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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Which Keeley pedals do you endorse?

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El Californio

Apr 9th, 2018 11:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have a Keeley modded RAT and it's the bomb.
Curious which Keeley products you find indispensable? (and which versions)


Buckeye Country, USA

Tone is in the lingers
Apr 9th, 2018 11:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

Keeley BD-2 for going on 15 years

Contenders have come and gone but nothing has ever replaced it on my board for low gain.

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NW Pennsylvania

Apr 9th, 2018 12:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

None, but the guy sure seems to know his stuff.


LA-la-land, CA

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Apr 9th, 2018 12:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

I finally found another person with a Keeley modded RAT! Man, I love that thing. The mods really made it come alive, and gave it balls! Too bad they're not doing them any more. Even the company who took over doing their mods isn't doing the RAT.

Mike DeTorrice
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Apr 9th, 2018 04:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

Presently, I don't have any Keeley pedals, but I just heard a good friends new D & M Drive and it sounded outstanding ! Very versatile, well-built and excellent drive/boost sounds.

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El Californio

Apr 10th, 2018 11:27 AM   Edit   Profile  

gdw3: Nice to know! FYI, I also own an early 80s version big box RAT (unmodded) that commands a lofty price on the used market. The Keeley sounds equally as good + it offers the other switchable modes. What a great pedal.


Northern CT - USA

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Apr 15th, 2018 10:28 AM   Edit   Profile  

None. But I've always wanted one of his compressors or modded BD2 pedals. For some reason every time I was set to pull the trigger on a Keeley pedal, I'd stumble upon something else that I'd buy.

Doc Sarvis
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USA/Salt Lake City

Tuned Strings and Tight Lines
Apr 15th, 2018 11:51 AM   Edit   Profile  

Oxblood Paisley- Great clean or slightly dirty boost.

Tesla MKIII - Sounds every bit as good (maybe better) as my Big Muff Green Russian and it's a lot smaller.

Phase 24 - I don't use Phasers often but this is a cool pedal 'cause it's the Star Trek Ltd. Ed.

Mesmer - Just for fun and some very unusual delay effects.

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Buena Buena
Apr 16th, 2018 09:40 AM   Edit   Profile  

You need only one: the Keeley Tone Workstation.

Here's a random review.


MoJo, Minnesota

Jump in and hang on
Apr 16th, 2018 03:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

That's a cool little unit. I have the Katana and always liked the way it enhanced my tone - I left it on all the time too. Using a Fractal AX8 lately - so all my pedals have been collecting dust :/

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Asheville, NC

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Apr 19th, 2018 06:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have a Keeley modded OD3. it's a staple on my board.

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El Californio

Apr 19th, 2018 11:59 AM   Edit   Profile  

Any Keeley Compressor fans? 2 knob, 4 knob, Plus, Pro? I just received my new Compressor Plus yesterday and, while I have something of a love/hate history with compression, must say it's one of the better sounding units I've heard, plus the 'Blend' knob' makes it considerably more useful than most, imo.

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South Florida

Apr 29th, 2018 03:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

What Peegoo said above. The Keeley Mod Workstation and some sort of delay is all you really need.

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All I need is one more guitar
Jun 11th, 2018 09:57 AM   Edit   Profile  

I got the Keely Seafoam Chorus pedal and it's the best of the several chorus units I've played over the years.
It has a very musical thickness. The reverb & vibroto functions in it are marginal but the 3 chorus settings are heavenly !!

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Jun 11th, 2018 11:52 AM   Edit   Profile  

Only Keeley I've had was an AD-9 but wasn't in love with it. It seemed to lower the signal significantly in the chain.

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Jun 12th, 2018 06:11 AM   Edit   Profile  

I own the Keeley two knob compressor and the Dyna-Trem. Both are very nice, but I rarely use them.

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