Introducing the Red Dirt Overdrive by Keeley Electronics. The Red Dirt is the culmination of a decade's work in finding the ideal tube-style overdrive that can work with any rig. The winning combination in this pedal came in part from Keeley's famous Tube Screamer Modifications and resulted in buttery low end, dense throaty midrange and nearly endless high end sustain. Your guitar will thank you for pairing up with the Red Dirt Overdrive.
Test Gear: G&L Fallout with Emerson Custom Wiring kit and David Allen P-51 Bridge Pickup through a Fender Vibrolux Reissue
The Red Dirt Overdrive by Robert Keeley is a simple beast, but when it ain't broke, don't fix it. Three controls: Drive, Tone and Level with a Hi-Low mini toggle switch. The Layout should remind you of a famous slime green pedal we all know and love, but once you hear the Red Dirt you won't look back. In fact Keeley's final draft of the Red Dirt was inspired by his world famous tube screamer modifications.
The tone of the Red Dirt is sublime. The low end is rich and almost fuzz-like and with a bridge pickup it bristles with content. The midrange is why you'll want this pedal, and it lends substantial heft to your tone without it obscuring the details or sounding stuffy. The high end is where you get your sweet sustain and sparkling harmonics. You'll cut through any mix, but there is nothing harsh about it.
The Hi-Low switch is there if you want to cut the bass a bit and kick up the punch. This setting sounds great on a warm pickup like the Fallout P-90. With a high octane pickup you can send your sustain over the edge, draw some killer feedback or just add some bite to your bark.
Robert Keeley totally gets what guitar players want, and executes with precision. If you need a tube-style overdrive that will make your entire rig sound better and in a pretty red box smaller than your cell phone, go with the Red Dirt.
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