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All Quiet Now: Jim Marshall

Guitar amp innovator Jim Marshall – dubbed “the Father of Loud” for creating kit used by some of the biggest names in rock – has died aged 88. Mr Marshall, who originally owned a music shop in London, founded Marshall Amplification 50 years ago. Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain are among the musicians who used Marshall amps. A statement posted on the company’s website called him a “legendary man” who led a “truly remarkable life”. Fomer Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash tweeted: “The news of Jim Marshall passing is deeply saddening. R & R will never be the same w/out him. But, his amps will live on FOREVER!” Jim Marshall began building amplifiers in the early 1960s, using the Fender Bassman amp as a model, creating what later became known as “the Marshall sound”. It took him six attempts to create an amp he was happy with. ‘Humble and generous’ As the company grew, Mr Marshall expanded his products, unveiling the Master Volume Marshall amps and the classic JCM800 split channel amps. “Jim rose to become one of the forefathers responsible for creating the tools that allowed rock guitar, as we know and love it today, to be born,” the statement said. “In addition to the creation of the amps, chosen by countless guitar heroes and game changing bands, Jim was also an incredibly humble and generous man who,...

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Published On: March 26, 2016
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