Saving my pennies: Keeley Aria Compressor Drive

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by lefty73, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. lefty73

    lefty73 Tele-Afflicted

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    $199 USD for a Keeley comp and Keeley Red Dirt overdrive combo, with a LOT of sweet features, including the ability to swap the order and use TRS insert cables to split the pedal into two effects, allowing you to put effect(s) between each side. Pretty cool...

    https://robertkeeley.com/Aria+Compressor+Overdrive

    Mike Hermans has a video demo of this pedal up on YouTube, it's pretty sick (as usual with him). Be careful: if you weren't GASing for a pedal before his demo might make you "sick". :)
     
  2. Whoa Tele

    Whoa Tele Friend of Leo's

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    Pedal looks great but I think I'd rather have the tone workstation and get the 62 and Katana as well. I wonder how the Red Dirt and Comp differ from the Work Station.
     
  3. gitold

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    I’ve been looking at this but I already have too many comps and overdrives. Looks like a nifty unit for sure.
     
  4. 4pickupguy

    4pickupguy Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Awe man, for a minute, I thought Keeley was introducing an Air Compressor...
     
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    This is totally unfair.! I just got 3 new pedals in the past 3 months...
     
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    The perfect color for @RetroTeleRod. He will have a hard time resisting.:lol:
     
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    Dammit...
     
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    Yep. But... it's amazing how being broke has helped my will power. :lol:
     
  9. Middleman

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    Picked up the Keeley Compressor Plus. Can't imagine needing anything else.
     
  10. czech-one-2

    czech-one-2 Friend of Leo's

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    Got a great deal on a used Aria. At first the comp + side was kind of disappointing as I prefer a real fast attack. Flipped the internal switch from single to humbucker and there it is! I wish the low gain mode was more transparent, but the high gain mode with the gain down sounds great. Both sides are quiet and have alot of available boost. I bought it thinking I would flip it for a profit but its on the board, taking over for my Boss LM-2 and Mini Tube screamer. :)
     
  11. czech-one-2

    czech-one-2 Friend of Leo's

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    double clicked.......
     
  12. rze99

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    Hi how low can you set the gain? can you have it barely there to just kick in a bit of grit on top of a nearly breaking up tube amp? thank you
     
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    Can it be that much better than my Rt 66? Maybe. I like this combo.
     
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    Oh man why have you showed me this? I need it now
     
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