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RIP Jim Marshall: Inventor Of Marshall Amps [Pic]

Hits: 12304 | Rating: (2.7) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: hairyshyt
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Male, 18-29, Europe
 1179 Posts
Sunday, April 08, 2012 2:19:59 AM
shame, I met him a few years ago for a special Marshall anniversary gig. Seemed like a nice guy.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 555 Posts
Saturday, April 07, 2012 12:48:15 PM
I play on a Peavey JSX. Marshalls are great amps, but definitely not my favorite.

Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15860 Posts
Friday, April 06, 2012 10:44:46 PM
I'm an Ampeg man myself, but I always respect tubes and 12s.

Male, 50-59, Midwest US
 2053 Posts
Friday, April 06, 2012 5:45:17 PM
That should be the most awesome funeral ever.

Female, 30-39, Midwest US
 4563 Posts
Friday, April 06, 2012 5:44:40 PM
This is very sad news indeed. :(

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1051 Posts
Friday, April 06, 2012 2:16:21 PM
I'll try writing a song for him in his memory. Lets hope inspiration is with me today *bows like a monk*

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25267 Posts
Friday, April 06, 2012 2:14:18 PM
So many people didnt know how great he was. Musos will have an idea. Players will know the whole story.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2303 Posts
Friday, April 06, 2012 1:50:26 PM
i shall play my guitar at 11 just for him!!!

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1052 Posts
Friday, April 06, 2012 1:20:40 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.

Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 145 Posts
Friday, April 06, 2012 12:42:22 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.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1175 Posts
Friday, April 06, 2012 12:24:05 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.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3500 Posts
Friday, April 06, 2012 11:56:11 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.

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1766 Posts
Friday, April 06, 2012 11:44:57 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.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1828 Posts
Friday, April 06, 2012 11:25:34 AM
Damn. That is sad.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 611 Posts
Friday, April 06, 2012 11:00:27 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.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1807 Posts
Friday, April 06, 2012 10:56:06 AM
he man was a rock god....

Male, 30-39, Europe
 3333 Posts
Friday, April 06, 2012 10:53:29 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.

Female, 50-59, Southern US
 3619 Posts
Friday, April 06, 2012 10:47:38 AM
@funnehkitteh. i'm truly sorry for your loss.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 4827 Posts
Friday, April 06, 2012 10:40:20 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.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 530 Posts
Friday, April 06, 2012 10:06:21 AM
my dog died of cancer today, does he get a post?

Male, 30-39, Europe
 6653 Posts
Friday, April 06, 2012 10:03:38 AM
R.I.P guy I have never heard of.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 213 Posts
Friday, April 06, 2012 8:46:20 AM
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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