Marshall TSL100
Marshall TSL100

TSL100, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Marshall in the JCM2000 TSL series.

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 27 reviews )
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MGR/Garufi's review"Marshall JCM 2000 TSL 100"

Marshall TSL100
I have not "aquired" this amp yet, but I've played it so many times at GC for hours that I know it so well. I beleive its the most expensive Marhsall Head. Does this mean it's the best...Definitly.

This is clearly the best modern amp of its class. I love that the second channel has lenty of gain for a solid rythem, and then the you just might not need you overdrive pedal when you switch to the third and final channel. I've heard this amp cranked to "10" while standing very far away, and I swear there is nothing that could ever sound so sweet. For shredders and punk rockers and metalfreaks, this amp truly covers it all. What I like about this unit: It is the mother of all units.

They should somehow get a built in delay unit in the JCM line. I know that Marshall's delay in the AVT series is great.

Very Strong. No problems here.

This amp obviuosly cranks but we are all past that, but people get all mixed up when they hear Mesa Boogie Rectifier, and Peavey 5150, and Marshall Mode Four, and Frames (actually the best ampplifiers for sheer, rediculous metal the world), and Crate BLue Voodoo, and Ibanez, and Carvin. I will just tell you right now, that the JCM is the way to's always been the way to go, and it will always be the way to go. All the gain, all the power, all the bottom end, all the screaming highs, and all the tone you will ever need is in this unit. The JCM2000 TSL 100 should be your dream amp. I suggest going to the stores and trying ever amp in the store. Do not settle for the combo version. Stack it up and crank it.

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MGR/Marshall Junkie06/15/2004

MGR/Marshall Junkie's review"Marshall TSL 100"

Marshall TSL100
I bought my amp @ a local music store & this was an upgrade from a DSL 50 as I traded (2) DSL 50's for the 1 TSL 100

The thing I love about the TSL 100 is it has (2) FX loops & for what I play that is great.Also having 3 channel's that are footswitchable is a big plus.

To be honest I haven't found anything that I dis like about the amp.

It is like any Marshall product built with tons of pride...I mean Marshall has set the standard for Rock & blues amps.Made with quality woods & parts.

I would have to add ....if you thinking of buying an amp & your kind of stuck & not sure what to buy that most companies try to copy Marshall but most fall way short.

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MGR/Spanky Bottoms10/24/2002

MGR/Spanky Bottoms's review"Marshall JCM2000 TSL"

Marshall TSL100
bought this amp new at Music Lovers Shoppe for about $800. I traded a Rocktron Voodoo Valve pre-amp, Stereo power amp and stereo 4X12 cab for it. I wanted to get rid of the complex MIDI setup I had and get back to some serious TONE.

the TONE baby! The sound of this amp is pure Marshall, plus an amazing clean channel. The crunch channel is super chunky with strong mids and satisfying lows. Lead channel uses a more aggressive version of the same tone, while the clean channel will do everything from super clean tele tones to dirty blues. With the 4X12 cab this amp has more than enough headroom for almost any gig. If your looking for a great rock amp, look no farther. If you play Heavy Metal, check out Mesa/Boogie triple rectifier.

It's very large and heavy so it can be a real drag (literally) to haul it around to gigs in my car. The tubes get HOT.

Construction looks to be almost bulletproof. Seriously, the weight of this amp is ain't made out of cheap-a$$ particle board! I have damaged the tolex covering on the cabinet by banging it into doorways and the trunk of my car but the 'road-scars' look good. It would take a lot of abuse to cause real damage. I suppose the tubes are the weak point and will need to be replaced someday but for now they are still rockin' like new after a few years in service.

This amp sounds great and is built like a tank. If you want the ultimate Marshall tone I recommend it. Granted, it's expensive but well worth it.

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allig4tor's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent amp!"

Marshall TSL100
All-tube amp.
See the features in the advice given above.


I did not have the manual, but it is doing very well if you have not used this type of amp

The clean is really good: one of the best Marshall clean that I've tried!
The crunch is really the strong point of this amp one obtains the typical sound of the JCM800 without deafen half the neighborhood.
The lead channel is good too, but requires lower treble, under penalty of being slightly too loud (for my taste)

The reverb is excellent.


Suited to rock and hard rock.

Used with a strat and a les paul.


For years, I tried a number of amps: this is one of those who has impressed me the most, in terms of sound quality and versatility.

The value for money is very good!

theraven's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" THE sound Marshall"

Marshall TSL100
All lamps (4 * 4 * 12AX7 + EL34)

1 guitar input
1 footswitch jack
2 effects loops
1 emulated output
3 speaker outputs

100 watts RMS (25 watts RMS switchable by pressing a button on the front)

Integrated spring reverb


Sound very easily, which sounds off immediately obtained.

Note that the sound becomes less noisy once the bias set to 82mV (very simple to do).

At first, the sight of all those buttons may seem unsettling, but once try a few hours, it becomes very intuitive and easy to adjust.

The manual provides information that can be used by persons not familiar with this type of amp.


