Keeley Electronics Bassist Compressor

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Keeley Electronics Bassist Compressor

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Best bass compressor pedal I've ever used!  (By ad9000)
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Even though my intention with this pedal was to kick it in occasionally for peak limiting, I've been leaving it on all the time since it sounds so good. Apart from the compression, which is very musical, it does something subtly magical to the signal - I really miss it when it's not on! Plus, typically for Keeley pedals it's built very solidly. The price might be a bit high vs. garden variety pedals, but it's well worth it. (Posted on 10/11/15)
Perfect Rack effect quality from a well made pedal  (By Robert)
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I am from Oklahoma so I'm partial to Robert Keely's pedals I was searching for a bass specific compressor pedal that didn't take rocket science to understand and dial in the sound I wanted. All the Keeley pedals are built like tanks and have the utmost care going into their sound by fellow musicians/tech guru's in Robert's stable of workers. (Posted on 9/23/15)
A must-have for bassists of all styles  (By Thor)
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If you are a bass player, or laying down some serious bass tracks, this is the pedal for you.

I play alot of styles, from RnB to heavy metal, and I am always depending on delivering solid bass lines that are played even. This pedal will help you to achieve just that.

The compression effect does not boost any noise and it, sure as hell, does not produce any noise at all. The compression effect is reminiscent to that of a DBX 160. Very punchy and it helps the bass to sit, and fit, within the mix. The pedal can do anything from very light compression, to even out your playing and letting your transients through, to very heavy compression, if you want your attack to come through to get a more aggressive sound. So this is not a one-trick pony.

Another thing that is worth mentioning is that the Bassist does not remove any bass frequencies at all. It is surprisingly transparent. On another side, the pedal is also amazing on synth basses.

Robert Keeley and his crew over at Keeley Electronics have done it again, and don't be fooled: it works for guitar as well, but if you're looking for a guitar compressor you would be better off looking on the GC-2 or Compressor Pro. - The reason being that the Bassist is better suited for signals with lower frequencies, such as bass guitars and synth basses.

For $199 - this is a good investment for any bass player of any style, whether it is in the studio or live on a stage. And with the customer service you're getting from Pro Guitar Shop; you can buy with confidence! (Posted on 6/1/15)

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Keeley Electronics Bassist Compressor

While compressors have a long storied history in the pedalsphere, anyone that's played through a real studio compressor will sing it's praises over the lowly stompbox every time. Often times, pedals simply can't accommodate the scads of components needed for a proper studio piece. Thus, a schism exists between the studio and pedal compressor.

Luckily, Robert Keeley, electronic sorcerer is on the case, and his latest offering bridges the gap between these two worlds in stunning fashion.

The new Keeley Bassist is a great solution for all you bass players out there. Though bass players typically don't use too many effects, a good compressor is a general necessity. A good one will tame highs and flatten out the lows for a smooth, liquid sustain that irons out the rhythm section's wrinkles in a hurry.

For starters, the heart of the Limiting Amplifier is the THAT 4320, an ultra high-fidelity integrated circuit that helps give the Bassist a bandwidth of 20kHz. This means that no audible frequencies will be omitted. What does this mean for you? THE MOST transparent compression in pedal format, period.

A big knock on the pedal compressor is the noise level. Many of them are quite noisy and finicky. Even compressors that are advertised as low-noise are still a little noisy with the levels cranked. We are happy to report that the Keeley Bassist is exceptionally quiet. Much like a studio compressor that goes to great lengths in noise filtering, so too does the Keeley.

It's only fitting that the next step of pedal compressors is brought to is by Keeley, whose name is synonymous with the effect.

The Keeley Bassist is hand-made in Oklahoma, and accepts a standard 9v center-negative Boss-style power supply. It's isolated power supply ready!


warranty

  • Buy with confidence.
  • Hassle-free warranty replacement.
  • Fast turnaround.
  • We kick them, stomp on them, toss them and play them hard. They can take it. But on occassion a pedal may break down on us. PGS offers a One-Year Platinum Replacement Warranty that covers all new pedals purchased with us from manufacturer defects. Any manufacturer's defect in your pedal within one year of purchase will result in the replacement of that pedal free of charge. Units returned defective due to user error or incorrect powering resulting in a non-functioning pedal are not covered under our replacement policy.  In this case please contact the manufacturer for repair.

    Please contact us for more details on this policy or if you would like to use this policy on an item your purchase with us in the last year. (503) 670-4949.

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    Every shipment is packed with care by our staff, as if it were our own. When you place an order with Pro Guitar Shop your shipment will be fully insured and secure so your items will arrive to you safely as well as quickly.  

    Backorders - Products that are not available to ship at the time of the order may be available for backorder.  You will be notified if an item is on backorder with the item is in your car. Once the item arrives it will ship. if your order contains both in stock and back ordered items, the entire shipment may be held. In some cases the available item will ship immediately depending on the estimated time of arrival for the backordered item. All international orders with backorders items with be held until all the items will be available for shipment. Please contact us by phone or email for your order's status. 

    Domestic Shipping

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    UPS Ground shipping time depends on location and is up to 5 business days. To get time estimates prior to making an order check UPS.com. All UPS shipments will have a signature requirement unless requested otherwise. An automated email with tracking will be sent once the tracking number is assigned on the day of shipment.

