If you need to rock and I mean REALLY rock, your quest has ended my weary shredder. Pretty much any electric guitar sound can be obtained by this "one amp to rule them all" head from Marshall. Virtuall limitless tonal options, limitless headroom being 100 watts (if you do have it loud enough to overdrive the 4-EL34's, your venue better be Dodger Stadium) and a totally bitchin' footswitch. As far as the control surface goes, Raoul Duke said it best "The dashboard was full of esoteric lights and dials and meters that I would never understand" but fortunately, here's a cut and paste from the Marshall website to explain it: The TSL100’s three completely independent, footswitchable channels (Clean, Crunch and Lead) effectively give you three different classic amps in one casing. Each channel has its own controls for Gain, Volume, Treble, Middle and Bass. The Clean channel also has a Mid Boost switch, while the Crunch and Lead channels each have their own Tone Shift switches which â€˜scoop’ out the mids.
4 x EL34 output valves and 4 x ECC83 preamp valves
Footswitchable Accutronics Spring Reverb with Dual controls (one for Clean, one for Crunch/Lead)
Individual Presence controls and Deep switches for Clean and Crunch/Lead channels
Two Parallel FX loops (footswitchable)
XLR DI output featuring Marshall’s acclaimed speaker emulation, allowing direct connection to recording or PA mixing desks without the need for microphones or DI boxes
A Power Amp Mute facility for silent recording via the built-in DI
A ruggedly built, 5-way LED footcontroller which gives you the ability to switch between the three individual channels, plus switch the Reverb and the two FX Loops on/off
An innovative Virtual Power Reduction (VPR) switch which, when engaged, emulates the sound and feel of a 25 Watt valve power amp
The JCM2000 TSL100 was manufactured at the Marshall production facility in Bletchley, England between 1998 and 2009.