Introducing the Keeley Electronics Monterey Rotary Fuzz Vibe workstation, a perfect blend of vintage and modern effects that is designed to give guitarists an array of new and newer sounds. With two channels that can be configured to give you five different sounds, the Keeley Monterey combines classic sounds with new interpretations to create a modern timbre and audio spectrum for guitarists.
The 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. At the heart of the fuzz are vintage Fairchild Semiconductor transistors that offer the perfect fuzz tone while still giving you incredible tone.
The Monterey Rotary Fuzz Vibe features a very rich and deep vibe sound. The “Kool Vibe” setting is perfect for getting complex phaser-like sounds, while the “Les Rotary” sound 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.
The “Harmonic Wah” section combines several 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, giving 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.
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 frequencies. You can also change the order of the Fuzz and Modulation effects using the DIP Switch at the bottom of the pedal, allowing you to get some crazy noise by putting fuzz after modulation effects. With 12 different graphic designs to choose from, the Keeley Monterey Rotary Fuzz Vibe workstation is perfect for any guitar enthusiast looking to add new and unique sounds to their music.
The Keeley Monterey requires a standard 9V 100mA supply with negative tip.
Watch the videos from Keeley Electronics and Andy Martin on the ProGuitarShopDemos YouTube channel reviewing the Keeley Monterey.