Keeley Compressor Plus Pedal


92 out of 100. Incorporating 1050+ ratings and reviews.

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Keeley Compressor Plus Pedal

Gearank Recommendation

The Compressor Plus appeared on our recommended list for Guitar Compressor Pedals from May 2020 until February 2021 when it was out-ranked by other compressors.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now options with higher ratings in our guide to The Best Guitar Compressor Pedals.

Rating Source Highlights

Website Source *Rating Value Richard Purvis 90/100
Premier Guitar Joe Gore 85/100
*Displayed values are prior to the Gearank Algorithm's adjustments it makes when evaluating the source.


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.

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.


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


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