Guitarsite Forums Discussion Monthly Discussion Guitar Discussion Forum Archive – April, 2002 Re: advice on first distortion pedals?


Well, i’ve never tryed a marshall guv’nor gv2 (though i’ve heard some good things about it), but i must say that zoom digital distortions to their job quite well. I’ve played with ibanez and boss dist. pedals and they won’t get u as far as the zoom (505II) does… Besides, it includes a 4 band eq and can truly bypass. The tone is great on my ibanez rg550 (and i use a marshall valve amp). The marshall guv’nor gv2 probably sounds much more better then the zoom does, but the 505II is still a good choice.