PRESSS RELEASE: Keeley Electronics today announced it is building the Black Glass British Fuzz effect pedal. The pedal will be limited to 150 units. The 100% hand-built Black Glass is a modern compact circuit of the classic OC81 based design and was created for the most demanding fuzz effects lovers. The Black Glass offers a wealth of tone bending vintage musical MkIII sounds with reduced noise and treble response and a modern power supply. With controls for FUZZ, TONE, and LEVEL the Black Glass makes it easy for players to dial in very wild amounts of fuzz. Modifications to the circuit allow for an increased high frequency not heard of before as well as ultra-low noise. Furthermore, design modifications have solved temperature problems that can affect vintage fuzz units. Players have the needed power supply inversion so that they can use a regular 9 Volt power supply. Read More …
PRESS RELEASE:Keeley Electronics today announced it is now shipping its Seafoam Chorus effect pedal. The 100% hand-built Seafoam chorus is a new design built from the ground up that was created for the most demanding modulation effects connoisseurs. The Seafoam chorus offers a wealth of studio-quality musical tones, from pulsating vibrato pitch bending to shimmering chorus doubling effects, all in a compact pedal design. With controls for modulation Rate, Depth, and Tone, the Seafoam Chorus makes it easy for players to dial in a wide palette of sounds. A unique Blend control was also added to enable players to toe the line between pure vibrato or chorus sounds – and explore countless variations at settings in between. Read More …
I’m all for pushing the envelope in pedal design (actually, I really wish this was an article about an envelope filter), so I’m super-psyched about this new Keeley phaser. Who wants a mere second or two phasing duration when you can stretch that sucker out over a full ten minutes? I’m almost tempted to get one of these, jam some white noise into the front end, set the duration to ‘so slow you won’t even notice it actually changing until 5 minutes later,’ plug it into a loooooooooong delay and use the results to create a new subgenre of new age. Nobody steal my idea, please.
Keeley Phaser Begins Shipping Monday, Jan. 04, 2010
OTA style phasers are well known for their lush sound and shimmery characteristics. This six stage phaser delivers with great sound in any mode. High quality components are used in every part of the signal path.
6 stage OTA phasing circuit
Extremely long phase times (with the tap)
Leslie style ramping
2 speeds (in Leslie mode)
9-volt battery or standard negative tip adapter
Backed by Keeley’s 5 year warranty
Again, we are shipping the first pre-orders of the Keeley Phaser on Monday, January 4, 2010. The current price is $249.00.
LINK: Keeley Electronics.
Fire has destroyed the entire inventory and workspace of Oklahoma-based pedal guru Robert Keeley’s Keeley Electronics. File this under News That Freaking Sucks.