Marshall Amplification is a British company manufacturing and developing music amplifiers, speaker cabinets, personal headphones and earphones brands, and acquiring Natal Drums, Drums, and Bongos. It was founded by drum shop owner and drummer Jim Marshall and is now based in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. Marshall amps made it possible to get the sort of stadium-filling, high gain crunch we now associate with rock.
Technology always opens up new avenues for art, and the hundred-watt stacks pioneered by Jim Marshall were no different. They created not only a new tonal palette but an entirely new concert experience. For the first time, people could see a band live with hundreds of thousands of fellow fans and actually hear the band over the crowd. In some cases, the band could now drown out the crowd completely.
Marshall’s guitar amplifiers are among the most recognized in the world. Their signature sound, characterized by sizzling distortion and “crunch,”. Marshall also manufactures less expensive solid-state, hybrid (vacuum tube and solid state) and modelling amplifiers.