Keeley Monterey (Rotary, Fuzz, Octave) *Free Shipping in the USA*

Keeley Monterey (Rotary, Fuzz, Octave) *Free Shipping in the USA*

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The Monterey - Every Classic Hendrix Effect in One Beautiful Package!

the Keeley Monterey you take one step back in time and two steps
forward. The Monterey is a surrealistic envelope of neo-vintage
effects. It combines classic sounds with new interpretations to create a
modern timbre and audio spectrum for guitarists.

The Keeley
Monterey Rotary Fuzz Vibe has a vintage fuzz, rotary speaker, vibe,
harmonic and auto wah, an octave up or octave down, as well an
expression control to allow you to create a rich array of new and newer

There are two channels on the Monterey Rotary Fuzz Vibe, and these can be configured to give you five different sounds.

right stomp switch activates the fuzz channel. The fuzz channel has
been designed to give you a rich, full, classic two-transistor fuzz
sound that is accurate yet has a touch of smoothness added. It is very
responsive and dynamic. It plays well in any position on a Strat or Les
Paul style guitar. At the heart of the fuzz are vintage Fairchild
Semiconductor transistors. These moderate gain transistors offer the
perfect fuzz tone and do not have the temperamental temperature related
problems that germanium devices exhibit, while still giving you
incredible tone.

The modulation channel is where the fun really
starts. The Monterey Rotary Fuzz Vibe offers an Octave effect with both
the Vibe and Wah sounds. With those two sounds you can either have
Octave Up, Octave Down, or No Octave.

In the Center Position of
the Octave Control you have NO octave up or down. If you turn the
Octave Control up (or clockwise), you have an increasing octave up
sound. As you turn the Octave Control down, you have an increasing
amount of octave down sound added. Again, if you do not want an octave
effect added, simply set the Octave Control to the center position.

Monterey Rotary Fuzz Vibe features a very rich and deep vibe sound.
The “Kool Vibe” setting is perfect for getting complex phaser-like
sounds. It combines phasing and tremolo at key frequencies to give you
incredible depth and rhythm. Not only does it match the frequency
response of a vibe, it simulates the unique pulsing of a photo-cell
based effect. You can add the Octave to the “Kool Vibe” for an amazing
doubling effect or for an incredibly deep synth bass type sound.

“Les Rotary” sound in the Monterey Fuzz Vibe is both very accurate and
surprisingly new sounding. Like the original cabinet, this simulation
joins both the lower drum and the upper horn into a rich, dimensional
effect that generates an unmistakable chorus and tremolo soundscape.
Not only is the cabinet itself simulated with very short reverberated
reflections that offer a doubling effect, the Doppler Effect provides a
soothing chorused sound that is clean and ethereal. The Octave Control
in the Rotary cabinet simulation controls the volume of the horn or
tweeter sounds. It does not produce an octave effect here. This allows
you to get a very chorus-like effect with ample high-end detail when
simulating a “Les Rotary” style cabinet. Set the Rate OFF for no
rotation, turn the Fuzz on, and the Depth and Octave controls give you a
wonderful speaker cabinet simulation. It’s fuzz with tonal control
like you’ve never had before! Perfect for matching any size of power
amp with the pedal’s fuzz to give you anything from dark overdrive to
hard, edgy, squared fuzz!

The “Harmonic Wah” section combines
several more new sounds from Keeley in the Monterey Rotary Fuzz Vibe.
It is a fixed or cocked wah sound, an auto wah, a harmonic/tremolo wah,
and even a regular foot-controlled wah when you add an expression pedal.
With the Depth Control turned all of the way down/off you are in the
Wah Mode. The Wah Mode gives you control over the frequency you boost
by adjusting the Rate Control. If you have an expression pedal
connected, it becomes a regular Wah Pedal. Turn the Depth control up a
slight amount and the Monterey becomes an Auto Wah. In the Auto Wah
mode, your pick attack and strength creates an envelope filter sound.
After the noon/center position on the Depth Control, you have the new
Harmonic Wah. It is like the harmonic tremolo on a brown face amp, but
the frequencies are centered around a wah pedal instead. It’s ideal for
players who like the rhythmic back-and-forth rocking sound of a wah

Add any expression pedal controller to the EXP input on
the back and you have control over the Rate of the “Les Rotary” and
“Kool Vibe” settings. In the “Harmonic Wah” setting, it controls the

Want more sounds? Well OK, turn the unit over and
take the bottom off. There is a tiny DIP Switch that allows you to
change the order of the Fuzz and Modulation effects! Yes, you can get
some crazy noise by putting fuzz after modulation effects, but it works!
And works well at giving you insane tones that are thick and full.
Let your ears gaze at the strangeness. Alien amplitudes of gain and
fuzz. Endlessly creative.

The Monterey does not come with an
expression pedal, as many players already have one they can use. We do
offer the M-Audio expression pedal. It works well and is very
reasonable. The Monterey is not battery powered. You will need a
standard 9V 100mA supply, negative tip.