What does Marshall mean to you?
Marshall makes it possible for me to express my music and reach out to a range of people. I would say that I owe a lot to Marshall, they are the reason I get a super guitar tone. As a musician, my amplifier choice is very important and using a Marshall means that my sound can be crisp, clear and heavy all at the same time. I can’t imagine playing Angus’ AC/DC riffs without a Marshall… it’s impossible! The same goes for a lot of other artists also, Jimi Hendrix, Malmsteen, Iron Maiden, Guns n Roses – none of those sounds are possible without Marshall. For me Marshall is not just an amplifier brand, but a big name in the music industry.
What's your first memory of Marshall?
My first memory is seeing old videos of Jimi Hendrix playing with that wall of Marshalls and his iconic Stratocaster. An old VHS tape I used to watch of Jimmy Page also comes to mind. Like I mentioned before, there are so many guitar legends and killer riffs that have come from using Marshall so many of my early memories and influences Marshall has been there.
What was your first amp?
My first professional guitar amp was a Marshall JTM 60. It was a gift from my father for Christmas one year, I must’ve been about 14 years old at the time.