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Was gonna check out some Marshall stuff and found this sad news on their site



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 includes 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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I heard the sad news early this morning.


Sad day indeed.


Ironically on the same day I took delivery of my 50th' Anniversary YJM 100.


Reminds me of the death of Colin McRae (former world rally champion). I bought the latest in the line of his endorsed video games, then got a text from my mum telling me he had died.

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That's a shame. He's now up there building amps for another one James Marshall! (hint hint!) If one ever hears thundering or if there is a massive earthquake, we'll know that he, James Marshall, Randy, and Gary are up to somethin'! Just like when it is Ace Frehley's time to go, flashing lightning and smoke filling the air will mean something! We'll miss ya' Jim. I wonder what Zakk has to say about good ol' "Father Jim".

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Jim Marshall, along with Les Paul did so much for popular/rock music, they are indeed icon's that will never be forgotten in so many's book of key innovator's in the history of modern 20th century music!


I don't know how I would have gotten the guitar sound for my latest song with out my Marshall Class 5 amplifier!


Jim Marshall... RIP 4/5/2012 [crying]

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