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Keeley Electronics Launches Mk3 Driver – Andy Timmons Full Range Overdrive

Last year, Keeley Electronics teamed up with iconic guitarist Andy Timmons for their third collaboration. Now, after its successful debut, the acclaimed drive pedal is relaunching as the Mk3 Driver for all future production, solidifying its legacy in celebration of this fantastic partnership.

Providing the ultimate expression of the clean/slightly broken-up tone Andy has been going for over the last several years, Robert Keeley and his team have again outdone themselves with making this incredible range of guitar tones available for the masses.

The Keeley Mk3 Driver is available from Audio Distribution Group now!

Your eyes are not deceiving you! This incredible overdrive used to go by another playful bard-esque name.

The new Mk3 Driver-Andy Timmons Full Range Overdrive is an overdrive workstation that allows you to orchestrate everything from a clean boost to a treble supercharger, a chimey tube-amp overdrive to a square-wave, germanium fuzz generator and more. The Mk3Driver combines a three-control blues driver circuit with two switches for the voicing of Drive and Tone characteristics.

Robert and Andy developed these switches to giveplayers a broad range of drive tones. The Drive toggle engages two germanium diodes for asmoother, slightly compressed drive. Switch to Andy’s clipping style for a brighter and morearticulate attack. Every part of the circuit has been optimized for tone and the demanding needsof a recording and touring artist such as Andy Timmons. Simply addingthe Mk3Driver to yourpedalboard will make your rig sound better. This professional grade overdrive can be switchedbetween true-bypass and buffered bypass at any time.

Main Features:

•Overdrive Effects Pedal

•Classic blues driver circuit with decades of Keeley mod experience

•Germanium based overdrive crafted with Andy Timmons’ direction

•Combines JFET saturation, diode clipping, and op-amp clipping for a harmonically rich tone

•Provides slightly broken up/clean tones and amp-like overdrive

•9 to 18 Volt operation for huge dynamic range and headroom

•Tone Switch

◦AT: cuts lows for clarity

◦RK: boosts low-end for power

•Drive Switch

◦AT: asymmetrical LED and silicon diode clipping

◦RK: dual germanium diodes – softer, smoother feel with almost fuzzy characteristics

•Selectable Buffered/True Bypass Switching – Change instantly and on-the-fly depending on your rig’s needs

•Made in Edmond, USA

•Powered by a regular 9-18V DC PSU (centre -, 2,1 mm, ~27 mA current draw)

The Mk3 Driver gives you two tone control circuits to choose from. When the Tone Switch is up and in the AT Position the tone control features Andy’s preferred voicing and low-end response. Each note in a chord is clear and articulate. If the Tone Switch is down and in the RK Position that features the legendary Phat Boost providing more low-end frequency response, perfect for pushing up vintage or single coil pickups.

Buffered or True Bypass

These pedals feature our industry leading buffer for noise-free switching. We have developed a buffer which not only makes your rig sound better, it gives you silent switching with no tone loss. Switch between true-bypass and buffered on the fly. Simply press and hold the foot switch for two seconds and the pedal will switch between true-bypass and buffered bypass! You decide what works best in your rig.

Made in the USA

We design, engineer, and manufacture the Keeley Electronics Angry Orange, Blues Disorder and Super Rodent in Oklahoma City.  Everything about the 4-in-1 Series is geared towards the professional musician and their quest for an inspiring tone when performance demands it. From the meticulously built circuit boards to the newly fabricated aluminum enclosure; we make guitar effect pedals like finely crafted musical instruments.

GBP ERP: £ 209

Available: Now

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