Originally posted by Highgrade
I bought the DSL 50 head yesterday and returned it today for that same reason. The clean channel was sweet Marshall clean and punchy but the lead channels suffered in my opinion at least at volumes one plays in their home/basement/garage. I got the MESA BOOGIE F-50 combo instead and its sweet!
P.S. I personally did not like the spring reverb it had. Sounded artificial to me. My Marshall MG HDFX100 head (soilid state) had better reverb than the DSL 50!
I, on the other hand, liked the spring reverb a lot. Basic, but quite good sounding IMO. And the DSLs don't really sound so great when the volume control is under 3. That's where attenuators come in.