Marshall DSL1HR Guitar Tube Amp Head 1W

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The Marshall DSL1HR is a 1-Watt all-tube, dual channel amp head that gives you genuine Marshall tone and appeal in a more compact and practice friendly format.

It is based on the JCM2000 Dual Super Lead (DSL) series that the company released in the late ’90s, but with some modern enhancements to make it more user friendly.

What’s cool about this amp is that it can go lower than 1W via its built-in attenuator, which lets you switch to low power mode that has a 0.1W power rating. This means that you can crank the amp’s dual ECC83 preamp tubes and ECC82 power tube at very low volume levels, great for quiet practice and for recording.

Speaking of recording, Marshall equipped the DSL1HR with a speaker emulated Line out, using Softube’s cabinet simulator technology.

Other features include having two channels: classic gain and ultra gain, built-in reverb and pedalboard friendly effects loop in and out.

More importantly, this tube amp is affordably priced and comes bundled with a footswitch.

If you’re looking for killer tones that won’t send your neighbors hollering, then check out the Marshall DSL1HR.


  • Power: 1W / 0.1W
  • Preamp Tubes: 2 x ECC83
  • Power Tubes: 1 x ECC82
  • Effects: Reverb
  • Input: 1 x 1/4″, 1 x 1/8″ (Aux)
  • Outputs: 1 x 1/8″ (Softube Emulated Out), 1 x 1/4″ (16 Ohms Speaker Out)
  • Weight: 12.3 lbs.
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available in our guide to The Best Small / Low Watt Tube Amps.