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Jim Marshall

When music store owner and drum teacher Jim Marshall set to work designing "the world's first rock 'n' roll amp" to realize the musical vision of a few local guitarists, he probably didn't know he was creating a tradition that has laid the very foundations of rock music. But after hearing a young Pete Townshend play the sixth prototype of 'Number 1,' which would later become the JTM45, Mr. Marshall said, "That's it! That's going to be the Marshall sound from now on." And so it was: since the 1960s, Marshall amps have been the first choice of the greatest guitarists in rock history. Marshall Amps