1962 Marshall amp - Clapton

Discussion in 'Let's Talk Vintage' started by Stratofly59, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. Stratofly59

    Stratofly59 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2020
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    121
    To the best of my memory, Clapton opened the doors for Marshall amps when he plugged into one back in the day of the Blues Breakers... after that The Who and Hendrix brought the stack to the fore front... your thoughts??
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Matthews Guitars

    Matthews Guitars Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2019
    Messages:
    2,472
    Likes Received:
    3,547
    Roy Orbison actually brought the first Marshall stack to the US. But no matter who it was, if it hadn't been them, it'd have been somebody else. The first Marshalls were such a distinctly different and useful amp at their time that their popularity was pretty much assured. Guitarists wanted louder amps and Jim Marshall and his crew found the need and filled the need. The music culture of the time ensured success if Jim just kept up with demand. And he did.
     
    vtrain likes this.
  3. vtrain

    vtrain Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2020
    Messages:
    187
    Likes Received:
    310
    Location:
    Chicagoland
    I had no idea Roy Orbison brought over the first Marshall stack, that’s really cool. I agree it would have been someone else if it wasn’t him. The Marshall stack was a train that was coming.
     

Share This Page