Monday, 17 November 2014 00:00
Marshall Guv'nor 2 plus distortion overdrive effects pedal demo and reviewWritten by Helmut Watterott
Not being the biggest Marshall fan and having used the first Guvnor and a guvnor clone I did not like them. The Plus 2 however I really liked. This is our demo of the Marshall GV-2 Plus. A really nice sounding and built pedal!
The pedal is solid and maybe too well constructed. It is heavy and feels like a real piece of quality. The sound is amazing and although it says on many descriptions that it has lots of gain I don't feel it has enough for anything beyond some basic metal. This is no thrash metal pedal by any means. Saying that we did not test it daisy chained with other dostortions to try and boost the gain.
It has very similar dials to the Boss Metal Zone but it seems as if they do not have the range. Unimportant as this pedal sound much nicer than the Metal Zone :-)
You can buy this guitar effects pedal in our shop.
GV-2 GUV'NOR PLUS
Overview from Marshall official site
"The new Guv’nor Plus is an updated version of the much-loved ’80s original. The Guv’nor became a classic footpedal known for high quality distortion tones, earning itself a special place in the hearts of distortion smitten guitarists the world over. Within the sturdy metal housing lies the tone, feel and sound of the original Guv’nor, but with extra features specially designed to add extra power flexibility to cope with the exacting requirements of today’s musicians.
The tonal versatility of the Guv’nor Plus is such that it is like adding another Marshall amp to your existing setup. The expanded Gain structure allows you to steer your guitar tone through many different styles. From natural sounding vintage valve amp break-up, ideal for singing blues to chunky JCM800 classic rock tones, right through to modern day super-saturation for liquid sustain and grinding chords. In addition, you will also find a Deep control which adds a resonant bass boost, giving you a similar feel and response to the resonant thump of a Marshall 4 x 12″ cabinet."
A description I found on ebay:
"The Marshall GV-2 Guv'nor Plus is an updated version of the original guitar pedal that provides sweet distortion from a rugged metal enclosure. Compact and lightweight (my edit... NOT lightweight!!!), it has a small footprint that makes it the ideal pedal board choice for blues and rock tones."
Solid metal casing
Jack Sockets: Guitar Input, Signal Out / Bypass
Input Impedance: 1 MOhms
Output Load Impedance: 1 kOhms