I just thought i would add a little something on here about the recent passing of the great jim marshell the founder and inventor of the marshell amp company. RIP Jim you made rock an roll happen thank you.

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Jeeze Louise boy!!!!

You can't even take the time to spell the guy's name correctly?

BTW: Cause of death: His screen resistors failed and fried his output transformer. (-:  Too soon?

He became a legend by copying Leo Fender's '59 Bassman circuit and introducing the 4x12.  Some praise him; some vilify him.

He, however was also a great humanitarian and philanthropist who quietly and discretely shared his good fortune with many good causes, so that's how I'll remember him.

I agree that he was a good & great man.

Sorry Paul!!!!! for give me for my Mispell everyone lol.

But yes i Agree with you one hundred percent.

You misspelled "misspell". And "for give" is one word.

Another "lol'.  It isn't funny, Ian.  It's actually sad.

I know that you didn't, but poor grammar, spelling and lack of pertinent punctuation make you look like you slept through school.

Final statement & I'm done for good on your lack of communication skills:  Your lack of these skills WILL impede your progress in the business/real world.

C'mon man, accept the challenge to look intelligent, please?

No doubt a very important man but I feel a little pretentious expressing my regrets at his passing.  I never really thought too much about the bloke or what he did -  I never met the man, but I never met Henry Ford either and they both did something special that was a game changer for us all - I sit with my Marshalls and reflect on 50 years of the music that shaped my life and my generation - generated largely by his amps and some fortunate sonic engineering speed bumps that he gave to us.

In a world of emulated this and integrated circuit that, MP3 and throwaway fashion technology it is always fun to fire up something of substance that moves air, glows, gets hot, rattles and shakes, is really freaking loud and heavy and requires some skill and personality to master.   Well done Jim Marshall.  Regards, Rusty.

Well said, Rusty. JM created a unique tone and in the process spawned a huge industry of really good emulators and tweakers of his original designs. Our shop is full of them, and I often start my morning by plugging in to the biggest, baddest EL34 powered amp in the shop and putting it through it's paces for 45 minutes to an hour, gradually working up to pants-shaking volume. I'm all alone so it only bothers the spiders. My repertoire reflects my formative and professional years as a player (roughly Hendrix-Trower-Zeppelin-Van Halen) and all share the common theme of Marshall amps. I remember vividly the smell of the inside of the first Marshall I ever owned, a 1975 50 watt half-stack. It was...different, exotic.

I met JM at a NAMM show in Nashville and got my picture taken with him. He was quite humble and seemed a very gentle man. Funny he should be responsible for an awful lot of audio mayhem! 


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