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Keeley compressor internal pots adjustments

lizardville

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Hi

Ive just got a 2 knob keeley comp and ïm a bit confused with the layout of the internal pots. According to the manual these pots are "reverse" than the 4 knob version:

"Attack Control Trim
The attack control is also set all of the way off for the fastest attack time. Turn this control up for longer/slower attack times. This is helpful for humbuckers or bass guitarists that want a very punchy tone.
For the four knob compressor, the Attack Control goes from fast (Classic Keeley) to longer/slower attack times as you turn it Up. The Input Level Control Trim should be turned all of the way UP for the stock tone. Turn it Down to reduce the gain on the input of the compressor, only if you experience distortion. (Note: This is the reverse from models where the controls are internal.)""

So I assume that the fastest attack is all the way up and that turning down the input control will increase the gain....:huh

please could anyone clarify
 

Jim Moulton

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I had a 2 knob and the directions that Robert gave me is that for best performance, leave the internal trimpots the way they came. I never messed with them and it was great. The attack trimpot is set at the fastest, so turn the other way if you want slower attack. The other trimpot is a trim adj for avoiding distortion on louder pickups like humbuckers you might want to adjust this or if you play bass, otherwise, I would leave them alone,The first few years, he did not have any internal trims.:BluesBros
 

lizardville

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Hi, thanks for the reply

My pedal is second hand and the pots have been already moved, so I still need to know which way is the slowest/fastest attack.
 

lizardville

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Hi,
that I Know and the paragrah on my first post is copied literally from that pdf.
what confuse me is that at the end of that paragrah states this:

"(Note: This is the reverse from models where the controls are internal.)""

So I assume that the fastest attack is all the way up as you said and that turning down the input control will increase the gain....:huh

:bonk
 

lizardville

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Hi boys, straight fropm the lions mouth (keeley support)--

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[FONT=&quot]What this really means is that on the two-knob, with the internal pots…. There are two numbers on them… a 1 and a 3. [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]We have both of these controls set to 1. The attack control is the same, if it is 1 on the two knob it is also all the way down on a 4 knob..[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Whereas if the clipping is all the way down on the two knob, it would be all the way up on the 4 knob.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Hope this helps![/FONT]
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