Marshall TSL602

Marshall TSL602

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TSL602, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Marshall in the JCM2000 TSL series.

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Marshall TSL602 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Marshall
  • Model: TSL602
  • Series: JCM2000 TSL
  • Category: Tube Combo Guitar Amps
  • Added in our database on: 11/25/2006

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Marshall TSL602 user reviews

Average Score:3.9( 3.9/5 based on 9 reviews )
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 1 user review11 %
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racerevlon's review"My first-ever Marshall dissapointment."

Marshall TSL602
The Marshall TSL602 is a 60-watt 2 x 12 Guitar Amplifier with three channels, one clean and two overdrive. The amplifier is powered by two EL34 power valves and driven by four ECC83 preamp valves. The speakers on-board are two specially-designed "Wolverine" speakers made and voiced specially for this combo by Celestion. The clean channel has a dedicated EQ and the Overdrive channels share an EQ. All of the standard Marshall appointments are on-board: Effects loop with mix control, Deep Switch and Tone Shift, and an emulated line out.


I purchased this amp the same week I purchased my DSL401 1x12 combo so I had a great basis for comparison. The TSL602 is a 2x12 combo with 4 ECC83 preamp valves and 2 EL34 power valves. The speakers are custom "Wolverine" speakers that to my ears needed to be replaced due to overall flat tone. I tried replacing the preamp valves with both Ruby Select tubes and Mullard reissues. Nothing helped the tone of this amp. Even using a 4 x 12 extension cab with 2 x Vintage 30 and 2 x GT12-75 drivers the tone just didn't stand up. Plugging the DSL401 into the same cab yielded brilliant, complex, sweet overdrive... classic Marshall. Even on its own the DSL401 tone destroyed the TSL60.


I play most of my standard Dimarzio-equipped Neal Moser guitars, Ibanez, and Gibson guitars such as Les Pauls and SGs. The TSL seemed a little unstable compared to the DSL. The footswitch was jittery and due to the tone of the speakers I couldn't tell if they were blown or just sounded poorly. I wouldn't gig this amp at all.

I don't know if it was the difference between the power valves (4 x EL84 vs. 2 x EL34) or the speaker complement, or just that this is a poorly-designed amp, but I just couldn't get a useable tone out of it. The other thing that I found audacious is that the DSL is represented as a 2-channel amp (Clean and Overdrive) with a second, boosted overdrive that is a simple +20db boost on the OD1 channel. The TSL is represented as a three-channel amp. I don't really see where calling the +20db boost a third channel magically transforms it, even if you add an independent gain or reverb control. Everything about this amp was just flat, even with pedals, external EQ, etc. I eventually sold this amp and kept the DSL401 which still produces brilliant tones to this day.


I think for the price of the TSL line anyone would be better served spending the money on a DSL and enjoying better sonic quality. Unless something miraculous happens I'll never own another Marshall TSL amp.

fredlagratte's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very good amp!"

Marshall TSL602
as said by other users: 60W lamps full, 3-channel settings "vintage" or "modern" ... well, pretty versatile
DEFAULT: 36 kg for a single handle .... attention to lumbago!


As with any amp, 3-band EQ with ... only downside regarding the Crunch channel and lead using the same settings


its clear frankly good for a Marshall Crunch in the pure state of mind AC / DC Lead a bit messy when the gain exceeds 5
Amp goes everywhere but not typical metal (blues and rock at will!)


I use it for 5 years and have had no problems with amp .... very interesting and delivers well but do not hesitate to raise the master volume beyond 7 to react well
I recommend it to those who love the Marshall sound!

baptiste38's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall TSL602
.60 Watt all-tube amp
2 hp 12 '.
s channels.
A clear
A lead.


Setup is simple, we get a sound easy, well I do not know!


Ah chapter the most important!
I use it in the studio for rehearsals in recent months. Indeed it is the studio that provided the amps.
so I'll say it a try.
I possess a home a jcm 900 dual reverb head (100w).
nothing to see! The TSL 602 is not completely sucks fishing in the lead anything we completely lost the big sound! plain gonna rest of marshall ca ...
I advise against it because it's not the marshall, I do not know what it is!
go your way. you fold the Combo jcm 900 and maybe 800 ...


Too bad I feel like the jcm 2000 series has lost its heat and had the series lead before ...

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

Marshall TSL602
Amp lamps: 4 ECC83 / 2 svetlana el 34 (lamps in the rock)
60 w, more than enough for RPTES.
Studio xlr output, which lacks a bit of momentum. Otherwise, between loop.
The rglages take some time be made. But when you get there it works.
Footswitchable spring reverb.

I put a note in the penalty loop, carrment ineffective.


The manual is sufficient, the config is done with the usual.


My opinion on the tsl 602. is only my opinion.


- It is heavy.
- I find the crunch channel too "clumsy". But everyone does not share this view. Some even find that it is his strong point.
- The channel will not lead to the extreme saturations. But the amp is it has done?
- Sound, trs high power with finesse loses. But no need to put it back, everyone is deaf before.


- Clean the trs is good, provided you know the grate. Too serious a part in balls. I use my microphone in my SG acute example.
- The lead is perfect for heavy metal's Fawn 80 or more by using the digging the mdiums. (See my sample above, even without a boost pedals)
, The amplifier saturates low volume with no problem.
- Unlike what everyone says, I never had a problem with the amp. No overheating, no grsillement NOTHING.


We must find opportunities. Store is too expensive. Dealers, thieves. In addition to the amp is quite difficult to obtain because of the problem still online.

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