#1
I'm gonna go ahead and splurge on a new amp (my mg 100 dfx is getting on in life). I'm thinking along the lines of either a TSL 601 combo or a vintage modern combo. Which of the two would you recommend?

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#2
Both are tits but I would lead more towards the power of the TSL
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#3
I'd go with the TSL. I played a TSL122 at GC and instantly fell in love with it.
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#4
Any reason why your sticking to only marshall amps? Tell us your budget and what styles of music you play and we can help you out a lot more.
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#5
if you're adamant that you won't move from Marshall because you like to look cool, go with the DSL over the TSL as it's got a bit more gain if needed and is less muddy.
but +1 to above ^
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#6
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Any reason why your sticking to only marshall amps? Tell us your budget and what styles of music you play and we can help you out a lot more.


+1, you can get a better amp for the budget they're around.
#7
Well i just adore the classic rock sound from marshalls. (yeah i no, i have an mg, but i have played other, better ones too.
#8
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Well i just adore the classic rock sound from marshalls. (yeah i no, i have an mg, but i have played other, better ones too.

You're thinking of the tones from amps such as the JCM800- you won't get those tones out of a TSL/DSL, but we can point you in a direction a fair bit closer.
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#11
traylor has the marshall tone, if you done mind small clean head room the windsor is like a jcm on riods
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#12
^i've heard traynor was a marshally sounding amp. well, some of them are. windsor has very limited clean headroom, but yes it is one hairy JCM800.

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The Vintage Modern would be way better. The TSL disappointed me.

they both disappointed me. muddy and thin.
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#13
tsl is an incredible amp.
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#14
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tsl is an incredible amp.

Not being biased at all
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#15
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Not being biased at all


not really! haha

I enjoy other amps as well
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#16
Meh i wouldnt go for either of them they dissapointed me also...

For that price like others are saying you could something better...the only marshalls Ill ever buy will be vintage valve marshalls...only ones that have a nice sound IMO...didint mind the jvm i guess though

Id check out other makes man
#17
Orange Rocker 30 perhaps. They get a pretty decent classic rock sound out of them. Or if you like Marshall classic rock sound specifically I guess the obvious choice would probably be a JCM 800.
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#18
Also, I would more so say the vintage modern.

For classic stuff its much better than the Tsl. Upon more playing and more cranking the vintage modern is far from thin sounding. Its definally an amp i would buy if i were to play more classic stuff.

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if you're adamant that you won't move from Marshall because you like to look cool

Thats a pretty stupid thing to say imo.
#19
Yeah. Plenty of amps look way cooler than Marshalls.
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#20
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Yeah. Plenty of amps look way cooler than Marshalls.



But they aren't as symbolic. Some people may think a BC Rich Warlock looks cooler than a Gibson Les Paul, but the LP is a classic.

Anyway, I'd look elsewhere before I went and got the Marshall, there are better options in your price range than the Marshalls. I would reccommend something along the lines of a Peavey Classic 30/50.

Now, if you got $3000-4000, nothing beats a hand-wired, non master volume Marshall STACK!!!! But for us mortals, those are quite out of reach.
#21
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^i've heard traynor was a marshally sounding amp. well, some of them are. windsor has very limited clean headroom, but yes it is one hairy JCM800.


they both disappointed me. muddy and thin.
The 2000 sounded like a modeling amp trying to be a Mesa to me, while the Vintage modern sounded vintage.
#22
Crank the Vintage Modern. It sounds pretty rad. It was a bit creamier than the a vintage JMP I tested side by side against it.

I also think the Vintage Modern is very very responsive to guitars. I plugged a good 8 Les Pauls into it until one sounded right. I then went and plugged in a Jackson Dinky, and it sounded thin and frankly, lame.

But with a great guitar, the Vintage Modern screams!
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