The Guv'nor Plus is a redesigned and reissued version of the original Guv'nor overdrive effects pedal. Jim Marshall named the original unit, which is Brit slang for "the leader," or a UK musician's expression meaning "the ultimate."
Like the original, the GV-2 Guv'nor Plus uses solid state technology to provide a wide spectrum of overdrive sounds. Marshall claims that this version has all the power and tone of the original unit -- and then some. This pedal will add power and punch to any amp, and is especially useful for adding the famous Marshall crunch to solid state amps, or even to perk up tube amps that can't be played at deafening volume levels. Owners of cassette and MD recording units will also appreciate the versatile tonal palette offered by this pedal. It may be just the ticket to get some warmth on recordings -- especially if you like to go direct into the board.
No plastic housing, here; the Guv'nor Plus features a rugged metal chassis. The Guv'nor Plus employs a passive bypass switching circuit, which is preferred by most tone purists. The controls are:
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