Lord of the Loud, Jim Marshall, Dies at 88

Over the past 50 years Marshal Amplification has become synonymous with the big sound of live music everywhere, and today we were saddened by the news that the legend himself, Jim Marshall, has passed at 88 after battling with poor health for years. While artists like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton have redefined rock and roll, it would be impossible to say where rock might have landed in the history books without the "Marshall Sound." You would be hard-pressed to find a rock band today that doesn't have at least one Marshall amp as part of their set up. The man may be gone, but the legend of the "Lord of the Loud" has a permanent place in music history.

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