The following is a guest post review of the Marshall guv’nor plus (GV-2) by Donny. If you are interested in guest posting, please contact me!
First here a little background. My name is Donny. I am the Worship Director for Sunshine Acres Children’s home in AZ. I have been playing guitar for somewhere around 10 years. I have been in many hard rock bands and have played lead guitar for many churches.
Ok that being said here is my review for the Marshall guv’nor plus (GV-2). I recently picked this up in a trade and I love it. I play a Gibson Les Paul Gothic with a Pearly Gates pickup in the bridge ( I highly recommend this pup), I pump that through a custom built 2×15 powered by a Marshall Valvestate.
This pedal is very versatile. It has a gain, bass, deep, treble, mid and volume knob. With the gain at 3 you get a very bluesy tone, very subtle great with a neck pickup. I use it with the gain at about 7-8, It has a lot of crunch very Guns N’ Roses sounding, scoop the mids to get more of an aggressive metal sound. Now this is a Distortion pedal and not an overdrive pedal so it sounds good plugged into anything!!
The sound is nice and full and is a very clean distortion, not fuzzy or muddy and it does not sound like a rectifier. I run on overdrive pedal after this when playing solos (full-drive 2) and boy does it scream! Now if you want a thinner sound this pedal can do that too, just turn back the deep knob, it acts kind of like a tone knob does. I keep it around 7 and it is really warm.
To sum it up, this pedal is great. The tone and versatility is amazing, my only complaint would be that it certainly is lacking when playing a strat through it. But i’m a Gibson guy so no worries there. If you play classic rock to metal, at your local church or just in your garage this pedal is great!!
EffectsBay: Currently this pedal has been discontinued. You can still find it on eBay via PedalNerd.com