With 3 channels (clean, crunch and lead), it really gets all the sounds you want, ranging from pop to metal, to pop rock, rock, blues, hard rock, etc. ...

It is very versatile and great on all channels!

(I play it with a Gibson SG, a Fender Marauder and an Ibanez Prestige, and the head is connected to a 4x12 JCM 800 lead series)


Bought it a few months ago.

I had the opportunity to have a lot of different amps in recent years, and this amp is the one who has more than most.
Unlike everyone else, I'll keep this one.

Excellent quality / price ratio!
Ravage Alliance Club04/21/2011

Ravage Alliance Club's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Professional equipment"

Marshall TSL100
100w All Tube, switchable to 25w (top)
3 real channels with three Masters (top)
Deep function for more bass (1 key for clean, one for a lead / crunch), really effective,
Two balls effects
Any speaker can be connected (4 to 16 ohms).
Mid function boost digging mediums to switch its "vintage" to "modern" easily, without changing settings.
Separate reverb control for the clean and the other channels.
2 settings attendance.

Footswitch fragile: the socket is too fragile. He commanded the 3 + channel + reverb effects loop.

In short, the stuff built for professionals.


Config arch simple plug & play.
The 3 channels are visually distinct, which is not the case with DSL.
We obtain immediately (or almost) sound good.


I use it constantly with a BBE Stomp in the loop, which adds much to its presence.
sounds like a good Marshall, period.
The clean is one of the best produced by Marshall
The crunch of a potato madness
Lead with the Deep feature allows very easily to the big metal (provided that the following guitars ...)
I'm doing 4 gigs a month, I play in a cover band (from red hot to Jamiroquai, via AC / DC and Spin Doctors), I need a super versatile amp.
I'm thrilled.

Sometimes connected to a 1960 V30 (Slash Snakepit), sometimes in a 1960A (very good too, need to stop down the G12T75!) See in a 2 * 12 Framus ... He assured each time, whether with a Start, a Telecaster, a PRS or SG.

I do not know what else I could ask for more ... A little less than blowing the lead perhaps?


I therefore used for 7 years.
I've never changed the lamps, and it never failed.
It provides its weekly concert without flinching.
It saves me having 36 pedals distos.
The 3 master are ultra independent practices.
In short, a great Swiss Army knife for demanding musician to have a sound and practical, all at a reasonable budget.

Puto's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Marshall JCM 2000 TSL100 - Makeover"

Marshall TSL100
hello to you musician

The Marshall JCM 2000 TSL100 is a tube amp 100W
An input jack, assignable effects loop separately or jointly which opens the field of possibilities (Please do not use the effects loop! Please) is horrible on any amp. You can use to connect a pre-amp for example. No musician is so ... why some still to do?!
Upcoming speakers: 2X4, 1X4, 2X8, 1X8, 1x16 ohms (class)
An output emulated line out for direct recording (again, again ... stop messing around ... I will not add anything else.)


The setup is simple?

The manual is clear and sufficient?
No need. Anyway, he must rely on his ear and that's it.
Skunk Anansie guitarist to record their first album (many awards) with a guitar that cost him $ 70. No change. Yep. The amp is not the musician.

Do you get a good sound easy?
We get it sound good enough right quick, but ... must spend time on it to find the right sound. For a guitar sound is set with other musicians. Especially with the other guitarist (if any) and especially with the bass. Everything must be harmonious and logical.


Will it fit your style of music?
Perfectly. I play post-hardcore or rock to clean arpeggios, the amp responds very hyper. The choice of guitar is very important. Not only the choice of guitar as the height of the microphones. I have a Fender Telecaster Deluxe, a Gibson SG Standard and an Ibanez ASX32 (with Seymour Duncan SH4) and soon a Fender Telecaster Standard.
For effects I use Boss and Line6.
The choice of speaker is very important ... very very very. But the best is surely not the most expensive. The better ear, his style, his music and his group.
I play with a 1960AV (Celestion V30) and it's just perfect. I have a 1960A is it makes a difference (especially on the roundness of sound)


For how long have you been using it?
7 years

Did you try many other models before getting this one?
Oh yes. Savage120 of ENGL, Mesa Boogie's, several Marshall, Fender few ...

What thing do you like most/least about it?
It's a pretty versatile amp (not the south either)

What is your opinion about the value for the price?
Right price

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...
Oh yes.

I tried 3 other JCM2000 TSL100 store (different stores) and it was really shit. So do not insult those who spit on this amp. I understand them.
My singer / guitarist working in a music store and we had a giggle when I tested one of their JCM2000 right after mine. Same in another store ... and the same again in another store. RIDICULOUS.
We must think about changing the lights too. If you think that is expensive and you'll end up spitting on the amp, do not cross the pitch then.
Without oil, the engine of the car died! There is none.
I had to change the PSU a few months ago. Due to cuts in current hardcore room my head suffered. And I'm rewarding :-) by changing the PSU I won round and sound sensitivity of the amp. Which makes sense after all. Kerry King, Slash, etc. have changed amps. If you believe that buying the signing of this or that you will have the same ... there is already affected, sensitivity, experience and the relationship between the musician and his instrument but also changes. Why there

jecee's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Versatile!"

