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Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by EADGBE, Oct 1, 2019.
Thanks for posting !!
I have never seen this one before.
Thanks for sharing brother
Ken Bran and Dudley Craven at least get a mention...
...but @Ken Underwood might differ on some of the 'details'
Jim is notorious for having a memory which was often economical with the truth to make himself look good.
Nik, you have hit the nail right on the head, yes he was a very good business man, and pro drummer, thats is why when i could see that the first amps started to sell then he wanted in, a sign of someone who could see bug profits, nothing wrong with that.
Its has often been said that he was a nice guy and if he could see pound signs then he was but if he thought you were not any worth then he could be an extremly nasty guy, lets not forget that although i did not carry on with the company i still was very close to Dudley and Ken, for many years, and there was mention on lots of occasions about bust ups withing the company.
One thing that upsets me a great deal and no doubt most of you have read it on Dudley`s web site is when Dudley sadly passed away then Barbara Dudley`s wife had the decency to phone Jim from Canada to inform him of Dudley`s passing, in return Jim sent Dudley`s wife a copy of his life story, if that is not ego then i don`t know what is, need i say any more.
Cant wait to watch this later today! Thanks for posting!!
Dont get to excited as most of it is, as they say in the USA, fake news.
I have just had the chance to listen to this and if you guys believe it then so be it but i must say that what he said was a load of Bo******, once again, his ego is bigger than ever.
Electronics in Spitfire wings, back then well no way.
The Spitfires ducted warm air from the engine's cooling rad to stop the guns from freezing - to AVOID electrical fans. The retractable landing lights were probably the most sophisticated bit of "electronics" in the spitfire wings... that or the later gun's electrical ammo feed system...
I have to admit I burst out loud laughing when Jim came out with that...
Jim certainly wasn’t slow in bigging himself up and seemed very happy to take all the plaudits. If I were Jim would say look what I’ve achieved without knowing jack about valve amps.
He had good ears. He was a musician after all. And he knew how to hire good people. And he knew a good amp when he heard one. Jimi Hendrix agreed with him on that.
The first marshals were modified fender baseman’s.with a simple gain mod.the fender baseman is a modified western electric pa. The founding fathers of rock amps were some phone tech that helped out with the mods.
It all wouldn’t have happened without Jim Marshall for sure , just no need for him to pretend he knew about the workings of amps etc. He set up his drum shop in the right place at the right time and certainly made very good use of what he had .
"It all wouldn’t have happened without Jim Marshall for sure " i must totally disagree with your statement here, Jim could just see £/$ signs.
Get your facts right, you should have said "Without Dudley Craven", drum shop yes but although he overheard a conversation about bands needing something louder then the name Marshall would not be what it is today. Ken Bran was there, i was there but without Dudley`s expertise then none of this would not have happened. www.dudleycraven.com
Go take a look, it's short, simple and to the point. And you will learn the real story.
And, once again, thank you, @Ken Underwood
Its been 56 years and the power of the written word is always
believed but not always accurate, and as time goes by gets more and more distorted.
This whole History thing has opened my eyes.
It is a great story of how a small business can start a great product line. You can’t do this at Walmart.