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.
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:
HERE to listen about the Marshall Stack Used.
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.
All views on the page are Personal. All Trademarks Acknowledged.