Tony Mckenzie One of Tony's more recent album's is a project called Eniac - this album is a take on Scientific practice and theory applied to the digital world.



The result is an album with a specific style - mainly written on and Engl E670 Special Edition - click for more. ...

you won't be disappointed with this - it's a modern style developed over many years and the Engl can be heard throughout the tracks.

Whether detuned, or regular tuning is your thing, it's all on this album - take a listen and see if you agree.


Marshall TSL & Engl Shootout
Marshall TSL2000 
Marshall swear this box is full of TONE with great features.
I'm sure Jim knows what he is doing - but how does it compare with one of the worlds best amps?
Marshall Amps are an Icon in the Amp world - they have been seen on every world stage for many years - in fact over 40 years now. Marshall Amps have changed quite dramatically over this time - and so has their production techniques.

So has their sound - the reason for buying them. Marshall have deviated even to solid state designs to achieve that inimitable 'Recto' sound we all hear these days. They still have 'their' sound and there's nothing wrong with that I guess - it's like something tried and tested.

 

You just keep on going back to it - you know what you're getting and you'll stick with it through thick and thin.

The problem with this theory (which some put in to action) is that if everyone did this then there would be no musical development. The manufacturers thankfully take Tube amp design in general to another level around every 10 years - Marshall included.

I know they are designing all the time, but actually the leaps forward in the amp world are typically 10 years apart e.g. Amp, 10years, Master Volume, 10 years, Cascading Gain, 10 years, Recto sound, 10 years... see what I mean.

All makers suffer in the same way - they are ALL innovative, but some are more innovative than others! The TSL100 IS innovative and is a complex amp internally - but is it TODAY'S sound?

 

I have made a direct comparison of different sounds from the TSL100 and the Engl E670 for you to see what you think - Check out the Table Below:

Marshall Stack Clean Engl E670 Amp Clean
Marshall Stack Clean Picked Engl E670 Amp Clean Picked
Marshall Stack Crunch Engl E670 Amp Crunch
Marshall Stack Crunch Picked Engl E670 Amp Crunch Picked
Marshall Stack L1 Rhythm Engl E670 Amp L1 Rhythm
Marshall Stack L1 Picked Engl E670 Amp L1 Picked
N/A Engl E670 Amp L2 Rhythm
N/A Engl E670 Amp L2 Picked
N/A Engl E670 Amp L1 Bottom End

Click HERE to listen about the Marshall Stack Used.

Click HERE to listen about the way we tested.

Click on any of the above - they are all in MP3 format so you can compare DIRECTLY the Engl E670 (6L6 Tubes) through an Engl Cab ( 4x12 V60) against a Marshall TSL100 (EL34 Tubes) through a Marshall Cab (1960 4x12).

My own view is that the Marshall TSL100 and its cab are less bottom end and more bright ad thrashy - but I guess it would be against a 6L6 Tubed amp. Funny thing is - if you dont do a DIRECT comparison and say use the Marshall on one day and use the Engl on the second - both amps sound good on the day.

But in a direct comparison like this is my choice is the Engl E670 AND the Engl Cab. Check HERE to see how the Engl E670 Sounds with a Marshall cab.







 

 

 

 





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