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Marshall JCM2000 TSL100 circa 2006
« on: December 18, 2009, 01:11:03 am »
Just bought one of these last week.
with a 1960A cab; anyone have any dealings with these???????

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Re: Marshall JCM2000 TSL100 circa 2006
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 01:48:32 am »
Just bought one of these last week.
with a 1960A cab; anyone have any dealings with these???????
I played these a few times in gigs, love the natural compression when played loud.

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Re: Marshall JCM2000 TSL100 circa 2006
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009, 07:50:36 pm »
The distorted channel of the JCM is nice. Classic Marshall tone right there.

The cleans are okay, workable but could be better.

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Re: Marshall JCM2000 TSL100 circa 2006
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2009, 12:17:12 pm »
To be honest, I find it rather mediocre. However, I was told some fairly inexpensive mods on it would make it sound a lot better...

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Re: Marshall JCM2000 TSL100 circa 2006
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2009, 08:41:43 pm »
I am admittedly a tube Newb.

I imagine after some EL34L's & new ECC83s's this thing should do what I need of it.

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Re: Marshall JCM2000 TSL100 circa 2006
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2009, 11:44:27 pm »
To be honest, I find it rather mediocre. However, I was told some fairly inexpensive mods on it would make it sound a lot better...

Yeah but dude you've got a TONNE of Mesa Boogies.

To me the different on the distorted channel of a Boogie is night and day with a JCM.

So different.
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Re: Marshall JCM2000 TSL100 circa 2006
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2009, 12:05:10 am »
Not to be a killjoy, but the Marshall purists arent going to have alot of great things to say about that amp.
Its got alot of gain, but it isnt in the same class as  JVM. Its got classic Marshall sound, but not in the same class as an  80's JCM. Frankly, paired with 4x G12-75's I think it would be just awefull. Lose the G12-75's or at least run two Eminence Legend V12's  criss-cross with the two G12-75's. That should fatten the sound up appreciably at not a lot of cost.
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Re: Marshall JCM2000 TSL100 circa 2006
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2009, 01:53:24 am »
You're comparing a JCM with a JVM? Really? And on a side note, I'm also far from a Marshall purist. I'm a Fender guy, through and through (although my ears have slowly been lightening up to Mesas...).

That being said, it'll get the job done. And, if you'd like to mod it, as KH Guitar Freak said, it'll sound better.

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Re: Marshall JCM2000 TSL100 circa 2006
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2009, 02:19:38 am »
I didn't think I liked G12T-75's; I say this as I tried Eminence Man O Wars in another 4X12 and hated them and I cannot stand my friends JCM900 stack.
 yet these speakers don't bother me in the least.

My favorite guitarist is George Lynch (Back for the Attack Era mostly) <---------can we say gain!?!?!

And yeah; sofar all the BAD things I've heard about this amp it  doesn't seem to suffer from.

It may be alil buzzy from all the front end gain but I think new tubes will smooth that out alil.
I will NEVER need a gain boost pedal with this amp. I count this as a plus.

Nobody really buys a Marshall for clean tones so I'm counting a passable clean channel as good enough; besides I only ever play 80's ballad like intro's anyway.

Not too bad for training wheels.........................

I payed $795 for the used half stack in almost mint condition, I don't feel hurt in anyway if this turns out not to be "THE" AMP.


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Re: Marshall JCM2000 TSL100 circa 2006
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2009, 11:52:52 am »
Well, I'm not very into those JVMs either. Have way too much unuseable gain, not to mention sounds rather noisy and thin sounding too. The modern Marshalls I wouldn't mind buying then modding are them Vintage Moderns. But then again, I could always try those Ceriatone Marshall clones...

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Re: Marshall JCM2000 TSL100 circa 2006
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2010, 09:15:32 am »
Our band uses JCM 2000 DSL's with KT77 tubes from eurotubes and they sound much better than EL34 tubes. I played Mesa's for years but my Marshall took their place for good.