Robert keeley ds-1!

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Blues_Man

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Joined: 07/08/05

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Robert Keeley modded ds-1 ultra/seeing eye mod.


Price- $140 (US).

Pros- Large Marshall type sound, very versatile! You can play blues, to rock, to metal (the 80's stuff/ the good kind), I guess if you wanted to, you could play modern stuff but why waste your time on something like that! :D
Not muddy at all! Very defined on all the strings. Has a switch that goes from the Ultra mod which is the low gain, crunchy, marshally sound. to the Seeing eye mod, the hi-gain tube marshall sound. Pretty much as close you can get to a jcm 800 in a box.

Cons- hmmm....uhhh....well, they didn't give it to me for free, does that count?! I seriously cant say anything bad! Yes i know sounds stupid and full of hype, but i seriously cannot pick out one bad thing i dislike about the pedal!


This pedal is one of the best i've ever had! Robert keeley builds the best effects in the business, not to mention his customer service! Ive spoken to him personally 2 on the phone! great guy.
This exact pedal is used by the likes of STEVE VAI, SATCH, need i say more?... overall, just awesome! If your in the market for a great distortion, buy it!
I am Comfortably Numb... :D

Oh yeah...STICK IT TO THE MAN!

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Robert Keeley modded ds-1 ultra/seeing eye mod.


Price- $140 (US).

Pros- Large Marshall type sound, very versatile! You can play blues, to rock, to metal (the 80's stuff/ the good kind), I guess if you wanted to, you could play modern stuff but why waste your time on something like that! :D
Not muddy at all! Very defined on all the strings. Has a switch that goes from the Ultra mod which is the low gain, crunchy, marshally sound. to the Seeing eye mod, the hi-gain tube marshall sound. Pretty much as close you can get to a jcm 800 in a box.

Cons- hmmm....uhhh....well, they didn't give it to me for free, does that count?! I seriously cant say anything bad! Yes i know sounds stupid and full of hype, but i seriously cannot pick out one bad thing i dislike about the pedal!


This pedal is one of the best i've ever had! Robert keeley builds the best effects in the business, not to mention his customer service! Ive spoken to him personally 2 on the phone! great guy.
This exact pedal is used by the likes of STEVE VAI, SATCH, need i say more?... overall, just awesome! If your in the market for a great distortion, buy it!
I am Comfortably Numb... :D

Oh yeah...STICK IT TO THE MAN!

Blues_Man

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Joined: 07/08/05

Posts: 600

What? No keeley fans out there?!
I am Comfortably Numb... :D

Oh yeah...STICK IT TO THE MAN!

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What? No keeley fans out there?!
I am Comfortably Numb... :D

Oh yeah...STICK IT TO THE MAN!

Akira

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Joined: 02/01/04

Posts: 6370

I have the Keeley DS-1.

It is awesome!

And the tone knob actually does something! Lots of sounds are achievable through this thing, from a light bluesy crunch, to high gain metal.

Very very very good pedal, well worth the money, and the customer service is great, even in the U.K.

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I have the Keeley DS-1.

It is awesome!

And the tone knob actually does something! Lots of sounds are achievable through this thing, from a light bluesy crunch, to high gain metal.

Very very very good pedal, well worth the money, and the customer service is great, even in the U.K.

Here are some pics to add to the review:



You can now find me >here

alucard0941

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Joined: 01/05/04

Posts: 1472

By any chance, does this pedal make the tone sound more solid state-ish by high gain. I know its a distortion pedal, but I'm wondering if it provides a whole new specturm of tones and not just raw distortion.

Im asking cause im planning to shell some cash for gear soon.
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By any chance, does this pedal make the tone sound more solid state-ish by high gain. I know its a distortion pedal, but I'm wondering if it provides a whole new specturm of tones and not just raw distortion.

Im asking cause im planning to shell some cash for gear soon.
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Blues_Man

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My setup is Fender Stratocaster> Crybaby Classic wah> RK Mod Ts-9 mod plus> RK Mod Ds-1> '65 Fender Super Reverb. This is my dream setup! I use the Ts-9 with the gain at 9' oclock and the volume all the way up(only when i have the ds-1 on). I use it as a boost to give my single coil strat some huge humbucker bite to it. Run the ds-1 on the ultra mode with gain all the way up. Man, I can get some serious heavy tones. Great for shredding too. Though, you better not be sloppy because you can hear every single note you play, cuz there's no mud whatso ever to coverup you tone! I love it!
I am Comfortably Numb... :D

Oh yeah...STICK IT TO THE MAN!

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My setup is Fender Stratocaster> Crybaby Classic wah> RK Mod Ts-9 mod plus> RK Mod Ds-1> '65 Fender Super Reverb. This is my dream setup! I use the Ts-9 with the gain at 9' oclock and the volume all the way up(only when i have the ds-1 on). I use it as a boost to give my single coil strat some huge humbucker bite to it. Run the ds-1 on the ultra mode with gain all the way up. Man, I can get some serious heavy tones. Great for shredding too. Though, you better not be sloppy because you can hear every single note you play, cuz there's no mud whatso ever to coverup you tone! I love it!
I am Comfortably Numb... :D

Oh yeah...STICK IT TO THE MAN!

rightturnonly

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Joined: 02/03/06

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Bought a Fender Delux 60 & 4x10. I wish I had tried out the Fender Tweed 59" reissue first. Would Like to have them both. :)

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Bought a Fender Delux 60 & 4x10. I wish I had tried out the Fender Tweed 59" reissue first. Would Like to have them both. :)

Blues_Man

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Posts: 600

Originally Posted by: alucard0941
By any chance, does this pedal make the tone sound more solid state-ish by high gain. I know its a distortion pedal, but I'm wondering if it provides a whole new specturm of tones and not just raw distortion.

Im asking cause im planning to shell some cash for gear soon.



Not really. It sounds VERY tube like! I'm serious when it sounds Like a Marshall Jcm 800 in a box. In the first mode you get your average Crunchy distortion, and in the Second mode is tube high gain. I love it.
I am Comfortably Numb... :D

Oh yeah...STICK IT TO THE MAN!

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Originally Posted by: alucard0941
By any chance, does this pedal make the tone sound more solid state-ish by high gain. I know its a distortion pedal, but I'm wondering if it provides a whole new specturm of tones and not just raw distortion.

Im asking cause im planning to shell some cash for gear soon.



Not really. It sounds VERY tube like! I'm serious when it sounds Like a Marshall Jcm 800 in a box. In the first mode you get your average Crunchy distortion, and in the Second mode is tube high gain. I love it.
I am Comfortably Numb... :D

Oh yeah...STICK IT TO THE MAN!