RIP Jim Marshall: Inventor Of Marshall Amps [Pic]

Submitted by: hairyshyt 5 years ago in

Making Rock go to 11. As important to rock and roll as the guitar gods that used his products.
Credits: Marshall Amps
There are 22 comments:
Male 1,178
shame, I met him a few years ago for a special Marshall anniversary gig. Seemed like a nice guy.
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Male 553
I play on a Peavey JSX. Marshalls are great amps, but definitely not my favorite.
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Male 15,832
I`m an Ampeg man myself, but I always respect tubes and 12s.
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Male 2,085
That should be the most awesome funeral ever.
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Female 4,447
This is very sad news indeed. :(
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Male 1,048
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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Male 25,416
So many people didnt know how great he was. Musos will have an idea. Players will know the whole story.
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Male 2,384
i shall play my guitar at 11 just for him!!!
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Male 1,045
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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Male 156
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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Male 1,218
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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Male 3,482
Seriously?

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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Male 2,694
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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Male 1,832
Damn. That is sad.
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Male 606
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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Male 1,793
he man was a rock god....
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Male 3,285
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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Female 4,084
@funnehkitteh. i`m truly sorry for your loss.
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Male 4,793
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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Male 528
my dog died of cancer today, does he get a post?
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Male 6,737
R.I.P guy I have never heard of.
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Male 217
Link: RIP Jim Marshall: Inventor Of Marshall Amps [Pic] [Rate Link] - Making Rock go to 11. As important to rock and roll as the guitar gods that used his products.
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