Keely TS9 with a tube amp content

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  1. Roccaforte Amps

    Roccaforte Amps Member

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    wow,wow,and wow!
    The baked mode is insane, feedback for days.
    Boosted, I was able to get feedback at a mouse
    volume level.
    A great thing for you bedroom players:idea:
    Buy one, you'll be amazed. Keely ROCKS!:thu::thu::thu::thu::thu:
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  2. SoCalSteve

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    How would you describe the low-end on that pedal - spongy or tight? My only complaint against the Keeley mods is that the two I had, the DS-1 and the MT-2, were both spongy in the bass and I was looking for tightness.
     
  3. Roccaforte Amps

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    It's tight, but the amp you use could add or take away from that.
    I told them exactly what I needed, and they built me this.
    I've never been so happy with a pedal before.

    I don't use a lot of OD, I run a clean 150watt tube amp
    and use the pedal to slam the front end.
    The problem I had with everything I've tried like treble
    boosters, or other clean boost pedals was the thin signal
    on single notes. This pedal does not have that problem.
    You just need to be specific with them as to what you want,
    they can certainly build it for you. I'm very impressed.
    It was their Java boost I tried a few weeks ago
    that steered me in their direction.
    Even though that wasn't for me, I used it live for
    5hrs and could've played longer with no real
    complaints.
    I've allways dreamed of a pedal like this,
    and now I have it.
    Not a bad tone to be found, I tried it every
    way I could. DR
     
  4. SoCalSteve

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    It's impressive to hear such a glowing review of a pedal from a highly regarded amp builder! I will say the tones from the two I had were phenomenol, almost 3-dimensional. In fact, I'm rethinking my whole setup and have decided that if I use an OD/Dist., modded pedals are the only way to go.
     
  5. Roccaforte Amps

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    It's the warmth I'm digging, even if I do bump the gain
    it's still very organic sounding.

    I've been married to my old Tube Driver for like 20yrs,
    and now that I'm in two bands I started using it again.
    It's cool, but there's an artifact in the OD that I never
    liked, and I really didn't want to hear it anymore.
    I was so hopping this Keely pedal would cure that,
    and it did. The lead boost mode is cool too,
    band number two has a 1200watt ampeg bass rig
    on my side, and sometimes he boosts his bass.
    Keely really has down, that's all I can say.
     
  6. rocketman223

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    That doesn't look like the run of the mill Keeley modded TS9. What options are on that?
     
  7. Roccaforte Amps

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    It's dual channel, with an adjustable lead boost.
    Go here: http://www.robertkeeley.com/product.php?id=36

    The pot on the side of mine is the lead control,
    the little switch on the top is for their standard mod,
    or baked mode. (baked is higher sustain).
    The factory flat footswitch is for the lead boost,
    the one above it is the true bypass.
    This thing sounds amazing.
     
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    Have any of you ever tried the Keeley Compressor? It looks like it's a popular unit.
     
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    I have the 808+. Only pedal I will ever use. I don't use it, but it is the only one that I would. Totally transparent and does not alter the tone. I love it.
     
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    Ha! That could almost be a joke. Its incredibly popular round these parts, and rightly so. It absolutely nails the Ross compressor of old, without the noise and with true bypass. Country twang, blues slide, funk rhythm; its all there.

    Can you tell I like mine?
     
  12. M I K E D.

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    Wow-

    Shouldn't everyone here be using fake names - man it's just not cool to like 'screamers on TGP.

    Dont tell anyone mine (albeit Analogman silver instead of the afformentioned Keeley goodness) has never left my board in spite of other ODs coming and going!

    Texsunburst59- nice clips, thanks for the post.

    Mr. Roccaforte: I just watched the 'Crowes on HDNet and Marc Ford got the most Killin' tones ever from your amp!!!
     
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    Thanks M I K E D. :)
     
  14. JimH

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    Love mine - standard Keeley TS9. No shame about it whatsoever. I find it really useful as a kind of second channel on my one channel NMV amps - really preserves the amp's character so you can have your amp half way up and hit the TS and it's as if you've turned the amp up - more width, sustain, compression - but not fake. As a solo boost I've never found better.
     

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