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Dirt and ambience form the foundation for many of our all-time favorite guitar tones. The Robert Keeley DDR stacks two flavors of three iconic effects — two overdrive colors and your choice of two reverbs or two delays — into a single box with tons of cool features under (outside, actually) the hood. Whether you're after a multi-tasker for an open spot on your board or a streamlined single-pedal gigging solution, the Keeley DDR can scratch that itch. British chime to hard-clipped tube saturation, vintage spring to modern plate reverb, even a BBD-type delay to a repeat-perfect digital — it's all here in the DDR. External toggles for true bypass or tails-intact switching and an insert for placing additional FX between the drive and ambience stages add major replay value to the well-priced Keeley DDR.
The clipping circuitry inside the DDR, which Robert describes as a modded 1962 with a Katana boost on top, incorporates two mainstays of the Keeley lineup. The A drive is bright, chimey, and full of British character, useful for chordal crunch to bluesy leads. The B drive is Keeley's spin on a classic TS circuit, generating dark, rich saturation with really nice harmonic content. Either voice is accessible with the flip of a switch.
Once you've dialed in your drive tones, adding atmosphere is quick and easy with the Keeley's switchable reverb/delay channel. Each option gives you two choices of effects:
An external toggle transforms the DDR's 1/4" ins and outs into TRS jacks, allowing you to insert additional stomps between its overdrive and wet channels. In a pedalboard setting, this makes the DDR almost as versatile as having two separate pedals, with huge savings to pedal real estate.
Here at Third Rock we love our true bypass stomps. But if you're the sort of player who wants to lets your reverb tails and repeats linger after you switch off the pedal, an external Trails switch on the Keeley DDR has you covered.