Keeley Metal Zones fans... gotta' question for you

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by joegrant413, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. joegrant413

    joegrant413 Member

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    I just ordered a Keeley MT2 Metal Zone. I'm a huge fan of Keeley,... see my signature!

    I *also* just ordered an MI Audio Tube Zone. so when these pedals arrive, I'm going to have a shoot-out between the two to see which does Mesa-rectoish sounds the best through my Fender DRRI.

    So, Keeley MT2 fans.... what settings should I try???

    Cheers,
    -- Joe
     
  2. RDM

    RDM Senior Member

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    With the MT-2 off, set the Tube Zone like this:

    Bright - 10 oclock
    Mids - High Noon
    Character - Off
    Volume - To Taste
    Tone - 10 oclock
    Drive - 2 oclock

    Hahaha.
    No...I couldn't dial in a decent recto sound with the Keeley MT-2. I found it to be noisy whenever I'd get close.
     
  3. joegrant413

    joegrant413 Member

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    :)

    Brevity is the soul of wit, good one. And thanks for the TZ settings!

    -- Joe
     
  4. silverface

    silverface Member

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    Hi,

    I am a huge fan of MT-2 - I also own a Keeley modded one, but I doubt a Fender DRRI is the right amp for it. My favourite amp for the MT-2 is a plain power amp - I normally use a Mesa Boogie 50/50 for that job.

    Has your DRRI got a FX send/return? I get good results with some amps plugging the MT-2 direct into "return" - using only the poweramp.

    My fave setting is:

    Level: 11 o'clock
    Bass/Treble: Both 2 or 3 o'clock
    Middle: Both 12 o'clock
    Distortion: 3 - 5 o'clock

    Best wishes,

    silverface.
     
  5. joegrant413

    joegrant413 Member

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    Hi,

    Thanks for your suggestions. The DRRI has no FX loop. One other thing I should mention is I'll probably run the DRRI into a 2x12 closed back cab with Celestions when doing a pseudo-recto sound.

    Thx,
    -- Joe
     
  6. silverface

    silverface Member

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    The closed cab is surely better for this kinda metal sound. You must be careful with the treble settings - with Fender amps the MT-2 can really be piercing.

    Best wishes,

    silverface.
     

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