Marshall The Guv'nor
Marshall The Guv'nor
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moosers 16/05/2009

Marshall The Guv'nor : l'avis de moosers (contenu en anglais)


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The Marshall Guv’nor is a distortion/overdrive pedal brought to you by the makers of the classic amplifiers. This pedal is aimed to recreate the distortion sound found on Marshall amps and while it is pretty basic in make up, I think it does a pretty good job of doing that. Let me say that I will always prefer the distortion sound on a real amp over the sound of a pedal and I don’t think it is possible to replace a real amp’s distortion. The Marshall Guv’nor has ¼ inch connections and is not rack mountable.


The Marshall Guv’nor is a really easy pedal to use at it simply has five knobs to control your tone. It has knobs for gain, bass, middle, treble, and level, which is pretty much the same parameters that you would find on a real amp. If you have any experience with distortion pedals or guitar amps, you won’t have any problems whatsoever with this guitar pedal. I’ve never seen the manual for the Marshall Guv’nor so I can’t speak to how helpful it is, but the pedal is quite easy to use and the manual really isn’t necessary.


The sound quality of the Marshall Guv’nor is pretty good overall, but like I said earlier it is not a replacement for the real distortion on a Marshall amp. It is a nice substitution if it is not possible to have a real Marshall stack, but lacks the depth and crunch that is found on a real amp. If you are looking for a Marshall sound in a box, this is about as close as you can get but its still not there. Don’t get me wrong, this is a very good sounding distortion pedal it just isn’t a Marshall stack in a box.


I’ve been using the Marshall Guv’nor for about three or four years and have come to use it in a variety of situations. While I don’t use it too often for recording as I will always try to use a real amp, this is a perfect pedal for the stage especially if you are looking for a heavier distortion sound than your Fender amp has like I am. The price is pretty reasonable making it a good pedal for players of all types and in all price ranges. Overall, the Marshall Guv’nor is a great pedal and is great for those of us who don’t have a real Marshall guitar amp.