Marshall GV-2 Guv'nor Plus
Marshall GV-2 Guv'nor Plus

GV-2 Guv'nor Plus, Distortion from Marshall in the Effects series.

Paul Eoghan 02/27/2016

Marshall GV-2 Guv'nor Plus : Paul Eoghan's user review

« It Has The Missing ingredient »

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Value For Money : Excellent Audience: Anyone
I have tested the Marshall Guvnor 2 and it will soon be on my pedal board. My pedal board has 47 pedals on it and I use them all. I am in a 3 piece Indie alternative band.
We do all our own tunes. I write with the bass player. I tend towards a distorted tone. She loves the aggressive nature of this approach but she sounds like Nina Simone. Not on is just built in.
We often start a tune with could pass as an intro on the first Black Sabbath album...but that could quickly lead into vocals with a lighter sound...even my Martin.
So I use 6 overdrives starting with the light sounding ts 808 and go right up to a Heavy Metal overdrive. I am always looking for an overdrive that is rich and full but will lay down nicely behind the vocals. The Guvnor 2 does this well.
It is a Plexi sound most certainly and I have another myself. What is different is it has a knob that adds the resonance of a Marshall 4x12 cab. this makes the sound having a breathless gasping for air quality to the low end. Nothing else does this.