This article is the fist one of a couple of articles about Marshall amps I will put together over the next few weeks.
Marshall amps, as any guitist will know, are absolutly wonderful to play through. They can blast you away in your tiny room or they can shimmer and shine and make you feel like the sun is shining on your back.
The most well-known documented Marshall sounds are probably the studio recordings of Jimi Hendrix. Most of his playing shows the dirty and clean sound of the Marshall, and then there is AC /DC to show you that Marshall roar.
I only mention these two names because most of you readers will be aware of those artists but, of course, that is only the tip of the iceberg. Marshall is everywhere and anywhere. Even bands and artists who do not use Marshall amps, may use the sound these amps produce. Basically in the world of guitaramplifiers there are only a handful of sounds, and the Marshall sound is one of them.
Before I go into detail about the Marshall sound and do some A/B tests I want to leave you with two videos which tour around the Marshall factory in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, in England:
Here is part one:
It is fashinating to see where those amps are being made. Anyone who has ever opened up their Marshall amp may have seen one of those testing stickers. Now you know what they stand for and how the actual testing takes place.
It is also great to know that you can get your amp serviced at the factory, no matter how old, or what kind of condition it is in. Of course, this may be more something for readers who happen to live in England rather than for those of you who live abroad, as shipping costs would add a lot to the final bill.
Enjoy for now and see you soon with more Marshall news.