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Jim Marshall 1923 – 2012

This morning Iron Maiden ordered another double Marshall head case, sadly, this afternoon I heard about the passing of Jim Marshall OBE whose guitar amplifiers are used by Maiden along with many of the biggest names in rock.

Jim Marshall was was the founder of Marshall Amplifiers, his customers included some of rock’n'roll’s most prominent guitarists. and his products seen on just about every stage around the world.  His iconic ‘ Marshall Stack’ came about in 1959 and become a defining feature in rock bands’ backlines for generations and lead to Jim becoming known as “The Father of Loud”, at 3D Cases we lost track of how many Marshall 4×12 flight cases we have made over the decades. it seemed to us just about every guitarist had them, many of them with dozens stacked high upstage and defiantly the most popular flight cased item in the world.

As we learnt today, in addition to the creation of the amps chosen by countless guitar heroes and game-changing bands, Jim was also an incredibly humble and generous man who, over the past several decades, has quietly donated many millions of pounds to worthy causes.

Jim Marshall will be remembered alongside the likes of Les Paul and Leo Fender and  as one of the founding members of the modern electric guitar sound, in fact the sound of rock music itself.

It goes without saying that our thoughts at 3D Cases are with Jim’s family, friends and colleagues.

Rest in peace Jim Marshall OBE.

You allowed many artists and rock fans enjoy music at it’s best

You can leave your condolences on the Jim Marshall website

Justin Case

3D News Desk

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Tony Iommi – Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath’s legendary guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with early stage Lymphoma.

Lymphoma is a cancer and treatment might involve chemotherapy and in some cases radiotherapy and/or bone marrow transplantation, and can be curable depending on the histology, type, and stage of the disease.

The official statement reads:

‘With the news that Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, his bandmates would like everyone to send positive vibes to the guitarist at this time. Iommi is currently working with his doctors to establish the best treatment plan–the “IRON MAN” of Rock & Roll remains upbeat and determined to make a full and successful recovery.

This comes as Black Sabbath–Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Bill Ward (drums)–are writing and recording their first album in 33 years in Los Angeles (still set for release this fall) with producer Rick Rubin. They will now go to the UK to continue to work with Tony. Further information will be released as it becomes available.’

3D Flight Cases wish Tony a speedy and full recovery.

Justin Case

3D News Desk

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