Marshall TSL601
Marshall TSL601

TSL601, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Marshall in the JCM2000 TSL series.

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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 11 reviews )
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Value For Money : Excellent

iamqman's review"Not too bad"

Marshall TSL601
This is one of the last great combos that Marshall had built. These were a great sounding amps that has a very dynamic feel and organic tone that was very usable in many different applications. These amps were the a little bit of the JCM2000 DSL but had the extra channel. People didn't like the TSL as much and felt that the tone wasn't and blossoming as the DSL. I would have to agree but it does sound better than the JVM series amps that Marshall is doing now.


3 Independent channels, each featuring Volume and Gain controls

Independent EQ on the Clean channel. Shared EQ on the Crunch/Lead channels

60-watt Svetlana EL34 power section

Individual Reverb levels for Clean and Overdrive channels, also on/off footswitchable

Effects loop with level selection and front panel Mix control, also on/off footswitchable

Marshall's famed speaker emulation circuitry for direct recording, for connection to an external power amp or for connection to a P.A. system

Deep switch adding low-end resonance

Tone Shift facility on the Crunch/Lead channel for instant tonal re-shaping

5-way footswitch for channel, Reverb and Effects Loop switching


This is not a modeling amp so you won;t have choice of a bunch of different amp tones or models. Also this is not an amp that will do any effects. So You cannot get delays, chorus, phaser, or flangers built into the amp. This amp does has some reverb so that is the only type of effect that comes built within the amp itself.

This amp has a decent clean tone and tales pedals very well. You get a good chimy tone not like a Fender but more like a better sounding plexi tone. Unlike a lot of clean channels in amps that may have a high gain channels as well the clean won't take distortion pedals very but this one does with pride. You also get a good crunch channel that sounds great and very usable for a general music or covers tone. The third channel or lead channel shares the same EQ with the crunch channel. So whatever you have set there will transfer over to the lead. This is designed for soling and lead tones.


These amps have been discontinued for a while now. They have been replaced by the JVM series amps which is my opinion are not nearly as good as the TSL or DSL series amps. This is an amp that you can pick up on the used market for right around $500. Not a bad price for a good working combo v=all valve tube amp.

tarantism's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall TSL601
Tube amp ... the rest was said
Warning marshall has changed!
The combo parrait strong and take the road but it is full of pieces of plastic that breaks easily, such as knobs, for example
I disassembled quite a few times and it has nothing to do with the pieces of good quality marshall


Simple configuration
the clear a little soft
the second channel gives a nice crunch but not worthy of a marshall
The third very good coarse channel distortion (the only thing I liked about this amp)
But for a 60-watt AC lamp really does not send!
If your drummer is a bear is not worth it must be put back and bought a lamp every month! all this not to be present so that ca ...


I play progressive rock and funk to the primus, patton.
I always dream to have a good marshall amp with my Start and the sound of it was a big disappointment
Overall the sound is soft enough even connected to a 4 * 12 cabinet ...


I bought it out of spite (history voucher) di I saw the price and it has been a marshall ca!
Not at all since I bought it I have not stopped trying to sell it!
Also I use even more distortion of the amp the sound was so soft
I get a jcm 900 and then we see a sacred difference!
In addition it's a pain to move it. It is heavy bulky and fragile.
I advise anyone to buy this amp but rather to find a head over a small 2 * 12 cabinet

obiwanfrombelgium's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall TSL601
See description Amp


Nothing wrong. This is an amp, not a rocket ...


These are interesting things. I come from an old transistor amp 30w Leaney. It's like moving from a camping Palace 5 paintings ;-). I use a Fender Highway One and not much else really. No effect (sometimes a small multi-effects Zoom in series to the gate). Just the internal reverb bte.

Clean channel. It's not the sound of Fender amps for sure. Not crystalline. R-Play "Do not Cry" Guns make you an ide. It corresponds to what I've read elsewhere.

Crunch. Gain 3 or 4 / 10. One approach sounds style intro Paradise City (Guns of same). But the highlight of the channel, pushed to 7, 8 or 10/10, it's the AC / DC seventies. We believe it. Sidr. Opinions differ on that channel, but I love.

Full channel distortion. The one is in the Iron Maiden Premire PERIOD without effort. Listen to R-2 minutes 2 midnight to see what I mean. It is. In full. By adjusting the settings, you can reach a more "heavy", latest issue by digging out the mids. But beware, Trasher, on your way. Can not get sound heavy trs. The range of sound from this amp is more ACDC, Iron Maiden and Metallica and Slayer not.


A joy, but it depends on what you are looking ...

Even when it is not cheap (1000), but I tried the same period (6 months ago) every lamp 500 amps - and this not the same thing - at all ...

