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Marshall GV-2 Guv'nor Plus Effects Pedal  

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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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    3.0

    great quality, not sure about sound

    By kspml

    from Belgium

    Definitely well made, robust, and well put together. But, I found that I had a love-hate relationship with the distortion sound it makes. It's distortion sounds too... smooth. Goes to noise, without grit or "ribbing". It tries to be able to do everything, and hence... I replaced with a Boss BD-2 Blues Driver and an XO Metal Muff. I wouldn't buy it again, but that may just be a matter of personal taste.

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    5.0

    Plenty of Bang for your Buck...

    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.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    OK until it died

    By Old Rock & Roller

    from Pt. Pleasant, NJ

    I've had this Marshall Gov'nor pedal for about a year & a half. I used it on a pedal board with a Strat thru an early 90's vintage Blues De Ville hybrid tube amp. Not much of a tone range. The controls are not very responsive. Suggested settings that came with the instruction book were not much use. By itself the sound it produces is rather uninteresting & flat. When combined with a DS-1, though, I could get a really nice fat sound that was useful for a lot of things. But, last week it died. I don't plan to get another one.

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    (1 of 2 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.

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    (1 of 1 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.

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    5.0

    THE BEST

    By CShAp068

    from America

    I've had this pedal for about two years and it is the best for the money. The famous 'Marshall Crunch' is only one of the features you get out of this pedal. It is a must-have for any pedalboard.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Pedal

    By Timmy_2112

    from Nebraska

    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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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    YOU WILL LUV THIS PEDAL!!!

    By RD ARTIST

    from Lake County IL

    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.

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    3.0

    eh...

    By Blahh22

    from Mescalero, NM

    Its not the best. I plug it into my amp and I get this pretty annoying sound through my amp that goes away only when im playing. I wouldnt recomend it to anyone.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    One useful pedal

    By X50

    from Fairmont

    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.

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