Christmas came a little early for me this year! Growing up on guys like John Mayer, Ryan Adams, SRV, Eric Clapton and Eddie Van Halen. I always wanted a tube screamer, I just love the way they sound....especially through clean reverb amps Anyways thought I’d geek out for a minute #gearnerd#tubescreamer#srv#johnmayer#guitarpedals
It's fair to say that Robert Keeley and company are no strangers to the world of compressors. You'd be hard pressed trying to argue with the countless touring musicians that swear by their comps, or even company's track record of having sold over 50,000 units. The Keeley Compressor Plus is the newest addition to the illustrious Keeley Compressor range, having made its trade show debut this Summer NAMM. It's been hotly anticipated and has inspired ample traffic (to an already packed) Keeley booth. The new compressor draws on successful 2 knob and 4 knob compressor variants. Where the new Compressor Plus switches gears is through the featuring of a far more streamlined and intuitive set of controls that takes the guesswork out of dealing with comps. The 'Attack' control is now housed in a simple release switch, voiced to either humbuckers or single coils. This optimisies the mode of compression to better match your guitar's output. The new 'Tone' control also retains the top end and presence that is lost with other, ordinary circuit. Having built it from the ground up, Keeley's tone circuit was tailor made to retain the chime and cut, which would often get shelved. One feature we were most pleased to see was a 'Blend' control. This allows you to mix in you compressed signal parallel to your dry signal. Keeley has a certain excellence when it comes to this, and we believe the feature-set on Keeley's Compressor Plus makes it one of the most versatile out there.