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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-16-2010, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Should I trade for a Marshall TSL 60?

ust another advice thread...sorry!

I have the opportunity to trade my Peavey XXX 40watt 1x12 combo for a Marshall TSL 60 watt head.

I mostly play lead guitar with a bit of rythm in the style of Joe Satriani (just to give you an idea).

The truth is I really like my XXX (though sometimes it just lacks that punch that only marshalls give you) but my main problem is weight...it just keeps getting heavier on my back with every gig.

I don't need insane amounts of gain-dist. I run the XXX on the Ultra channel with the gain at 4 and I could live with less I should also mention that I've played both amps and I like both the Peavey and the Marshall.

Any info on the TSL 60???

Do you think I should make the trade?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-28-2010, 02:04 PM
 
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Re: Should I trade for a Marshall TSL 60?

IMHO the TSL line amps are some of the worst-sounding Marshall amps out there. Look for a DSL instead of a TSL. Tube amps are just heavy, so I don't know what to tell you there... Axe-FX?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-28-2010, 02:32 PM
 
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Re: Should I trade for a Marshall TSL 60?

Check out my TSL60 review ... http://www.jemsite.com/compare-guita...SL-60/reviews/

I'm not a fan of the TSL60 (the 100 is much better), the DSL's are much better than the TSL's I've played in general.

Having said that, the XXX is a much different tone than anything Marshall, to me. You may prefer it over the XXX if you dig the Marshall tone over the XXX's recto-ish tone.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-28-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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Re: Should I trade for a Marshall TSL 60?

If the weight of the amp is bothering you, an inexpensive hand truck would probably be a good investment.
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Re: Should I trade for a Marshall TSL 60?

I did not like the parallel loop on the TSL60. Decent amp but not great.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-01-2010, 06:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Should I trade for a Marshall TSL 60?

Well I heard the TSL and it sounded waaaayyy too thin compared to my XXX. I am looking for a good marshall head and I think from what I heard, the best sounding to my ears were the DSL50 and the 6100.

One thing I never tried was messing with my XXX tubes...so I might be re-tubing the whole thing and maybe getting a new Speaker. I tried changing my V1 and V2 EH to JJ and I heard a difference that might make me hold on to the XXX

My only complaint about the XXX is that it sometimes sounds a bit harsh, so , if there's anything tube related that can straighten this I'd do it like...NOW
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