    All shipping estimates for USPS and UPS are from the time of pickup and do not take into account order processing time. To request a shipment without a signature requirement please email or call us at (503) 670-4949.

    International Shipping

    At Pro Guitar Shop our international customers are very important to us. Not only do we pack our shipments securely in a box to withstand the long journey around the world, we will work with you from start to finish to ensure your shipment arrives safely and to your satisfaction. All shipments are fully insured in case of loss or damage. 

    All International orders shipping with USPS Priority Mail International will ship in a box with Priority tracking, designated with a CJ number. Orders shipping internationally with USPS Priority Mail Express are shipped in a box with Express tracking, designated with an EC number. Customs processing time varies greatly depending on the country and are not included in USPS shipping time estimates. An automated email with tracking details will be sent once the order is processed on the day of shipment. 

    USPS First Class International - If you order is 4 lbs. or less and small enough in size, it may qualify for First Class International shipping. This is our most inexpensive option and can save money. However, it can take 21 days or longer to arrive and tracking is not as accurate or updated as often as USPS Priority or Express. There is no guaranteed delivery date. Please keep this in mind when ordering. Once it is shipped we cannot do anything for the shipment to find it's location or time of arrival. 

    UPS Worldwide shipments will show a expected arrival date at checkout. Canadian Customs please be aware there will be a brokerage fee when using UPS, as well as normal customs charges. The buyer is responsible for both customs charges and brokerage fees for all orders.

    International shipments are subject to import taxes by the destination country upon receipt. All payment for import taxes on international shipments are the sole responsibility of the buyer. Orders that come back to PGS as not claimed or refused by the customer will receive a refund for the product. Shipping will not be refunded. Please watch tracking on your shipments to be aware of customs processing and delivery. 

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    All equipment sold is United States power specifications and may need additional modifications or converters in countries other than the USA or Canada.  We are not responsible for providing additional power supplies for the customer's corresponding country.

    Worldwide shipping excludes the following brands: Vox, Marshall, Korg, Schecter, Orange, Tech 21, TC Electronic, BOSS/Roland, Pedaltrain, Voodoo Lab, MXR/Dunlop, Ibanez, ISP Technologies, EMG. Zvex products cannot ship to Israel.. 

    Pro Guitar Shop Returns

    Here at Pro Guitar Shop we understand that navigating the pedal world with all its vast choices can be difficult. So we do our best to help make that process easy and fulfilling. Part of that is offering a great return policy. We offer a 30-Day Money Back Return Policy for all new pedal purchases.

  • 30-Day return period from delivery of order.
  • Easy no hassle return procedure.
  • Refund processed back to payment method within days of PGS receiving the merchandise.
  • No contact or RA necessary. Just include the form and send back the pedal. 
  • Please include PGS Return Form with every return.

    Full Return Policy

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase you may return it for a full refund of the original purchase price. We offer a 30-day return policy on all new pedals. We ask that you please return the product in the original product packaging along with all included materials (manual, warranty card, all accessories) and in the original condition that it was received. We must receive the merchandise within 30 days of delivery to qualify for a refund or exchange. Return form must be completed and included. Buyer pays all shipping costs. Shipping is non-refundable. Accessories, used, B-Stock, open box, and discontinued items are non-refundable and cannot be returned.

    Items returned not in like-new condition (scratched, dented, with velcro or modified) may be subject to a restocking fee of up to 25% of the purchase price. Please pack carefully. Attach shipping label to the shipping package that contains the merchandise. Do not attach label on manufacturer's box, as that will automatically result in a 25% restocking fee. You may choose any shipping service you like to return the package. We strongly recommend tracking or delivery confirmation and insurance in order to protect the transaction.

    Exchanges - In order to process an exchange, a customer must have a proguitarshop.com account. If you do not have one please create one prior to sending back your exchange. Exchanges are fullfilled in the form of a Pro Guitar Shop account credit which can then be applied towards another purchase.

    Defective Merchandise - If you suspect the product is defective, please contact PGS first before sending back the merchandise. Return shipping is covered by Pro Guitar Shop for items with manufacturer defects within return policy timeframe.

    Returns are processed twice a week, usually within 72 hours of receiving them. Refunds will be issued to the payment method used at the time of the order. An automatic email will be sent once the return is processed to notify you. Please keep in mind that credit card refunds can take up to 10 business days to post to the account once the refund has been processed.

    Contacting PGS prior to shipping a return is not required and there is no RA necessary to return a product. Any questions can be directed to info@proguitarshop.com or by calling (503) 670-4949.

    PGS One-year Replacement Warranty on All Pedals

  • Buy with confidence.
  • Hassle-free warranty replacement.
  • Fast turnaround.
  • We kick them, stomp on them, toss them and play them hard. They can take it. But on occassion a pedal may break down on us. PGS offers a One-Year Platinum Replacement Warranty that covers all new pedals purchased with us from manufacturer defects. Any manufacturer's defect in your pedal within one year of purchase will result in the replacement of that pedal free of charge. Units returned defective due to user error or incorrect powering resulting in a non-functioning pedal are not covered under our replacement policy.  In this case please contact the manufacturer for repair.

    Please contact us for more details on this policy or if you would like to use this policy on an item your purchase with us in the last year. (503) 670-4949.

    Lifetime Product Support to Original Owner for the Life of the Product