#1
I just got a Marshall TSL 60w head with a 1960a cab a week ago and I've been fiddling around with the knobs ever since and cannot get a metal tone. It simply feels like there is no crunch when palm muting, it's more of a thud. Now I tried my same guitar, sg standard on my friends marshall 100hdfx, and I can get the perfect metal tone. I'm competely surprised and confused that my friends MG can sound better than my amp. Although I don't have a problem with the MG series it just makes sense to me that a TSL would sound better. Any ideas on what to do?
#2
learn what the knobs actually do... you might want to try raising the gain

(btw im not trying to be a smartass)
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#3
turn all the knobs down and start fiddling with every knob one at a time. then start mixing and matching.

i think there was a thread somewhere where they discussed different amp settings. go search it.
#4
I've looked everywhere, and I'm on the lead channel with the gain all the way up. I even tried scooping the mids.
#5
you could look at the manual...they usually have different settings laid out for you...
if you don't have one...there's probably one online...
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#7
Yeah that helps a little. What about and OD pedal? Would that help? The concept seems silly because I'd be trying to match the gain of a 100w solid state amp.
#8
The TSL is not a very good metal amp IMO.
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#9
Turn the gain down, it doesn't need to be on 10. It's probably muddying it up.
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#10
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Turn the gain down, it doesn't need to be on 10. It's probably muddying it up.


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#11
Tried that, that helps a little but still doesn't provide that "chunk". Guess it's time to look for an OD pedal.
#12
try this, put the gain around 2-3 o'clock, scoop the mids, put the bass at about 12 o'clock and the treble around 2 o'clock
#15
Just tried that. Didn't help at all...This makes no sense. I tried the same settings with my friends amp and it sounded better with his.
#16
how loud is the master volume?

you'll probably want to get the power tubes going a little bit.
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#18
hm, what guitar are you using? how much out put do the pick ups have?
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#19
Gibson SG Standard. 498T in the bridge and a 490R in the neck. According to Gibson's website, they are designed for modern rock so they should have a higher output than most of their other pickups.
#20
well i'm stupped. the TSL isn't much of a metal amp, but you should at least be able to beat an MG with it. try picking harder?
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#21
I've tried pretty much everything...I guess it's not really not that big of a deal, I'll eventually figure it out. I play pretty much everything from clean to metallica like distortion. I was just having trouble with the metal tone. Plus the pickups in my guitar aren't the best. They actually sound very muddy and tinny and very soon I'll be swapping them with 57 classics. Even though they are less output they should sound warmer and fuller.
#22
channel volume full master on half.
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