NPD, I finally found one: Marshall Guv'nor.

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  1. Blazer

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    A cousin of mine used to play his Gibson Les Paul plugged into a Yamaha VR-3000 solid state amp and got such a cool sound from it. And when I looked at his pedals there was this Marshall pedal that he would use all the time.

    And today I finally found one myself, I can't wait to try it out on my "Peavenge" amp (An Orange Mircro terror 20 watt head built into a Peavey 1x2 combo) and see if it can match my Marshall JCM-900 combo. Probably not but it will sound GOOD anyway.
     
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    Blazer - That's fantastic! Let us know how you think it sounds. And if you're up to it, I'd love to hear a clip. Best!
     
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    The Zoom G3 model of this pedal is kick but also. Really surprised with the sound of it
     
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    Please give a report. I am putting a wish list of pedals together and need a Marshall sound (THE Rock sound IMO) because I can't afford a real Marshall
     
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    Congrats! Looking forward to the follow-up.
     
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    Nice find! Is it good as it is hyped up to be?
     
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    Those old Marshall pedals really nail the tone.
     
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    I'm interested in your impressions here, I have the older DriveMaster which is supposed to be the same circuit, and haven't figured out what to do with it.
    I bought a V1 ShredMaster, and then found a good deal on a DriveMaster hoping for a similar sound but less compressed.
    I read 11 gauge saying that the Shred is a distortion while the DriveMaster and Guvnor are OD pedals, where he also said the DM and Guv are the same circuit.
    Sometimes it takes me a while to find a sound in a pedal, where other times I get it right away. I lean more toward the BluesBreaker pedal sound, but still want a Marshall in a box now and then.
    I'm guessing the the Guv and DM work better boosting a slightly dirty amp than trying to get unity gain into a clean amp to sound like any Marshall.

    So tell us how it's working for you!
     
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    I always thought the Guvnor was pretty cool. May I also suggest you check out the Wampler Plextortion? It's a hot-rodded plexi in a box.
     
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    It took me quite some tweaking but I finally had THAT tone going by having the gain at almost full open, the bass fully cranked, the Mids turned completely off, the treble around three quarters and the volume around half way.

    Of course there's NO WAY my "Peavenge" will ever sound like my Marshall JCM900 but it never sounded sweeter.
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    Perhaps putting a greenback in there would change the sound for the better even more.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    All the ingredients of TONE!
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    I used to have a Marshall Guv'nor that I got from Joe Barden. He liked it in front of an overdriven Fender amp to get a great screaming blues lead tone, which is how I used it. I don't know about it being a MIAB pedal, I'm not sure it was designed to do that. CS
     
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    I've had a Guv-Nor pedal on my board for over 20 yrs. Great sounds & very flexible with the tone controls.

    Works well with any of my guitars.
     
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    I have a Drivemaster that sounds nice. Is it identical to the Guv'nor [without the effects loop] ?
     
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    Worked pretty well for Gary Moore. Of course, he was using it in front of a Marshall...
     
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    I used to have an early Guvnor. It sounded pretty horrible to me, but then again, so do Marshalls. Probably fairly accurate then.
     
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    We agree to disagree then.

    But why did you search up my thread to say that then?
     
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    It was a light hearted post on a thread which was at the top of the most recent pile at the time. No searching involved. Just a little humour with no offence intended (or, I though, possible to take).

    Don't worry, I'll try not to do it again.
     
  20. codamedia

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    Congrats on finding an original....

    I got one of the newer Guv'nor pedals in trade a couple years ago... the GV-2 Plus in a small form factor heavy duty metal box. Why do companies try to improve things? I was really disappointed and ended up trading it, but I sure would like to get my hands on one of these originals.

    I don't use any dirt in my G3 but I have played around with them.... I do find their Guv'nor to be the most usable of the batch. I'm not sure if it's authentic or not, but it sounds really good.
     
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