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Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by Dalton, Feb 6, 2020.
In fact the gain control on the clean channel on the TSL leads ro some other interesting tones.
I'm agree. Maybe the LM/LE It's classic Marshall clean tones and the TSL It's modern Marshall clean tones. Anyway I love all tones from the TSL100.
I can't access the listing because I don't use fakebook.
I've got both a tsl 100 and a dsl 50 ,jcm 2000. Yes I'm a marshall and tube freak.Did'nt need the tsl but got it used for a steal so...Depends on how much you'll use it.I have about 12-13 amps and my playing time is at home now and I limit it to about 1/2 hour at a time.Mostly to save my ears. I try to avoid going to a tech cause they ALWAY'S seem to find something.Use your own ears and if you can get a deal on one it may be worth it to put some cash into it. It is nice having 3 channels.Personally the only amp I've avoided like the plague is the 6100.Not everyone can or is willing to work on them and it's got some chips/ parts that are near impossible to find and have to be programmed etc. Screw that.
I found that the mesa mark v its way better on the clean tones do you like mesa amps?
I dont mind them, I had a mini Recto for awhile. . Again, I only care about clean-ish tones, they dont have to be crystal clean. I'm not a clean tone guy at all. I use it when I have to.
Mark V looks like a rocking amp!
TSL100 - reliability issues. "Bias Drift....." Gets VERY hot -- PC boards less than predictable in heated environments. Simplicity in big amps is KING with me -- reliability is KING+. Fewer knobs are better. I would shop around on both of these models. Based on decades of amp usage and experience. Maqrshall even admitted some "design errors" in these amps. AND -- used amps? better check it out as high volume for a period of time.
I LOVE this picture. THANK YOU for taking it and posting it.
Whatever.Some people here like the TSL. If you want to be a Marshall purist then we would only have one amp on here, a late 60’s plexi. And no forum.
Love my TSL122, but it's heavy and I am old. Hope I can talk someone into buying it so I can get something smaller.
Heavy but a great amp. Mine has had no issues so horror stories aside, one of my favorite amps.
I also prefer the TSL over the DSL. I can't figure out why people say they are similar, to me they sound totally different. The TSL is more older Marshall tone where as the DSL sounds muddy and full of mush on the lead channel. I still keep both around but the DSL only sounds good to me on the green channel with a boost. The lead channel on the TSL doesn't need anything, its all there in the box.
I've had two TSL's and neither one had any reliability issues.
I run my DSL green and clean; Friedman BE-OD up front. Mean AF.
You're right though for sure, the TSL is monstrous with the lead channel all by itself.
I think the TSL 100 was the first Marshall that you could turn on/off the fx loop by footswitch. That for my needs It's a must have. The lead channel It's great, a massive destruction weapon. I like amps with three footswitchable channels. Clean, crunch, lead.
I would love a LM with a footswitchable fx.
Since y'all are pretty active on this thread, may I ask what pedals sound good on the DSL100? I'll be playing rhythm and singing in a pop punk/alternative rock band so I don't need anything crazy. My plan is to build my own board with a Boss SD1, Boss Chromatic Tuner, and the Marshall footswitch.
What would y'all add in my situation? All I need is a clean, crunch, and distortion
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BTW, no TSLs were actually thrown out in the making of this image...it's still hanging around waiting for me to get to work on it. Just not on the top of the list of priorities for right now.
The DSL is an excellent platform to use pedals with. Any pedal you like will probably sound great with it. I just have a BOSS TU-3, a Friedman BE-OD, and a Crybaby in front of mine. That's it. It's a firebreather.
Pedals = signal boosting in the front; signal bending in the loop.