Keeley Germanium Monterey Special Fuzz/Vibe/Rotary/Wah Pedal


With the Keeley Germanium Monterey Special you take one step back in time and two steps forward.  The Monterey is a surrealistic envelope of neo-vintage effects.  It combines classic sounds with new interpretations to create a modern timbre and audio spectrum for guitarists.

There are two channels on the Monterey Rotary Fuzz Vibe, and these can be configured to give you five different sounds.

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.  It is very responsive and dynamic.  It plays well in any position on a Strat or Les Paul style guitar.  At the heart of the fuzz are vintage Fairchild Semiconductor transistors.  These moderate gain transistors offer the perfect fuzz tone and do not have the temperamental temperature related problems that germanium devices exhibit, while still giving you incredible tone.

The modulation channel is where the fun really starts.  The Germanium Monterey Special offers an Octave effect with both the Vibe and Wah sounds.  With those two sounds you can either have Octave Up, Octave Down, or No Octave.

In the Centre Position of the Octave Control you have NO octave up or down.  If you turn the Octave Control up (or clockwise), you have an increasing octave up sound.  As you turn the Octave Control down, you have an increasing amount of octave down sound added.  Again, if you do not want an octave effect added, simply set the Octave Control to the centre position.