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Old 04-06-2012, 11:00 AM
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Default Re: RIP Jim Marshall

Originally Posted by aydee View Post

Jim's a part of Rock n' Roll history, I guess.

He helped Hendrix create his iconic sound and he is the man behind the single most recognizable cliche of a Gibson les Paul screaming though a Mashall stack. An audio visual signature for an entire genre of music almost..

...but me, I've always hated Marshalls.

Too much gain, too raw, too much natural dirt and all the guys I ever played with could never control their tone or volume. Give me a Fender twin reverb, Mesa Boogie, Vox ... any day.

Abe, I'm mostly with you on that, & as a drummer, it almost pains me to say this, but that raw "lack of control" is sometimes the making of the performance. Our guitarist uses all Marshall gear, but I must admit, he has some super special valve power amp thingy that's out of the ordinary. His level of dynamic & tone control is a constant surprise to me.

sorry for the minor derail.
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