The inventor of the amplifier that bore his name, Jim Marshall, passed away at age 88 on April 5 after battling cancer and suffering several strokes. The sound of rock music would be very different were it not for Marshall establishing the now legendary British company in 1962.

Volume, power, versatility? Marshall's equipment delivered it all and quickly became the most in demand method of on-stage and in-studio amplification, especially for those who love it loud. Jim Marshall, we thank you!