Finally got a Marshall that I'm happy with! This journey for the perfect Marshall started about 6 months ago when I decided to order a DSL100HR. That amp wasn't too bad but it had some strange noise issues and the gain felt too compressed to me so I had to send it back. Then last week I got a DSL20HR since they were super cheap at a local music store (299 euros). I really enjoyed the sounds I got from that amp but it was also a very noisy amp. I brought it back to the store to get a replacement but then I saw a JCM 2000 DSL 50 sitting there. Used of course but in great condition. It used to belong to a well known dutch backline rental service so I imagine they took good care of it. I came in a very sturdy hardshell case with a Marshall logo on it so that's not bad. I got it for 499 so the price wasn't too bad either. Upon plugging it in I quickly noticed that this is the Marshall for me! It's a super versatile amp! I have a bunch of other amps, Mesa's, Oranges etc and those are all very good at rock and metal but I had to get a Marshall for that classic sound. Really satisfied in that departement. The clean channel is nice and chimey and the dirt channels are very good indeed. Sure, with high gain this amp isn't super tight but a boost pedal into a Marshall was NEVER a bad idea imho. The tone shaping options are really nice. I find myself using the 'deep' switch on higher gain sounds often because of the MEAT but for clean tones I prefer to have that off. I'm running it into my Load box with IR's so it's a quite flexible setup. Anyway, if you see one of these used for a good price, snatch that! Well worth the money and like I said, it's a super versatile amp! I made a little demo with my new Tele, hope you don't mind me sharing that here: JCM 2000 owners rejoice!