Posted by Maisie . on 14th October 2015
We've all heard of Marshall amps and Marshall guitars and we see them everywhere, right? But maybe we don't all know the story behind Marshall?
Many people don't realise that Jim Marshall actually started out as a drummer in his early teens. Jim Marshall, OBE, also opened a drum shop in 1960 which was extremely popular with up and coming rock bands of the time.
“All the drummers used to bring their groups in with them, which is how I got to meet guitarists like Pete (Townsend) and Ritchie (Blackmore).”
“They kept pestering me to stock guitars and amps so I decided to give it a go...”
“...I decided to put together a small team to build a valve amplifier with the specific sound the lads were after.”
The first Marshall head was built in September 1962 and was named the JTM45, Jim and Terry Marshall (Jims Son) and 45 to represent it's 45 wattage. This new amplifier was just the beginning of an extremely successful business!
Skipping all the way to 2002, Jim was made an honorary Doctor of Music and in 2004 awarded the OBE. Jim sadly passed away aged 88 on the 5th April, 2012.
To mark 50 years of Marshall Amplification, Natal have created a truly stunning drum kit which acts as tribute to the one and only Jim Marshall.
This special drum kit has been designed like the legendary Marshall Amps and it looks amazing! Featuring a black vinyl finish accompanied with gold drum fittings and a Natal, Jim Marshall signature bass drum display head, you seriously can't get cooler than this limited edition drum kit!
There have only been 50 of these rare drum kits made world wide, and guess what?! We're lucky enough to have ONE in stock at drumshop right now!
The Natal 50th anniversary drum kit has been made from maple drum shells and is available in the following drum kit configuration;
Stands, snare drum and cymbals are not included with this Natal shell pack.
If you're serious about owning this historic drum kit check it out on our online store or give us a call on 0191 418 7113 to find out more.