Poll: TSL 100 for Tones Below
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View poll results: TSL 100 for Tones Below
Yes
6 67%
No
3 33%
Voters: 9.
#1
Alright so i think i have finally come to the amp i feel would fit my style and i want to here some thoughts. The amp first off is the Marshall TSL 100. Now i know this amp is somewhat question reliability wise so if you have stories i would like to hear them either way. Now i have found one in good condition for $650. Now before you tell me if this is a good deal or not please let me explain what i want to do with the amp.

Channel 1: Plain Clean Tone (not really trying to emulate anything prob will be on the bright side)
Channel 1 ft Tube Screamer: Think SRV Hendrix (ill set the eq more to get this tone than the clean.
Channel 2: Think ACDC, Led Zeppelin with maybe a tad more gain
Channel 2 ft Tube Screamer: Motley Crue, Skid Row, GNR, Ozzy Sabbath
Channel 3: Metallica Megadeth style tone
Channel 3 ft Tube Screamer: Pantera (if this one don't work i really don't mind)

Now if this works out the way i want im hooked so please help me out and let me know what you think. And btw obv i dont mean the exact same tone just a good one in the ball park. Thanks.
#2
You're asking if a Marshall amp will give you AC/DC and Led Zeppelin tones.... Really?

Essentially if you programme it right you'll get whatever tone you want out of it. so why not?
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#3
Ive been looking at a DSL50 for a little while, and they look great, but I feel like I hear too many comments on both sides of the fence.
#4
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Ive been looking at a DSL50 for a little while, and they look great, but I feel like I hear too many comments on both sides of the fence.


Exactly how i feel hence the post but tbh i think im going to go for it just for the fact if i were to sell it locally (today or in the future) i would make what i spent plus a little extra
#5
i'd prolly rather have a dsl for that. from what i can remember (haven't tried them in a while) the tsl kinda fell between two stools- sounded too modern for the classic stuff and not modern enough for the really modern stuff.

that being said, depending on what country you're in, there might be better options.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#6
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i'd prolly rather have a dsl for that. from what i can remember (haven't tried them in a while) the tsl kinda fell between two stools- sounded too modern for the classic stuff and not modern enough for the really modern stuff.

that being said, depending on what country you're in, there might be better options.


The US so please enlighten me I like this setup because all the tones are footswitchabl.
#7
For those tones I'd go for a DSL over a TSL any day. Except Pantera but for that tone you'll be better off with a distortion pedal. Neither a TSL or a DSL will give that harsh raspy sound that Dimebag pulled out of a SS Randall.
The TSL was aimed at Nu-metal sort of crap primarily, the DSL is more like a hotrodded JCM800 type of tone. That's the one you want (or better still an actual JCM800 2203/2204)
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#8
agreed

since you're in the US i'm guessing the likes of splawn etc. would be worth a look, but i haven't tried them myself.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#9
I was looking at Splawn but their too much and I like the DSL but I don't like the lack of eq and how it has one less channel. How big if a tone difference would it really bbe?
#10
Lots. Compared to a DSL a TSL is a pos.
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#11
Alright thanks guys I guess I'm still stuck. My problem is I love tone but require veristilaty at the press of a footswitch not to mention I have a limited budget (1000 used btw). How about theJCM 2205 I no it ain't as good as the 03 but the fx loop and clean cchannel would be a big benefit as I could play this amp and get something like a black star distx for metal through the clean channel.
#12
The 2205 is ok if you mod them. Without modding them the second channel is practically unuseable, it's basically channel 1 with a fuzz box attached. Treat them as a single channel amp and they are ok I guess but they did cheap out on a lot of stuff too. I'd take a DSL over a 2205. The DSL is the 2205/2210 as it should have been done in the first place. The 2205 was the early warning of the atrocities that were to follow in the 4100.
That's probably why I dis Blackstar so much - the guys responsible for that shitty period in Marshall's history are all over there now. Hopefully they'll stay there.
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#13
I'm gonna +1 the suggestion of getting a DSL instead of a TSL.

For the Metallica stuff, you could probably get by by using a guitar with EMG's, instead of passives (which you'd use for the lower gain stuff). You could also have two different OD's (one set to lower gain boos, one for full on boost).
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