Marshall Amp, what artist inspired you?

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  1. Stratofly59

    Stratofly59 Member

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    What artist / sound inspired you to pursue getting a Marshall amp? Why? Me? Clapton's days with Cream when he was using a Marshall 100 watt Super Lead. Page got my attention with the custom Marshall SLP boosted to 180 watts. Both had the right sound. I never ventured into the 100 watt world, 50 watts was more than ample.
     
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    I've got to tell you it was a local band that no one knows!

    It was back in 1970 or 71,... I went to a concert at our local Elks club. I was 13 or 14 years old and a local band named Surprise was playing that night. I had never heard this band prior to that night. They were a 5 member band, singer, guitarist, bassist, keyboard player, drummer. The guitarist had a double stack Marshall, two heads and 4, 4-12 cabinets,...it was LOUD!

    This guitarist was quite an accomplished guitarist and the band did covers of all the great bands of the era flawlessly!! Also, he played a Black Beauty Les Paul Custom. I was soooo impressed with this guitarists talent and sound, and the band in general, I knew then right away, I wanted a Les Paul and a Marshall.
     
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    Blind Marky Felchtone from Zeke and the album Death Alley.
     
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    Ritchie Blackmore first, then virtually every other band I can remember seeing in the early 80's. Especially Priest on the Screaming for Vengeance tour with Maiden opening, Marshall cabs for days... the tones, the look.. How could any aspiring young guitarist not be impressed?
     
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    Angus and Malcolm.
     
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    Don't know if I could pinpoint one artist. It was probably just seeing all those Marshall stacks in footage of 70s artists and 80s hair bands. It was just the sound of the music I love.
     
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    It was hearing one at a garage band practice.
    And I haven’t looked back, I knew that Blackmore played through one, then learned how many more guys used them, and I could not be tempted to go anywhere else.
    When I was 18 I didn’t have funds for one, I had settled on an amp that was loud enough to be heard over the drums.
    But the Marshall was the ultimate amp to get, and I finally got one in a trade. I was 21 years old and proud as ever to own a Marshall amp.
    Cheers
     
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    Hard to remember exactly. I had a Traynor TS200 before I got my 2203 half stack so I was already heavily influenced by Rik Emmett, KISS, Cheap Trick, EVH, Nugent...
    Priest, Scorps, Maiden... hard to pinpoint.

    KISS and Cheap Trick got me playing guitar.
     
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    Was playing drums and jamming with 2 guitar players...my brother and and mutual friend. One day that friend showed showed up with a JMP 50w combo. I was blown away! Dropped the sticks and picked up the guitar. Bought my first Marshall while in the Navy. Purchased a 2204 halfstack in 1984 for $600.
     
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    Jimmy Page & Slash
     
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    Anyone who was anyone from the late sixties onward in the UK used Marshall’s . There was also this American guitarist called Jimi something or other . The only major exception being Tony Iommi .
     
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    It had to be Norman Geenbaum and Paul Kossoff.



     
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    Eddie van Halen & Slash. Influential players with influential tone (to me).
     
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    Michael Schenker and Jake E Lee of Badlands. Iron maiden...Judas!

    some of you stated other guitarist I love too.
     
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    love me some Iommi!
     
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    for Fucking sure!:eddie:

    Angus...my mutherfucker!
     
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    absolutely! Both slayed me.
     
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    Beats me

    With their ubiquitous product placement, iirc it's been "ooh a REAL marshall, those are supposed to be cool right?" since the first time I stepped into a guitar center 20-ish years ago
     
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    So many think they're playing makes them cool.

    Fuck GC except dem girls. Gratifying second to pulling some strings.
     
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