems to be quite a few folks who diss it harshly. Guess they can afford a Bogner or something. Would be nice! That's why there are so many amps to choose from - it's up to the player as to what they like. Thanks for your help.