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What to stack with Keeley BD-2

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Felixun1, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. Felixun1

    Felixun1 Member

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    I love my Keeley - modded BD2 blues driver for low - medium gain, but am wondering what to stack with it for higher gain. Any reccomendations? Thanks.
     
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    Barber DD or any other TS variety.
     
  3. orogeny

    orogeny Supporting Member

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    higher gain for chords or for solos?

    also. . . buckers or single coils?

    clean amp?

    without answers, i would say a monkey or ts variant is a darn good stack with a kbd2 for solos into a clean amp using a strat. . .. .

    my answers would change if you're talking about chords. . . and a diff type of clipping. .. and into a dirtyish amp. . .
     
  4. Felixun1

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    thanks for the responses. I play a strat with HB in bridge into keeley bd2 -> line6 verbzilla -> epihone valve JR on very low volumes, so pretty clean
     
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    I use a keeley modded ts9 (killer) and a Keeley Java Boost depending on the day and my mood. Both are great.
     
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    orogeny Supporting Member

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    cool setup.

    using the hb bridge or the neck for this app. . . .?

    . . . and for solos or for chords?

    we talking chunky stuff or

    smooth clipping solos

    or

    fuzzyish solos?

    yes. . . it's too hot to go outside and i've got time and keyboard on my hands. . .
     
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    orange squeezer set for light compression into a mild overdrive is a great sound IMO.
     
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    Ditto the orange squeezer.
    A Keeley Fuzz Head was born to be a higher gain boost for light/med. od's.
     
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    fwiw - i just put a TL072 chip in place of the 4558 in mine and it's brighter and more articulate...slightly cleaner.

    I highly recommend it.
     
  10. Felixun1

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    Thanks for all the responses. Some interesting ideas!
     
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    I use it with a lovepedal eternity roadhouse and love them together.....
     
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    Run it into a Keeley FuzzHead. They are a great match for one another and complement each other perfectly. :AOK
     
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    The love/hate thing about the Fuzzhead is the internal tweaking by changing the caps and dialing in the tone control. I have two FH's they work with the BD2 well.
     
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    Mines from ~1978, I'm not touching the chip...:)
     
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    I had three keeley pedals, BD-2, TS-9 and java.

    ...I think the best use for the BD is to have it is standard amp OD tone - both the other two worked well going into the BD, treating it a like the front end of a breaking up preamp - (which it is really).
     
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    Keeley DS-1 Ultra or Box of Rocks. I actually use both in my board, with a FDII.
     
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    If you like that pedal, you should consider a modded Boss SD-1, either from Analogman, Keeley or Monte Allums. But keep it assymetrical if you're looking for a grittier, high-gain tone.
     

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