Guitar Aficionado

Playlist: Jim Marshall's Greatest Hits

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Amplification trailblazer Jim Marshall may have left us yesterday, but the groundbreaking amplifiers that bore his name remain an iconic and integral part of every guitarist's tonal lexicon. More importantly, the music created with them will reverberate forever in our hearts, ears, and minds.

Here, as some small measure of recognition for his contributions are five classic songs powered by the roar of Marshall amps.

1) John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers featuring Eric Clapton "Hideaway"
Amp used: 1962 Combo

2) Jimi Hendrix "Star Spangled Banner"
Amp used: Marshall 100-watt Super Lead

3) Van Halen "Mean Streets"
Amp used:
Marshall 100-watt Super Lead

4) AC/DC "Back in Black"
Amps used: Various (all Marshall)

5) Guns N' Roses "Welcome to the Jungle"
Amp used: Marshall Silver Jubilee 25/50

6) Slayer "Reigning Blood"
Amps used: 100-watt JCM 800