In case you didn’t know, Robert Keeley is the Godfather of the boutique pedal world. It’s definitively true to say Keeley are no longer a boutique company BUT for many many MANY guitarists Robert was their very first introduction into the world of “Oh yeah that’s a great pedal, send it to me and I’ll make it even better”. The term “Keeley moded” is now a common phrase across the globe, and has encouraged a huge number of builders to have a go themselves which directly lead to the massive pedal boom we live in today.
If you regularly improve others’ pedals, it’s good sense to start producing versions of them with the upgrades in place. From there it’s a short step to start producing a range of pedals. From here the Keeley 2 & 4 knob compressors were born and were the finishing touch in solidifying Keeley’s place on the Mount Olympus of the gear world.
The Compressor Plus succeeded the 2 & 4 knob compressors and went on to become the single most popular compressor ever sold, in excess of 80,000 units have been made also making it Keeley’s most successful pedal ever. Then this, the Bassist Compressor came to life for all the Bass players out there.
But … Why? Well, it’s pretty simple really and that’s the key, simplicity! Keeley made a compressor which gives you studio quality compression and made it incredibly simple to dial in. The tricky work has been done, leaving enough control to personalise our tone. This could have gone horribly wrong. However the team over at Keeley have great experience and great ears so instead, it worked out just fine!
|Jacks mounted on||Sides|
|Weight (in kg)||0.40|
|Width (in cm)||6.8|
|Height (in cm)||5.1|
|Depth (in cm)||11.2|