Home Add to Favorite Contact Submit  
             25 August, 2019
 

    
Category:  Articles » Arts & Culture » Music

 

The Marshall Stack Amplifier

Popularity:
         Views: 1492
2007-03-17 08:01:52     
Article by Gareth Owen

Marshall Amplification is a company located in Britain. The specialty of Marshall Amplification is electric guitar amplifiers. The Marshall amplifiers have gained a lot of recognition and are extremely admired among the guitarists. One of the best combinations that most of the pop artists love to have is either a Gibson Les Paul or Fender Stratocaster with a Marshall Stack Amplifier. These days the pop music is a lot dependent on the classic Marshall Stack, which just sounds awesome.

The full Marshall Stack consists of one head that contains the actual amplifier on top of the two stacked 4x12s that are the loudspeaker cabinets and each of them contains about four 12 inch loudspeakers that are arranged in a square layout. On the top cabinet, there are two loudspeakers that are angled in a slightly upward fashion and that is something that gives it a unique appearance. If a single cabinet is used then the entire unit is given the name of half stack.

The Marshall Stack Amplifier was first introduced in the early 1960s. Both Pete Townsend and John Entwistle of the band The Who were the first ones to use the Marshall Stack. It is being said that the first Marshall Stack Amplifier of 100 watts was made for Pete and John when they were looking to buy the equipment when their equipment got stolen. Initially the double cabinets were made but they did not appear practical due to their weight and then they were converted into a single cabinet, which then became the standard.

Later both Pete and John were doing experimentations on the Marshall Stack Amplifier and then started using the 200 watt amplifiers that were connected to the guitar through a Y splitter. Unfortunately, The Who went into a suit with the Cream and Jimi Hendrix and hence was not able to take all their gear up for overseas concerts and it was Cream and Jimi Hendrix who were seen with the Marshall Stack Amplifiers in their tours and were considered as the ones who pioneered the Marshall Stack Amplifiers.

With time, the surge for more volume grew by the different bands and for this reason in the 1970s the band Blue Oyster Cult used an entire wall of full stack Marshall Amplifiers. Then other bands such as Slayer and Yngwie Malmsteen also used the wall of Marshall Stack Amplifiers. Along with them were Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman who were playing in front of a total of 24 cabinets as well as Yngwie who conducted concerts with 31 stacks.

Most artists used the dummy cabs that are placed on the stage for visual effects. These cabs did not contain any speakers for ease of transportation and lifting. In most cases there were only two or four cabs that were powered as using more could cause problems with the mix in a live show.

Along with the Marshall Stack Amplifiers there was also a new technology that was introduced known as the Combo, which included amplifiers and speakers in one case. They have produced a lot of variations also known as the classic stack design, which includes Marshall Micro Stack and Marshall Mini Stack and the Marshall Mini Stack is about 10 inches in height and runs on batteries.

Specialized in: Online Store - Accessories - Electric Guitars - Bass Guitars - Amplifiers - Wireless - Audio Software - Keyboards - Mixing Desks - Cymbals - Drums - Percussions
URL: http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com
Print article      Bookmark this page
Related Articles 
What You Need to Know When Purchasing Refurbished Music Instruments (Popularity: ): Anybody on the chase for shoddy devices will have gone over repaired gadgets sooner or later. Accessible at thump down costs, "refurbs" are regularly disparaged as simply broken rejects. In any case, actually, numerous gadgets are repaired, reconditioned, and retested to be tantamount to new. However, past checking for marks and usefulness, in what manner would consumers is able to know a refurb won't come up short a moment time? ...
Hiring A Professional & Experienced DJ For Your Special Events in Maryland & Surrounding Areas (Popularity: ): Music is the key to any good event; whether it’s a birthday party, wedding, prom, anniversary celebration, or business seminar. An excellent way to ensure good entertainment for your event is to hire a professional Disk Jockey with experience. DJ or music video jockey is one of the most popular party entertainers today. Having a DJ service is also an excellent way to ensure good music is going to be ...
Hire Professional Boston Party DJ for a Successful Party (Popularity: ): Planning an event is not easy as it seems to be. There are various factors that have to be taken into consideration before organizing any gathering. If you are in Boston and planning to hold an event or celebration and still thinking on what to do about the music, look no further and opt for Boston party DJ. Music is the main component of every event. It is just impossible ...
Wider Music Community: Indonesia’s ISPs to block illegal download music sites (Popularity: ): It is important for the music community not just to concentrate on what’s going on in our spheres of music distribution. We must also understand what the wider music community is doing. All over the world people listen to music, make new bands and want to discover new music. They sell music online as they learn how to promote a band. The trouble is, most of the audio samples are ...
Create a Robust Learning Environment with Music (Popularity: ): The one issue most parents and teachers are united on is the sad lack of learning environment in an age when it is easier to access information on an entire slew of topics. The will to learn — and learn the hard way without shortcuts — seems to be lacking many a time. Yet most people are aware that learning becomes easier when set to music. Children thrive in group ...


Related Business 
Kwang Woo (Popularity: ): Tube integrated amplifier, phono equalizer, power amplifier and pre-amplifier.
Decware (Popularity: ): Manufacurer of the Zen Triode amplifier. The product line is: speakers, tube amplifier and pre-amplifier, accessories, cables and replacement tubes.
JOB (Popularity: ): Manufacturer from Zuerich that make small components: stereo and mono amplifier, pre-amplifier and digital pre-amplifier, speaker and D/A converter.
Westhawk's Java SNMP stack (Popularity: ): Lightweight SNMP stack in Java, with examples. The stack provides manager functionality for SNMPv1, SNMPv2c and SNMPv3 (authentication and privacy). It is capable of sending and receiving traps. [Open source]
Jeff Rowland Design Group (Popularity: ): High end manufacturer of stereo, monoblock, integrated amplifier and pre-amplifier, phono pre-amplifier power supplies such as Synergy, Cadence and Concentra products line.
Marshall: The Family Tree (Popularity: ): Descendants of Martin Marshall of Calvert County, Maryland USA. Includes surnames Badgett, Joyce, Nichols, Marion, Robertson, Sparger, Tabot and Wray. Compiled by David W Marshall Snr.
Chapter Audio (Popularity: ): British manufacturer of one power amplifier and one pre-amplifier.
Sonneteer Audiophile (Popularity: ): British electronics featuring Byron cd player, amplifier and Sedley amplifier.
Ayre Acoustics (Popularity: ): US built amplifier, preamp, cd/dvd player, V-6x multichannel amplifier and accessories.
Vincent T.A.C. (Popularity: ): High-End tube, phono, power amplifier such as monoblock class A amplifier and cd player.