Dean Markley DMC-80
Dean Markley DMC-80

DMC-80, Solid-State Combo Guitar Amp from Dean Markley.

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mooseherman 05/21/2010

Dean Markley DMC-80 : mooseherman のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

"Ok for a solid State"

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This is a solid-state amp made by Dean Markley. That company has been able to branch out into a lot of different musical products, my favorites are their Blue Steel series of electric guitar strings. This amp has about 100 watts total, 50 for each channel (clean and distorted). There are two 1/4" inputs, and 1/4" jacks for headphones, footswitch, line in and out. Footswitch is sold seperately. There are a bunch of effects, chorus, flanger, reverb, delay, etc.


Getting the particular sound that you need for different genres is pretty easy with this amp. There's a lot of room to go around. Most players tend to find their sweet spot and stick with that for the most part though. The controls are comfortable. The effects are tough to get a hold on at first, but eventually you can get used to them. The manual lays out all the details of this amp nicely.


I was expecting more out of this amp for all the good things I heard about them at the time. For the price, I couldn't believe all the features and the good reviews. I really think this is kind of a weak amp. If you are looking for very cookie-cutter, cliche tones that have minimal character, this is right up your alley. I just prefer amps that have a bright, cutting tone that captures the edge of my playing. This amp doesn't do it. And typical of solid-state amps with tons of effects,


This amp is pretty cheap, and for that it's a good deal. I just don't think it sounds that great, and for seasoned players, tone becomes very important. I would say only hardcore fans of solid-state should pick this up, everybody else should probably stick to good amps.