Marshall Amps. All you have to do is say the name and the images that are conjured up are as iconic as the brand itself: Pete Townshend of the Who doing windmills, Angus Young of AC/DC duck walking across the stage while tearing through the riffs of Back in Black, Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page captivating the entire world with his solos during the Song Remains the Same concert in New York City. When you think of definitive moments in rock music, odds are they took place in front of a fabled “wall of Marshalls.”
Marshall valve amps and cabs have been made in England since 1966 when Jim Marshall began building his own amps in Hanewll, west London. Musicians began coming to him looking for the “perfect sound.” They wanted something more powerful, something with more tone, and above all else, they wanted something loud. What Jim came up with went on to become the archetypal rock guitar amplifier. The Marshall sound was born, and it has been a part of popular music ever since.
Whether you are a hobbyist, play in bands locally or make your living touring around the world, there is a Marshall amp that’s perfect for you. From the ultra-portable MS-2 Mini Amp for the space conscious, to the renowned Plexi 1959SLP, 1960AX, and 1960BX Tube Guitar Full Stack that has been filling arenas with riffs for decades, Marshall makes an amp for every player that values tone and power.
Today, the Marshall stack and half-stack is recognizable all over the world to musicians and fans alike. Legendary artists like Lemmy and Slash, as well as new guitar heroes like Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, and Brian Fallon of Gaslight Anthem continue to crank out some of the loudest, finest rock and roll the world has ever heard through Marshall amps. Over half a century since Jim Marshall first flicked the switch on his amps, and he’s still blowing us all away.