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  • Keeley Compressor: 2 or 4 knobs?

    Just wondering what the consensus best version is. Is the two knob version good enough or would a 4 knob be better? Logically more = better but I'm just wondering if it's the same thing in this case.

    Also, do I really need a 4 knob compressor? All my guitars are humbucker-equipped but I am not currently recording in a studio. Would a 2 knob in any case be just as good for in a studio situation, assuming I only use a guitar with the pedal?

    Thanks in advance!
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  • #2
    To answer one of your questions the two knob compressor has two internal trimpots so it's exactly the same as the 4-knob
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    Originally Posted by freeridstylee


    Just fyi, 85% of this forum isn't helpful. For the future.

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    • #3
      if your only going to use it on guitar and guitar alone get the 2 knob. if you have other uses or instruments in mind go 4 knob. it's a great compressor i really like it. that being said the Mad Professor Forest Green Compressor just kicked the Keeley off my main guitar board. the sustain feature on it is amazing and the compressor is great as well. not sure what your price point is but either compressor will serve you well
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      • #4
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        Guitars: Martin HD-28 - Fender '72 Telecaster Thinline - Gibson Les Paul Standard - 1960 Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop Standard VOS - Yamaha AES620
        Amps: Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier 3 Channels - Fender Hot Rod DeVille 410
        Effects: Line 6 DL4 -> Boss DD-6 -> Boss RV-5 -> Keeley Modded Ibanez TS9 -> Keeley Modded ProCo RAT -> Fulltone OCD -> Peterson Strobostomp -> Dunlop Slash Wah -> Ernie Ball 6166 Volume Pedal

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        • #5
          if your only going to use it on guitar and guitar alone get the 2 knob. if you have other uses or instruments in mind go 4 knob. it's a great compressor i really like it. that being said the Mad Professor Forest Green Compressor just kicked the Keeley off my main guitar board. the sustain feature on it is amazing and the compressor is great as well. not sure what your price point is but either compressor will serve you well


          This... If you are only going to use ONE guitar with your pedal you should be able to set the attack and clipping properly by opening the pedal and changing their settings with a screw driver. These 2 settings are both set to completely off (the default) when they come from the factory.

          http://www.robertkeeley.com/manuals/keeley_compressor.pdf

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