How the Marshall Amp Changed Rock—and the Meaning of 'Loud'. Loudness is strictly a psychological phenomenon referring to how the brain perceives the strength of a sound. But exactly why loudness appeals to so many of us is still a mystery.
Jim Marshall (July 29, 1923 - April 5, 2012) Known as "the father of loud", Marshall was creator of the amplifer of choice for guitarists like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend. He died of cancer at the age of 88. Picture: Richard Polden
The Epiphone Valve Jr is my current baby. Can't get much simpler than one knob. Turn it up, it gets louder and dirtier. I needed a small amp for my apartment and this did the trick. It's got 2 tubes and some nice tones at low volume. Two thumbs up!