Psychedelic-Rock'n'roll: The History of Marshall: The Illustrated Story of 'The Sound of Rock'

11 January 2012

The History of Marshall:
The Illustrated Story of 'The Sound of Rock'

The History of Marshall: The Illustrated Story Of The Sound Of Rock
Michael Doyle
256 pages, Hal Leonard; 1st edition (August 1, 1993)

Marshall amps have defined the sound of Rock for a generation, boasting such notable users as "Jimi Hendrix", "Eric Clapton", "Jeff Beck", "Ritchie Blackmore" and "Jimmy Page". This book explores the British company responsible for that sweet overdrive sound - the company that originated the amp "stack" - tracing the impressive lineage of its valve or tube guitar amps.

"Michael Doyle" is the acknowledged authority on the subject, and here he combines detailed chronologies of the various model and serial numbers, straightforward explanations of their features and construction, and aesthetic evaluations of the results.

Marshall Amplifier Smallbox Model JMP 50

The book is dotted with the names of Rock luminaries and peppered with photos - well over 100 black-and-white ones, plus a 32-page color section and a 32-page full-color appendix that reproduces all of the Marshall catalogues of the sixties.