The new Guv’nor Plus is an updated version of the much-loved ’80s original. The Guv’nor became a classic footpedal known for high quality distortion tones, earning itself a special place in the hearts of distortion smitten guitarists the world ove...
Commerford is very secretive of his tone, even going so far as to put effects on his pedalboard that he doesn't even use, making his own gear, and even removing the labels off some of his effects. Here are some effects which he has used during his career. Marshall Guv'nor Distortion Pedal (RATM, 1991–1998) The Guv’nor’ was launched in the late 80s to critical acclaim among guitar players: skip forward to the late 90s, and we saw a few bassists (most famously Tim Commerford of Rage Against The Machine) enjoying this almost forgotten pedal.more
The new Guv’nor Plus is an updated version of the much-loved ’80s original. The Guv’nor became a classic footpedal known for high quality distortion tones, earning itself a special place in the hearts of distortion smitten guitarists the world over. Within the sturdy metal housing lies the tone, feel and sound of the original Guv’nor, but with extra features specially designed to add extra power flexibility to cope with the exacting requirements of today’s musicians. The tonal versatility of the Guv’nor Plus is such that it is like adding another Marshall amp to your existing setup. The expanded Gain structure allows you to steer your guitar tone through many different styles. From natural sounding vintage valve amp break-up, ideal for singing blues to chunky JCM800 classic rock tones, right through to modern day super-saturation for liquid sustain and grinding chords. In addition, you will also find a Deep control which adds a resonant bass boost, giving you a similar feel and response to the resonant thump of a Marshall 4 x 12? cabinet.
This one I got from Ilija, Brigand bassist, as a gift somewhere in 2011. It`s pretty good for semi gain, and for microphonia noise(which I use frequently) with primary distortion turned on, but on full gain is very muted on higher freq and dull sounding.
It is a very versatile pedal. from a clean / clean boost through an overdrive to a distortion. is one of the pedals that most comply with the concept of an amplifier on a pedal, and is true to the Marshall sound. the only bad thing that you find in this pedal is that it lacks brightness it would be good if the treble control had more range
Wouldn't say this is iconic, although it is, it has a nice warm overdriven tone for leads, but i always needed to setup controls in some kind of way, and the controls aren't very price, but it does the job,
my problem with it is it is hard to get a good overdriven tone for lead and rhythm together; when playing rhythm, especially using full or open chords, this pedal sounds a bit on the muddy side. but for leads, you can always hear a saurian-ish tone to it.