Keeley Boost?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by DustyBaker, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. DustyBaker

    DustyBaker Member

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    I just got my Marshall 2061x half stack and... since it doesnt have the extra gain stage that the 100 Watt-ers have. I really dont want *more* gain just more SuS and posibly more vol. From what ive read and seen on Youtube i really like the Katana. Do you guys have any feedback on yours?
     
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    I absolutely love mine. When I first got it out of the box I was at the parent's housesitting so I only had my GA-5 to try it with. I was pretty happy with the added sparkle and the very clean nature of the boost. Didn't really mess with the "out" or drive setting much since it's just a little 5watt amp and OD's by itself pretty well. BUT- When I got home and put it into the chain(TU-2 > Katana > TS808(orig) > TS808(ri) > CryBaby w/red Fazel > Univox U1226 60Watt 2 channel(bridged) class A Head > 2x12, Eminence Texas Heat 8ohm) Holy cow!
    First of all, the clean boost is exactly that. No coloration as far as tone. Since you're pushing the front end a bit harder, count on some increased overdrive characteristics. I'm actually thinking of removing the vintage TS808, as I like the ri w/ true-bypass mod a little better for it's warmth and mid punch. The Katana seems to do the job of the second TS as a front end push quite well. The overdrive is a bit much for my style so I'm still staying w/ the clean boost, and I'm really liking the fact that I can now boost my TS lead sound w/o adding another OD to my signal. What I've got now is what I was trying to get from the 2 TS's all along.

    Or, in short I think you'll like it.
     
  3. DustyBaker

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    I just found out about Keeley today, and its like this explosion of really great stuff. Its great to see that not everyone wants their amp to sound like a chop saw. Really the only pedals i use currently is a Korg Pitch Black tuner and a Vox Wah. so to take advantage of the Wah i should probably go (Wah-Katana-tuner)?
     
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    Keeley has unsurpassed customer service too.
     
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    Really? thats friggin sweet. I should just drive there and see if they will sponsor my album by giving me gear.
     
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    Oh and sweet music by the way Buddachile
     
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    Thanks man!
     
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    Katana is a great little pedal. As mentioned above, it as a neutral clean boost and adds the clean-boost sparkle to the top end. The knob-out mode adds some nice warm dirt. Not as versatile, to me at least, as say an RC Booster (which has 3 more knobs!), but it does its thing very well. I use it to boost the volume of my Fenders to match the Les Paul.
     

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