Marshall TSL100

What is the power delivered?
100 W RMS 25W comuter


Lots of buttons but very simple, it's Marshall ...


Will it fit your style of music?
I play mainly metal and when I read that the JCM2000 is not for metal ... just kidding Clearly this is not a high gain but push it a bit, with a good cab and a good shovel it sends heavy! Important not to cut the mids or play with the equalizer in V. .. Otherwise, you lose all the biting and aggression.

Clear: good clean sound for a Marshall! Complement it with a little chorus / Reverb / Delay and go for an arpeggio shivering ..
Crunch: the sound of AC / DC! Reduce the gain and you have a blues sound great!
Lead: my favorite channel! Needless to type an overdrive before or whatever else is ... sending it enough for the modern metal, clear you will not want to play in Suicide Silence or Behemott but what will the Guns to Kataklysm through Arch Enenmy or Paradise Lost, Metallica, ... is perfect, the question is, set his gear properly ...

With what (s) guitar (s) or effect (s) do you play?

LP standard and Shecter SheDevil.
TC electronic G-sharp (in the loop) + NS2


For how long have you been using it?
It's been a long time and I will say that for 10 years I have, it never fell down once, not even a fuse! I never got tired of her except when I get the urge to smash a small deathcore ... but hey I think if I had a 5150 I'm tired of not being able to play anything other than death ... Frankly, I have a LP and a Schecter (active) and the amp fully respects the guitars that branch there.

What thing do you like most/least about it?

Most: versatility, power 25watts past by pushing a button, 3 CHANNELS loops and effects (adjustable) with footswitch switchable, the lead sound ...
Minimum: The guys who criticize Marshall saying they do nothing good for the JCM800 .... I invite them home to test for TSL100!

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?
Because clearly the versatility of the gear is the most important thing to me: you diversify his game, his style, the gear follows the musical evolution and ultimately that's what costs the least! When I see friends who have changed 3 or 4 times the amp since I have mine so that eventually they get tired and always looking SOUND ....

What is your opinion about the value for the price?
Excellent for the head but the cab 1960a cons is not really terrible, I modified mine with 2 V30 + cross + silicone wiring and it really changes much in the end.

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

Marshall TSL100
100 W + Reverb, which is welcome because it lacks a bit on the 30th anniversary Marshall that I was ready. I put 8 because there is "only" 3 Channels and no delay (unlike JMD100) but hey, it's already much better than the 2 Channel amp, I quibble.


Configuration is very simple. Finally a product or each button that I touch brings a change "heard" instantly.
I downloaded the pdf manual for the history of 4, 8 and 16 ohms and the use of effects loop, but it's simple and suddenly, the manual is not really useful.
This gives a good sound and the clean channel is not as bad as what has been said in Marshall.
More reverb helps.
It is not for the bagpipes of course, but that, I think you understood ;-)


For the pop / rock is perfect.
To repeat, I hold down "limitation POWEEEER" to use 25W which is already sufficient. Note however that the volume does not clean the crunch / lead.
I just find it's "low volume" (it's on), it is more difficult to diff2rencier a real crunch of a lead. For cons, the knobs that you push, the, of course, mind-blowing ca! The power generated is monumental!
Coupled with a Fender Stratocaster STD U.S., and a Gibson Melody Maker reissue 77.
With the Fender, but it is less clear pechu with the Gibson is more slobbering and less defined, however.


I've had about three months.
I tried a Peavey 50W clearly more blues, and a Roland JazzChorus a Marshall 30th anniversary.
The peavey is well suited to small rehearsal room and need not be pushed too hard to have a warm and round.
The Jazczhorus not suitable for Rock .. Simply.
And The Marshall 30th anniversary is almost on the same wavelength even if he has no reverb.
I put 10 because I came across a great opportunity (NEW state amp + speaker 1960A) and it purrs quietly but surely waiting to be released this summer ...

Shark-Food's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Marshall TSL100
See below


Configuration a breeze.
After some small adjustments, we get a very good sound quickly.


Clean, blues, rock, hard rock: No problemo.
I've included a great chorus, delay and a Boss equalizer in the loop and roll ....
I love the sound of the lead and clean.


I use it for 18 months.
It is extremely versatile (personal opinion), with some pedal felt good, I'm going Pink Floyd Maiden.
I thought I would sell, and finally, I do not want more.
I read a bunch of c **** ries about this amp, must stop, it's a very good amp.
When I read the nonsense clean, the crunch ... I'm tired!
Some should stop navel gazing and just back to the basics of music.
He does not agree to a Gilmour or Slash, I could understand (and again ...) but for the plebs guitarists including myself and party whose only goal is to try to draw a coherent sound and s burst while playing in a group, no problem ...
I paid € 1300 with a marshall 1960 cab Lead.
Good value for money.
I of course do it again this election.