Where would you put a Keeley Dark Side on your board?

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  1. CaineIsCarter

    CaineIsCarter Tele-Meister

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    Hi folks

    The Dark Side isn’t here yet so I can’t play around for a little while, but I plan to put it after the Wah, which is first, but before the ODs and delay. Sound right to you?

    cheers
     
  2. schenkadere

    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    Good luck with that pedal. It’s very interesting and sounds amazing in the demos but I can’t see it very practical live with so much necessary clicking and dialing. If you have a base setting, cool. It’s not programmable right? For home bedroom use it looks like a blast!
     
  3. Lawdawg

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    I would probably start with it after the ODs if you're planning to use it as a Delay/Modulation pedal. Delay/modulation into overdrive can sound cool but gets messy fast. Of course, the usual caveat with pedal placement always applies which is to stick the pedal wherever you think it sounds the best!
     
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    On the dark side of the board.


    YMMV
     
  5. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    +1, obviously it goes on the dark side.

    FWIW I'm about to rewire my board with an A/B loop pedal in the middle so half the pedals will be in one loop and half will be in the other.
    Obviously so I can have whatever on and off on one side and only stomp once to get a darkside thing happening.

    The Dark Side deserves it's own loop.
    And it might be best on a tabletop so you can reach it, or maybe your sound guy can tweak it.

    Or get two so you can set them different?
     
  6. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Seriously though, a legit question!

    I have all those pedal functions but in individual boxes.
    I find them hard to decide on organization, and sometimes I go months without having any interest in some of them.
    Neat to have a combo if you don't want them all individually.

     
  7. Texicaster

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    I see this comment A LOT! but name one pedal you set and never touch? The ALL have dials for tuning for different purposes.

    It's essentially 4 pedals and you get to pick two at a time....

    That said I'm still playing with mine position wise....

    My favorite demo!

     
  8. Crawldaddy

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    This is a weird pedal in that it kind of seems to be in a world all of its own. I kind of wish R. Keeley had given it extra jacks such that you could place stuff between the fuzz and the modulation.

    That said, if you really like the pedal, I would recommend building stuff around it.

    In my mind:

    tuner > compressor > overdrive > Dark Side > volume boost > reverb
     
  9. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I read on the Keeley website that it does have extra jacks to insert another effect, as well as expression pedal input.
    Have to look again though to be certain.
    The Muff is an op amp version though and he sort of skirts around what it is.
     
  10. Obsessed

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    I think @telemnemonics idea of having it on a separate loop seems like the way to go. You could preset it for a song in a set that way. Looks like a very fun pedal, but it really is four pedals in one.
     
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  11. Lies&Distortion

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    I have a Keeley Bubble Trying that is a little like that. It has a 3 mode switch on top and an internal switch that changes it to 3 other modes. Drives me crazy, I like one mode from one setting and two from the other. Wish the bank A-B switch was outside.
     
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