Weakness may be: no headphone jack. I use the XLR jack with speaker simulation, to enter a small Gearbox (line 6) and infrared headphones. Need the PC on - but it works.
Docteur Pi08/08/2007

Docteur Pi's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall TSL601
60w lamps but has come, not the masses more volume than 100w transistor
for the rest see the other


A little but it is bordlique


Good update on my Stratocaster US, the typical sound strategic + marshall in "small"

overall dception big is better than the MG100 DFX (with tube emulation) but little, the clear sound is a bit warmer but still trs flat, the distortion is kind marshall ( I like a) but not exceptional for a marshall.


The sound is not worth four times the price of its MG100DFX (ffd circuit switched course), is in fact a true almost.
for the entry-level tube, I opt for a mesa boogie express 5:25 in, excellent in every way.
True, the STL provides a marshall type distortion (a type of distortion that I love and that is not possible on the mesa) but I'll wait to return to Marshall, you can pay me the range above history that the diffrence with the MG100 is more empty.

kevlesurvivant's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall TSL601
- All-tube amplifier
- 60 Watts
- Settings:
Clean: gain, treble, mid, bass, reverb
Crunch / Lead: 2 Gains, treble, mid, bass, 2 volumes, reverb
Master: Volume, Mix Fx, presence

PS: I juat tried the amp in a store so I can not be the most accurate, but I tried it long enough to give an opinion ...


- I found the config a bit confusing at first, but after a few minutes more problems!
- I would say yes you get a good sound easily with a good scratch, ate a good EQ, but that depends on people ca ...
- The manual I have not seen ... See note above ^ ^


- Oh yes it suits my style of music!
I play mainly Maiden and Metallica, and I just found the Holy Grail! The perfect sound, for me! Perfect for metal old school 80's. Playing Hallowed be thy name in the store ca sounded almost like maiden, and also for other songs, like MoP Metallica of course! BONTON with "deep" one, ca really dig the sound and the amp really a lot of potatoes!
In short, for those looking for an amp for metal old school, I think this one is perfect, for me it is!
For the clean sound, it is good, but more certainly because of the guitar that I was not a clean sound obtnue fambloyant!

- I tested it with an Ibanez RG 320, not a high end guitar, but the sound chippers good anyway!

- Crystal clear sound clean enough I would say that crunch with the gain to more than 3 / 4, a dynamic distortion, with a lot of heat ... yummy!

The crunch because I do not use it! -


- See note above ^ ^
- Lead + The sound just perfect for me!
+ Fishing for distortion
+ Grain Marshall
+ The three channels
+ The footswitch included
+ Everything else

- Unfortunately I just tried ... snifff

- I tested, Peavy studio pro 112, bandit 112. Bogie Mesa Mark IV. Marshall DSL 401. Hughes & Kettner Matrix 100, 20th anniversary. But for me the best is: Marshall JCM 2000 TSL 401.

- Quality / price ratio, excellent at € 985 here in Finland (yes I live here), I think it's an excellent price for the perfect amp!

- So I did not, but for sure I would have one day there will be my favorite amp for a very very very long time !!!!!

Try it and you will see ...

Makak's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall TSL601
Type amplifier tube;
60 watts but it's just a lamp!


The configuration is pretty simple overall.
Yes we get a good sound easy, even a very good sound!
Bah it's good clean must love Marshall, but otherwise the two sounds they tear crunch!
While the manual lol I do not know if we can make it shorter ... you really have to fend for oneself but hey you buy the amp not the record.


It is perfect for my style of rock zic through to the hard metal.
An Epiphone LP 100 mounted with a microphone Gibson 490R and 500T one.
I also have a pedal Digitech RP5.
By the way the footswitch is very convenient


I use it for 3 days and as many say that the change was important because without a MG15CDR a TSL 601 is like moving from a rotten 2 horses that failed to pass the technical inspection F1.
I like everything.
I paid 650 euros and it works OCCAZ nickel in nickel!
'Tain then yes I would do this a thousand times that choice!

obiwankennedy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall TSL601
A lamp
with lots of button anywhere.


Ben I have a little hassle to find a metal distortion, but infact I very quickly found his hard rock. I have grown there or it is necessary and it's metal. I plugged an ME-50 so it helps her.
good sound, it's on, it is found quickly.
the manueln is not great: especially for someone who has been jms tube amp.
but hey you get used to it even when what


Style yes, it should.
a quality Ibanez and Boss ME-50
the sound is as it should.
very metal with treble and bass and max gain and reduced middle what I play than if the sound is very clear "present."
I have a small zipp super sharp when I plug my effects pedal in the effects loop I do not know where that is but I just plug in my pedal directly to the input of the amp (which is advised by the manual)
and how perfect but good for the distortion I need not really made my pedal.


Very good amp, a bit expensive but the good price / quality ratio is still good
yes I refer this choice.

