Artists *without* Marshalls

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  1. PelliX

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    So, much like a recent thread about 'your favorite Marshall users' but reversed, I thought I'd post a thread. I'm just wondering if any drastically unexpected names are going to crop up.

    I define a 'non Marshall' player or artist as someone who has practically never used a Marshall amplifier. For example, I put Clapton in the Marshall camp due to his use early on. Gilmour, however, I count as a non Marshall player. I believe he's used some of the cabs here and there, but let's not count that.

    Let's also narrow this down to, say, blues and rock. I can't actually even think of a single country player with a Marshall right now, same for jazz.
     
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    Note the twin Marshall combos.

     
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    Dimebag...

    There's a whole bunch of former Marshall guys using Engl these days...
     
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    I was trying to narrow it down to those who never used Marshalls. For example Keith Richards would be in the non Marshall camp, too. At least, I can't recall ever seeing him use one.

    Yup, yup. I don't go in for most country, so I'd had have a hard time naming people in that genre anyway.
     
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    Jonny A is kind of hard to pin down. His way of playing fits comfortably into the genres of rock, country, jazz, and blues. It's best to just describe him as an excellent, broad based guitarist with a beautiful tone, phenomenal talent, and amazing arrangements.
     
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    I listened to him, and yeah - great player. So he's off the list, though, then.
     
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    I saw Eric Church a couple years ago and I think his guitarist had JCM800’s running off stage. At least that’s what it looked like. Also doesn’t Alan Jackson use 800’s?

    BB King for one of my favorite non-Marshall players who is in blues and rock.
     
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    Stevie Ray Vaughan

    Brian May
     
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    May, yup. But Stevie?

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    Robben Ford?
     
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    plenty have jumped ship.
     
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    any of the older cats have used marshall at some point. its what was around to get loud enough.
    limited options.
     
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    Wait, Buddy Guy used Marshalls, indeed... Just 'google image' him and Marshall.
     
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    Martin Barre
    Steve Howe
    Robert Fripp
    Steve Hackett
    Buddy Guy
    George Harrison
    John Lennon
    Neil Young
    Adrian Belew
    Steven Stills
     
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    not for yrs though. again, its to hard to find a oldschool guy that didnt use marshall.
    everybody did to get loud until something better came along.
     
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    Carlos Santana

    He probably used a Marshall at some point, but he's synonymous with Mesa Boogie.
     
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    I guess we can sort of put Neil Young in 'rock' somewhere, but Stills? Ah, fair enough... :thumb:
     
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