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Marshall GV-2 Guv'nor Plus Effects Pedal   

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The Marshall GV-2 Guv'nor Plus Effects Pedal is a versatile distortion stomp box with control knobs for gain, deep, bass, mid, treble, and volume. Gu...Click To Read More About This Product

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Versatile, classic distortion.

The Marshall GV-2 Guv'nor Plus Effects Pedal is a versatile distortion stomp box with control knobs for gain, deep, bass, mid, treble, and volume. Guv'nor Plus has a rugged metal case and features passive bypass.


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4.8

(based on 83 reviews)

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Awesome Pedal

This pedal is awesome. A true Marshall sound in a pedal. This pedal really does recreate the distorion on the old JCM800. I know my friend has one. There are good and bad...Read complete review

This pedal is awesome. A true Marshall sound in a pedal. This pedal really does recreate the distorion on the old JCM800. I know my friend has one. There are good and bad about this pedal its not all peaches and cream. The bad is the treble control dosen't really work.(for getting the mud sound out) It does change a little, but not enough to really matter. This does produce a muddie distorion which with the right setting can take it away to get the true Marshall crunch sound. Theres a lot of good about the pedal. The distorion is the best I have heard from a pedal beside tube distorion pedals at a (awesome price). To fix the muddiness that comes from the pedal put a eq pedal after it so to can get rid of that mudiness and make that distorion scream. Anyone who knows a true marshall sound will love this pedal if you have a eq pedal or time to fiddle around with the eq on it for that Marshall crunch you will enjoy this pedal like I have thx Marshall.

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Am I missing something?

I've had this pedal for two years and it's been in and out of my chain constantly throughout this time. I bought it when I was still learning about effects, and at the time...Read complete review

I've had this pedal for two years and it's been in and out of my chain constantly throughout this time. I bought it when I was still learning about effects, and at the time adding a "Marshall drive sound" to my Pro Junior and still have pocket money left over seemed a great idea. Unfortunately, as I got further on I realised I don't like to use heavy distortion. While it does sound AMAZING in this area, turning the gain down renders it unbelievably mushy, and it doesn't seem to offer much in the way of dynamic response. I much prefer subtle overdrive or all-out fuzz ala Big Muff, so this doesn't fit too well. Because of it's inability to do "subtle", it only really gets use when I decide to play 'Orion'.One thing I have found out though, is that thanks to it's "deep" setting, it works surprisingly well with basses.It's a great pedal, just not for me.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Pedal

By Timmy_2112

from Nebraska

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This pedal is awesome. A true Marshall sound in a pedal. This pedal really does recreate the distorion on the old JCM800. I know my friend has one. There are good and bad about this pedal its not all peaches and cream. The bad is the treble control dosen't really work.(for getting the mud sound out) It does change a little, but not enough to really matter. This does produce a muddie distorion which with the right setting can take it away to get the true Marshall crunch sound. Theres a lot of good about the pedal. The distorion is the best I have heard from a pedal beside tube distorion pedals at a (awesome price). To fix the muddiness that comes from the pedal put a eq pedal after it so to can get rid of that mudiness and make that distorion scream. Anyone who knows a true marshall sound will love this pedal if you have a eq pedal or time to fiddle around with the eq on it for that Marshall crunch you will enjoy this pedal like I have thx Marshall.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

YOU WILL LUV THIS PEDAL!!!

By RD ARTIST

from Lake County IL

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This is a great pedal because not only do you get the famous and enviable Marshall sound... IN A PEDAL! You also get a really good EQ, that covers sub-bass, bass/low-mids, mids, and highs without a lot of noise. And it is built like a brick house. All for well under a hundred bucks... do not delay.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One useful pedal

By X50

from Fairmont

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Perfect for a nice overdrive to Van Halen inspired rock. Setting the gain to 2-4 gives you a good overdrive which is perfect for AC/DC and other 70's rock. Once you get to 4 and up, it's that nice meaty sound that Marshall is known for. I use it to crank out Van Halen tones and haven't been dissapointed. My Vox has a good clean tone, but the drive isn't so hot. I sort of use this as the drive channel. You also can use it as a sort of EQ. I turn the gain down and use the settings as I would on my amp. It helps to keep my tone consistant with what the distorted tone sounds like. Overall, I love this. Best bit of money I've spent. Definately has a permanent place among my rig.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Am I missing something?

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I've had this pedal for two years and it's been in and out of my chain constantly throughout this time. I bought it when I was still learning about effects, and at the time adding a "Marshall drive sound" to my Pro Junior and still have pocket money left over seemed a great idea. Unfortunately, as I got further on I realised I don't like to use heavy distortion. While it does sound AMAZING in this area, turning the gain down renders it unbelievably mushy, and it doesn't seem to offer much in the way of dynamic response. I much prefer subtle overdrive or all-out fuzz ala Big Muff, so this doesn't fit too well. Because of it's inability to do "subtle", it only really gets use when I decide to play 'Orion'.One thing I have found out though, is that thanks to it's "deep" setting, it works surprisingly well with basses.It's a great pedal, just not for me.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Almost perfect sound

By Deven Lyre

from Washington

If you take a great clean sounding tube amp like a Fender Twin, plug this in front of it as an overdrive and you get an incredible sound. Very clear overdrive sounding almost identical to a Marshall JCM800. It does not give you a real heavy metal "chunk" sound, but it does give a fantastic AC/DC or The Cult "Electric" sound. You can hear each note ring clear when hitting a big open G chord.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Plenty of Bang for your Buck...

By session_of_jam@yahoo.com

from New England

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This pedal is well worth the price of admission. The closest my Fender Tube amp ever came to Marshall crunch, is with this pedal. There is a silly amount of low end to this pedal, probably more than a single twelve inch speaker can reproduce. But it is abvious that Marshall did their homework, and delivered a quality pedal at a reasonable price. I'll guarantee that there are pedals out there that cost more, and sound much worse.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great sound if you know how to tweak it.

By guitarslinger48

from Wilmington NC

I use this pedal in front of a 70's Marshall MK2 Super Lead for extra push. Marshall put a useless amount of low end in this pedal. I have the "deep control" turned off and the bass set at about7-8 o'clock. Mid is set at 10 o'clock, treble at 11 o'clock, gain at 1 o'clock,. I get a nice creamy overdrive with my American Fender Fat Strat.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet Pedal

By theGeek57

from Indiana

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I have had this Pedal for w while now. I was skeptical when I bought it because I didn't need/want another distortion pedal. I've got a Boss DS-1, Tube Screamer, Digitech Bad Monkey, Big Muff Pi and really adding another pedal was kind of pointless. Since then I have not even touched my other pedals. This gives me the sound I've wanted. The DEEP control is just wonderful. If I want to play more of a Metal/Hardcore sound I just scoop the mids and put everything else up. I can pull the gain back for a nice crunch. Its a great pedal for any setup.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Is a Good Pedal, Sounds Better Than the sound Clip

By OneDrunkIrishman

from East Coast

This pedal is really great. It does exactly what it's supposed to, and the tone out of it really is what I was looking for. If you're going for a good rock sound with awesome tone, this is great. Make sure you mess around with the EQ so that you can get the sound you want. it's really really user friendly.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Definitive Marshall Sound

By Veld

from New Jersey

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I've played through a handful of Marshalls, mainly MG series combos, and I really have to say this pedal trumps even those. It is unbelievably versatile if you take the time to tweak it. Can go from a warm crunch all the way to a killer metal distortion. The Deep knob allows a kind of emulated 'scooped mid' sound. It's not the real deal but it comes pretty close. A must have for any serious OD/disto buff.

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