Marshall amplifiers made hard rock possible. While Fender dating Vox amps have their place in moving electrified guitar forward, the creations of Jim Marshall fostered an entirely new amplifiers and allowed guitarists to fill stadiums with it. Marshall amps had such precedent-setting wattage and tone that their amps can hardly be separated from the history of rock itself. We recently wrote an article detailing that rich history which you can read here , but for those simply excellent to figure out how old their Marshall amp is, we offer this shortcut.
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The famous Marshall sound was founded upon an amplifier built in a garden shed by a few amateur radio fanatics, and the period until became the era of the first Marshalls — the classic JTM series. Rob Stockley tells the story of Marshall Amps London has no less than blue plaques celebrating the birthplaces or former living quarters of famous men and women. They commemorate everything from dramatists to doctors yet, oddly, only two celebrate rock stars; one for Beatles John and George at the site of the Apple Boutique, and one at 23 Brook Street in Mayfair, the one-time pad of James Marshall Hendrix.
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When we think of electric guitar these days, we often think of the icons of your local classic rock radio station or modern hard rock bands. We don't usually think of Charlie Christian, T-Bone Walker or even Les Paul as a player , though they all had considerable parts in moving the instrument forward. The reason for that is simple: Marshall amplifiers. Marshall amps made it possible to get the sort of stadium-filling, high gain crunch we now associate with rock. Technology always opens up new avenues for art, and the hundred-watt stacks pioneered by Jim Marshall were no different.
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