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Date: 04/06/12 10:01 AM

22 Responses to RIP Jim Marshall: Inventor Of Marshall Amps [Pic]

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    hairyshyt Male 30-39
    216 posts
    April 6, 2012 at 8:46 am
    Link: RIP Jim Marshall: Inventor Of Marshall Amps - Making Rock go to 11. As important to rock and roll as the guitar gods that used his products.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6740 posts
    April 6, 2012 at 10:03 am
    R.I.P guy I have never heard of.
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    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
    528 posts
    April 6, 2012 at 10:06 am
    my dog died of cancer today, does he get a post?
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    April 6, 2012 at 10:40 am
    Get this guys face off the internet. Nobody knows who he is, nobody really cares either. Put up somebody important who promotes the well-being of earth... like superman or something.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3677 posts
    April 6, 2012 at 10:47 am
    @funnehkitteh. i`m truly sorry for your loss.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    April 6, 2012 at 10:53 am
    You may have never heard of him, but pretty much non of the music of the last 50 or so years would have sounded like it has done without him.
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    mervviscious Male 40-49
    1794 posts
    April 6, 2012 at 10:56 am
    he man was a rock god....
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    Slmmhmmr161 Male 18-29
    606 posts
    April 6, 2012 at 11:00 am
    Holy drat. If you have no idea who this guy is, you really need to go crawl back under the rock from whence you came.
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
    1832 posts
    April 6, 2012 at 11:25 am
    Damn. That is sad.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1794 posts
    April 6, 2012 at 11:44 am
    Back in the mid 60`s Fender amps were all the rage in England but were very expensive. Marshall was drummer who ran a music store and did stock Fender amps. Thinking they could do it cheaper, Marshall enlisted his shop tech a others to tackle the challenge. It was agreed that the Fender Bassman amp was really good so they used that as a template. But due to differences in key components and few circuit tweaks the Marshall amp had a more aggressive sound. Thus a new amp was born. As the years went by the amps got more powerful and speaker cabinets grew in size in order to accommodate the extra wattage. Thus the "stack" was born. Eight 12" speakers were needed to handle the furry that Marshall`s most powerful amplifier could deliver. Pete Townshend of The Who was the first to take delivery of the massive cabinet. But after complaints about the cabinet`s weight from his roadies the whole mess was cut in two so the 4x12" cabinet was born.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    April 6, 2012 at 11:56 am

    You people SERIOUSLY have NO IDEA who he is, or what he did to the music industry as a whole?

    That`s... Pretty damn depressing.
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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1175 posts
    April 6, 2012 at 12:24 pm
    I never really cared for Marshall amps, (I`m a Fender man) but holy cow what an impact his amps and their sound have made on music. There`s no mistaking that Marshall "crunch". Definitely one of the pioneers and innovators in music. If you`re unfamiliar with him or any of the other three mentioned in the article, I suggest spending five minutes searching and reading about them. (notice I didn`t insult you for not knowing about them) They all helped shape the face of rock and roll, whether you realize it or not. A sad day for guitarists everywhere.
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    chuckleboy Male 50-59
    145 posts
    April 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    TKD Master,

    Dude, believe it or not really interesting and important stuff happened before you were born. You can believe that all the bands you listen to know who this guy was and what they owe him. Take a little time to educate yourself.
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    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
    1045 posts
    April 6, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    So much stupid in some of these comments.
    But I bet they know who gaga is.
    Or singing ponies, or whatever the hell passes for artists these days.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    April 6, 2012 at 1:50 pm
    i shall play my guitar at 11 just for him!!!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25350 posts
    April 6, 2012 at 2:14 pm
    So many people didnt know how great he was. Musos will have an idea. Players will know the whole story.
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    Fancysucksss Male 18-29
    1048 posts
    April 6, 2012 at 2:16 pm
    I`ll try writing a song for him in his memory. Lets hope inspiration is with me today *bows like a monk*
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    April 6, 2012 at 5:44 pm
    This is very sad news indeed. :(
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    Dad4Life Male 50-59
    2055 posts
    April 6, 2012 at 5:45 pm
    That should be the most awesome funeral ever.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15845 posts
    April 6, 2012 at 10:44 pm
    I`m an Ampeg man myself, but I always respect tubes and 12s.
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    PizzaPits Male 18-29
    553 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    I play on a Peavey JSX. Marshalls are great amps, but definitely not my favorite.
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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
    1178 posts
    April 8, 2012 at 2:19 am
    shame, I met him a few years ago for a special Marshall anniversary gig. Seemed like a nice guy.

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