Jim Marshall, the father of Marshall Amps, just passed away at 88. Marshall’s goal was to provide a cheaper alternative to american made amps without sacrificing quality. Mission accomplished Jim. His first amp, the JTM 45, got immediate adoption from the british scene (Townshend, Hendrix, Blackmore and many more) and helped define the rock sound of the sixties. Today, Marshall amp is part of popular culture and some pieces are considered iconic. Marshall is dead, long live Marshall.