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Thread: BBC4: Play it Loud: The Story of the Marshall Amp

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    Thumbs up BBC4: Play it Loud: The Story of the Marshall Amp

    Dudes,

    If you didn't watch it last night, just a heads-up on a programme you might like to see, if you've got access to catch-up TV, on Sky or Freeview. It was shown on BBC4 last night, at 9.30pm, see this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04c3l7j

    It's a brilliant programme, showing the history of Marshall amps, and how the design of the first amp came about, how the musicians embraced the design, tons of footage of rock music concerts, and all sorts - really superb stuff!!

    A truly must watch for all rock music lovers, valve amp and Marshall amp fans!

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    And they're British as well!
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

    Barry

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    Yup. Did you watch the programme, Barry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Yup. Did you watch the programme, Barry?

    Marco.
    Yes I did; I've seen it before, but after watching James May reassemble a 1960's Dansette record player, I thought I would watch the programme about Marshall amps as well.
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

    Barry

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    I went for a curry with Jim Marshall years ago, nice guy, great amps. Have not seen the programme, may check it out.
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    I have seen it before well worth a look
    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

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    Cool sounds right up my street.
    Hope they explain why they sounded the way they did, compared to say a Fender or Peavey.
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    I've fixed hundreds of 'em and they're nowt special.... (not bad neither though, and they did make a few iconic models). Usual case of the biggest company with the most instantly recognisable brand name gets all the kudos....
    Same as if you ask joe public non biker to name a really good motorbike they'll likely say Harley Davidson.... LOL!

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    I saw this a while back. If I recall correctly, not the best advert for British dentistry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherwood View Post
    I saw this a while back. If I recall correctly, not the best advert for British dentistry!
    Oh, that's only one music correspondent - Jim Marshall had a perfectly good set of nashers.
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

    Barry

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