Gary Moore’s Marshall Guv’nor (Mk 1) Overdrive
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According to Gary, this pedal was a key component in creating the Still Got the Blues sound.
One of the guys from Metallica goes up to [producer] Bob Rock and says, ‘This is the sound I want,’ and plays him ‘Oh Pretty Woman’ from “Still Got The Blues”. Then they proceed to go through all these pre-amps and processors to achieve it. I felt I should write and say, ‘That’s not how to do it. You’ve got the money now guys, go out and buy a ’59 Les Paul, a Guv’nor pedal and a JTM45!Various Sources Online – original needed
Gary used the Mark 1 model, which was introduced by Marshall in 1988, and discontinued in 1991. This first run was manufactured in the UK, while the later models mostly came out of Korea.
In a few places, I used a Marshall Guv’nor pedal, a Line 6 distortion, a CryBaby wah and an Ibanez chorus pedal, but mostly it was very straight-forward tones.Gary Moore – Guitar World, 2004
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