I believe that he breifly used the Marshall jcm 2000 Tsl 100. In the music video for "Hand of blood", every time Michael paget is shown playing guitar, it is faintly, yet still obviously present that there is a Marshall in the background to his left. I believe this to be the JCM 2000 tsl because the knobs seem to match up in comparrison with other photos online, as well as the, yet again, faint writing in the correct placement to where the words "JCM 2000" would be inscribed, as well as the correct placement for the deep switch and the power amp on the front pannel of the amp.more
Mike says this amp head was "gutted and modified". "I run two different setups in one: 'A' is the tsl and Peavey together, run through a tuner, a 'red threat', a Digitech Whammy, a Memory Boy delay, into a Twin City aby. 'B' is the dsl into a tuner, an octave, a loop station, a delay pedal and into the twin city aby."more
As the creator of the sub-genre Dubstomp I require the highest gain, lowest noise, purest sound and best tone from my amps to compete with the super clean sounds EDM DJ's produce on computers. Only the new 4 channel amps from Marshall come close to what my TSL has been doing for 15 years. If you don't use Marshall, fuck off. I aquired a second one of these heads this year and as far as i know I'm running the only twin TSL stacks currently on tour in the world! now i just need a whole other set for stage left.
I love this head! It's a 3 channel amp that lets you make a variety of songs combination. In addition you can use a complete footswich where you can controll clean, crunch, lead, reverb and loop-in effects. Nice head!
This video I made a while ago and it showed how to change the board to the Issue 20 (latest board from Marshall). I also showed how to bias the amp and the overall results. Later I showed how to fix an issue relating to the 16 Ohm speaker out that can cause the output transformer to blow in certain situations. My amp these days works perfectly.
The TSL100 is a very underrated and generally unreliable amp mainly to the main board having issues about the biasing of the tubes. However, I used this amp on my 2006 'Eniac' album and had tones that I have never achieved with any other amp to date - and I have loads of tube amps.
The fix is simple, get a replacement board and fit it, it solves the issues forever and the amp returns to an incredibly good sounding lead tone. Don't listen to moaners... they don't know quite how to use this amp.
I owned several TSL100's.
The amp itself was ok, but the 5 way foots witch was terrible. Also the FX loop was awful. I've also used the tsl60 which has a much better FX loop, but sadly only works well at gig level volumes.
There are stories of reliability issues. Sadly these are true. Don't get me wrong, they sound good. But personally I think the JVM is a better amp.