JimmyDee123 Posted January 2, 2018 Share Posted January 2, 2018 I have a Marshall DSL40C, that I use as my home practice amp. I pulled it apart and put in a new Celestion Creamback speaker, a larger choke, and new Tung-Sol power tubes. The thing is a small(ish) beast. Way more clean power than I need in my basement, but it sounds amazing. Then, I got my Helix a couple months ago... I originally had it plugged into the front of the amp... sounded like crap. So, I went out and bought an EV ZLX-12P. I'll admit, the EV monitor sounds really good with the Helix... but it doesn't have that brute power that I missed with the tube amp. This morning, I decided to try plugging the Helix into the Return line of the Marshall amp. This effectively cuts-out the Marshall's preamp, and just goes straight into the tube power amp section. HO - LY - CRAP! It sounds friggen amazing! I'll admit, it's not FRFR. I won't be running vocals through it. But for guitar, it sounds incredible. Much better than the E-V powered monitor (in my opinion) For anyone who has a guitar amp, with send/return on the back, I'd recommend giving this a try. I know this isn't a new idea... but I just wanted to relay my experience and feedback. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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