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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-17-2003, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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thinking of a serious gear upgrading

hello there, im probably going to buy a new jem and a marshall, just wondering how the marshall DSL 401, would size up to my crappy 100watt peavey bandit. i know tube amps are louder but if im used to the 100 watt bandit should i get something more than 40watts for a tube amp?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-17-2003, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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alternatively, i might buy a legacy combo, anyone know what site i can view the uk price for the legacy?
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-17-2003, 09:28 PM
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Generally tube amps are a lot louder than solid state amps at supposedly the same wattag. A 50 watt tube driven power stage would probably blow the 100 watt peavey out of the water. Atleast that was the case with my experience. A while back I used this cheap Crate 2x12 combo @ 120 watts rms and I used to think wow 120 watts. Since then i've had two 50 watt Boogie heads (both using 6L6's) and WHOA.........both are unbelievably louder
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-18-2003, 04:41 AM
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the marshal dsl 401 is a pretty good amp but its not gona throw the kinda tone a legacy combo will (trust me ive had a dsl 401)

when i decided to upgrade my whole rig i went with somethin realy realy special namely a cornford hellcat and that thing has scary tone is just amazing and with the rest of the stuff i run its unbleiveable.

if i was you (depends how exacting you are on getting great tone) go with somethin a lil more special than a dsl401 you will only end up getting rid for a legacy or somethin better.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-18-2003, 06:07 AM
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I personally think the 401 is horrible sounding, and I've heard many reports of unreliability.

In the tube realm, I would highly recommend the Carvin MTS3212. I really dug the sound.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-18-2003, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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im looking for something within the 1000 pound mark, and in terms of tone, i want a nice bit of gain and by that i mean lots available! i play varying styles but mainly i would want something that could give me classic tone, good bluesy sounds and a good lead sound for vai stuff, would the leagcy forfill my needs? or is it too geared towards vai's tone?
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-18-2003, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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anyone know where i can get a really good deal on a leagcy combo, i like some of the reviews ive read but i really want to get the lowest price, not that i'm stingy but i'd rather save some cash on a near 1000 amp, by the way im looking to buy this in the uk so no good telling me about US shops or anything thanx!!
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-19-2003, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Polaris20
I personally think the 401 is horrible sounding, and I've heard many reports of unreliability.
I was actually quite impressed with the 401 I played... I'd have liked a little more adjustability with the gain boost, but it wasn't a bad sounding combo, and loud enough for anything I needed it for- Through my Mesa Recto 2x12, I was playing an outdoor gig with the thing's master maybe up to 7 and had no problem cutting through. Incidentally, it sounded worlds better through the cl;osed back mesa cab...

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