Keeley Compressor Plus Pedal

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92 out of 100. Incorporating 650+ ratings and reviews.

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$129
Keeley Compressor Plus Pedal

Keeley Electronics is a company widely known for the quality of the pedals that they're putting out. And the Compressor Plus is a great example, with its premium build quality and tone, combined with player friendly controls.

It boasts hand-matched transistors to less than 1% tolerance, and uses quality metal film resistors and capacitors.

The blend knob lets you mix your dry signal with the compressed signal, which can be useful for adding back dynamics as you see fit.

The pedal can also be quickly tweaked via a switch to be compatible with single coil and humbucker pickups, a very useful feature that makes this pedal easier to integrate into rigs.

Other controls include level, sustain and attack, all of which are straightforward.

Features

  • JFET compression
  • Parameters: Sustain, Level, Blend, Tone, Pickup Type Switch
  • True Bypass
  • 9-Volt Battery or AC Adapter

Pros

Most users of this pedal agree that sound quality is top notch, often described as detailed and clean. Versatility is another one of its strengths, reportedly working with various single-coil and humbucker equipped guitars from Fender, PRS, Gibson and more. It is also often commended for its overall build quality.

Cons

Being clean sounding can be a detriment for those looking for more power and sustain from their compressor pedal.

Overall

If you're looking for an affordable yet good quality compressor that'll easily adapt to your rig, then the versatility of the Keeley Compressor Plus will be a great match especially for those with multiple guitars.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Guitar Compressor Pedals.

About the Author

Alexander BrionesAlexander Briones

He's written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at his local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.

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