XyLou's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall TSL601
Amplification tou lamps
60 Watts


Very easy to use
ON happens quite easily discover obtenire has the desired sound


I played with this amp for 1 year and I find no exceptional tou
The clear sound is good as long as we do not Exceeds half the gain after ca saturates, which does not allow dlivrer great power.
The crunch sound more like saturation qua sound of crunch time by the thrust gain a background
there is little difference between the crunch and the lead.
Only the lead sound is more than adequate to my gov.


I was a bit dessu in Essayan with a friend, I was atendai beacou mieu of by a marshall,
nothing to do with the series JCM800 JCM200 series .The suremen is more convenient with these 3 but chanel
a moin elev level, with this model it is in the mileue of game.Etan given the price I
put it 4 because at or in fender peavey we just have a better nettemen amps moin expensive.

HeavyPriest's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall TSL601
See Doc Marshall


The configuration is trs trs facile.Il there is absolutely no need for the doc!
Being an absolute fan of Judas Priest and Heavy Metal (EDGUY, SONATA ARCTICA, IRON MAIDEN ,...)
I can assure you that the sound we have right now and whether it's his old school or modern! so what more ...


Trs-his deep, warm trs (normal for an "all-lamps"), dynamic ...
dtail important one for me, one time gain pass the 3 / 4 gives a nice crunch trs (although if you attack the strings) without losing DEFINITIONS ...
-SOUND to play the GUNS, the AC / DC, ... I perois more like a canal "bonus" (see note immediately above)
Useful because it can live is a config 'like, clear channel for clear sound ...!, For crunch rhythm channel (with the gain goes 3 / 4 are obtained distos an incredible power without PRECISION losing in), and lead channel for solos sound (which guaranteed POWER, PRECISION, SUSTAIN ,...) or vice versa;
Marshall-grain immediately identifiable over this channel is a killing with incredible power, ... (see above) you can do anything with this channel AC / DC JUDAS PRIEST by passing same more modern groups like EDGUY and SONATA ... and unlike some sayings CA does not bleed You just HAVE OWN GAME and a good guitar with good pickups like Seymour ...


This amp is a marvel ...
What I liked about this amp is its behavior with diffrent scratch. It is such a precision it is all default resort and all the qualities of the guitar used. The legalization is effective but has a point. And if you are not yet convinced to try it !!!!!! go on the site will also see Marshall WHO IS PLAYING OVER ...
Note: I see DJ say "Well he pa essay of MESA him" and I would say that if, and I would say that they are good amps but Overpriced TOO THAT IT IS, and WITH NEO Sounds TOO TYP METAL, AND LESS heat than MARSHALL.
J've probably forgotten a ton of stuff about the L TRY CREATE MARSHALL then YOU WILL BE SATISFIED ...............

Stigma's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall TSL601
Pramplification-power amplifier and lights
Combo-60W, an HP celestion 12 '
-3 Channels: Clean, Crunch, Lead selected using the footswitch supplied with
One-loop effects
-An analog output for mixer
-2 Equalization: one for its clean and the crunch / lead


-Some features of prampli can be bewildering to beginners, as the presence of potentiometer (but if you're used marshall amps, it's not a problem), and shift knobs and deep, abruptly changing something in the sound, but it's hard to say what exactly (in fact shift, I have still not found. otherwise it's pretty simple between the gain and equalization ..
-The system of channels 3 and 2 EQ is not bad at all
-The "good" sound, it was fast enough, we can not say that the EQ are very sensitive on this amp
-The manual is simple, and very (too) short.


-In the clear is the panacea: excellent amp, surprising for the marshall who has the reputation to abandon the clear sound! subtilis by any game is felt, if I had to keep a channel of the amp, would certainly have this one!
It's crunch: one wonders what comes to this channel ... therefore it is sufficient to increase the gain of the channel clear for a real crunch, Marshall brings us here a kind of distortion feeble and dying as a second channel ... probably more expensive to sell this amp as DSL models who are not team .. Finally, good!
It's lead: the it's heavy! It is true that the distortion of the JCM 2000 is more "rock" than anything else, but what a rock! I see little deficiencies: lack of energy (hence the cot more rock than aggressive I think)
-Short, I play it with a Les Paul, and I get a very round and warm sound in clear and fairly bold, a little but not too powerful (a particular gives when pushed to its limits!) In his lead.


I have used it for 2 years and I am quite pleased. But I think changing the lights for the Chinese, it seems that you have transformed an amp ... I see it!
"I tried other JCM, the 900 and 800, and the AVT before buying my amp, and I regret my choice of these four models. If I could test the epoch or a Peavey Classic 50 5150, my choice would port those l.
Good quality-price ratio, because good quality amp lamps and very affordable. The DSL is free of this stupid and crunch channel is much cheaper, if I have one regret is not having bought the DSL401 rather, I economy a little.