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    Default RIP Jim Marshall OBE

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    It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved founder and leader for the past 50 years, Jim Marshall. While mourning the Guv’nor though, we also salute a legendary man who led a full and truly remarkable life.

    Jim’s ascent into the history books as ‘the Father of Loud’ and the man responsible ...for ‘the Sound of Rock’ is a true rags-to-riches tale. Cruelly robbed of his youth by tubercular bones, Jim rose to become one of the four forefathers responsible for creating the tools that allowed rock guitar as we know and love it today to be born. The ground breaking quartet also included the late, great trio of Leo Fender, Les Paul and Seth Lover – together with Jim, they truly are the cornerstones of all things rock.

    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, over the past several decades, has quietly donated many millions of pounds to worthy causes.

    While the entire Marshall Amplification family mourns Jim’s passing and will miss him tremendously, we all feel richer for having known him and are happy in the knowledge that he is now in a much better place which has just got a whole lot louder!

    Rest in Peace & thank you Jim.

    Your memory; the music and joy your amps have brought to countless millions for the past five decades; and that world-famous, omnipresent script logo that proudly bears your name will always live on.

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    Wow...a true legend thats for sure.

    RIP
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    I met Jim many times over the years, we kind of knew eachother but I wouldn't say we were friends (more aquaintences). We had a bit of a falling out and the last few times we met we never really spoke (A story I have told here a couple of times but this isn't the time or place). No matter what, I always had a huge amount of respect for the guy and his contributions to Rock n Roll.

    He will truly be missed....Rest in peace Jim.
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    Somehow I don't think "Rest in Peace" is appropriate.

    Jim Marshall, I hope you're up there turning it up to 11.
    Last edited by Reckless Fable; 04.05.12 at 09:57 AM. Reason: your vs you're

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    A pioneer who did so much for the rock world. His amps will always live on. RIP.
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    Yes, I'll say RIP out of respect, but like others I hope he is turning it up to 11. Always loved the classic Marshall sound and I greatly enjoy my DSL100. Kind of eerie since I was just on the marshallforum.com site around 3 AM EDT after not having been on there for a while, and the news had not yet been announced.

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    Let us all pause for a moment of loudness...


    R.I.P. Jim Marshall

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    On a Van Halen forum, it's worth noting that our favourite band would sound very, very different without Jim Marshall. That Plexi is the sound of Van Halen right up to the early 90s.

    I don't often chime in on those Celebrity-X-just-died threads, but I think this calls for a heartfelt RIP.
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    Nothing like the sight & sound of a Marshall stack !!!

    If you want to see something truly classless on this subject --http://www.facebook.com/pages/Empero...43524592334637

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    Quote Originally Posted by kissmyace View Post
    Nothing like the sight & sound of a Marshall stack !!!

    If you want to see something truly classless on this subject --http://www.facebook.com/pages/Empero...43524592334637
    Emperor Custom Cabinets ?! Really ? Never heard of them. They look pretty lame...

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    The only Marshall items I have are a MG50FX and a 1960A cab (ironically I use a Blackstar head), but no matter what amps a guitarist uses, you have to acknowledge the importance of Jim's work. Shame to lose someone like him.


    BTW, kissmyace, that post by that Emperor company should be used as the definition of no class.

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    I think they have taken it down, but the comments are still going strong

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    Such a hero. Godspeed and say hello to Jimi and Randy up there.

 

 

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