The Monterey Fuzz Vibe Rotary Wah Celisse Artist Edition makes up part of Keeley's Artist Series, a new line of custom shop takes on their most popular pedals. Each pedal features custom graphics from the respective artist, in this case, the multitalented Celisse Henderson, whose work spans myriad artistic disciplines.
What does It Do?
The Monterey combines classic sounds with new interpretations to create a modern timbre and audio spectrum for guitarists. Boasting a vintage fuzz, rotary speaker, vibe, harmonic and auto wah and an octave up or octave down, the Monterey is jam packed full of inspirational, vintage inspired tones. Connect an external expression pedal and open up yet more tonal possibilities.
The Monterey's fuzz channel has been designed to give you a rich, full, two-transistor fuzz sound that is responsive and dynamic. Built around vintage Fairchild Semiconductor transistors, the Monterey's fuzz is smooth and articulate and works equally as well with humbucker or single coil pickups.
The Monterey's modulation channel is where things start to get really fun! The three way switch in the centre of the pedal toggles between the rotary, wah and vibe effects. Apply the octave up or down feature to the vibe and wah settings for some truly psychedelic "Hendrixy" tones. The vibe setting has a deep, rich quality to it and starts to get into complex phaser territories when you tweak the settings. The rotary setting delivers a convincing, yet new take on the classic Leslie effect and is capable of replicating the three dimensional sound of the rotating speaker.
The wah section of Monterey combines several more new sounds from Keeley. Featuring a fixed or cocked wah sound, an auto wah, a harmonic/tremolo wah, and even a regular foot-controlled wah when you add an expression pedal.
On the back of the Monterey is a tiny DIP Switch that allows you to change the order of the Fuzz and Modulation effects! By putting fuzz after modulation effects, you can create some uniquely weird sounds, guaranteed to add character to any song! There is seemingly no end to the creative possibilities available in the Monterey, so go on and let your imagination run wild!