Keeley DS-9 Distortion Pedal

Keeley DS-9 Distortion Pedal

Keeley DS-9 Distortion Pedal

Keeley DS-9 Distortion Pedal

Keeley DS-9 Distortion Pedal

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Product Highlights

  • Select Between Two Classic Distortions
  • SD Mode - Maxon SD-9 Style Tones
  • DS Mode - BOSS DS-1 Style Tones
  • Dist, Cutoff, Tone, and Level Controls
  • Cutoff Control Tailors Low Frequencies
  • Handmade in the USA
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Keeley DS-9 Distortion overview

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Can't decide between an SD or DS pedal? Why not have both with Robert Keeley's own DS-9 Distortion Pedal. Both sonic styles offered by this pedal became popular in the '80s, creating tones that defined a generation of axe-slingers such as Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, both of whom had their classic pedals modified by Robert Keeley. The SD side of the pedal, based off the Maxon SD-9 pedal, is notorious for its low-end response. Keeley added a cutoff knob so you can tailor that low-end response to add articulation. Switch to the DS side and you'll be greeted with iconic BOSS DS-1 distortion. Like the SD side, the DS side also benefits from the cutoff control, enabling further shaping of the bass frequencies.


SD/DS Switch: SD mode selects routs your signal through a distortion circuit reminiscent of a Maxon SD-9, while the DS mode evokes distortion sounds similar to the classic BOSS DS-1
Dist: Turning clockwise adds more gain and saturation for thicker tones
Cutoff: Adjusts the high-pass filter, in SD mode turning to the right trims low-end frequencies to remove any excess boom, in the DS mode turning to the left introduces a bass boost
Tone: Turn right for brighter sounds, left for darker sounds
Level: Controls the final output level of the pedal
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Keeley DS-9 Distortion Pedal
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    Keeley DS-9 Distortion specs

    Input 1 x 1/4" instrument TS
    Output 1 x 1/4" instrument TS
    Power Supply 9 VDC:
    9 V battery
    9 V power supply (center negative)
    Power Draw 15 mA

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