Back in 2017, Keeley Electronics teamed up with YouTube pedal fanatics Dan Steinhardt and Mick Taylor of ‘That Pedal Show’ fame to create their very own stompbox - the D&M Drive! Split into 2 sides, the best-selling D&M Drive comprises a versatile overdrive circuit (Dan side) with a unique-sounding boost (Mick side) - which can either be used individually or stacked. You can even change the order of the circuits, for incredible tone-shaping possibilities!
Lee & Pete Custom "Label Maker" Edition
Fast-forward to 2020, and Keeley has unveiled a highly-limited "Label Maker" version of its popular D&M Drive. While the standard "Label Maker" pedal sports an unfinished enclosure with printed control stickers, this one-off comes adorned with labels made by Captain Lee and Danish Pete! "John Mayer Load Balls" was their idea - not ours!
Featuring a signed backplate too, this is your chance to grab a real collector's piece that can be used as the gain-stage centrepiece on your pedalboard - just like the original model! All proceeds of this sale will go to the 'Teenage Cancer Trust'.
Two Pedals In One
Keeley's D&M Drive is made up of two sides, with Dan’s circuit delivering the overdrive and Mick’s providing the boost. Each side has independent Gain, Level and Tone controls, ensuring that you can get the best out of each effect without compromising the other.
The overdrive provides everything you’d want from a potent gain stage. It can range from moderate low-gain to incredibly hot distorted tones. Set the gain low for a crunchy rhythm sound to entice rich harmonics for chord-based riffing. Turn up the gain to achieve a gorgeous, saturated lead tone with amazing sustain and clarity.
The D&M Drive's boost circuit has a unique voice of its own. Imagine Keeley’s renowned Katana Boost combined with a vintage germanium-style overdrive - that's the sound of Mick’s boost! With a huge amount of headroom available, you can achieve bold lead tones with its strong mid-range punch enabling your solos to cut through in a mix.
Stack Your Drives
Stacking overdrives is a subject that Mick and Dan have covered frequently on 'That Pedal Show'. This is where you essentially run overdrive/distortion units into one another, to achieve a richer cascading tone with more saturation.
This is why Keeley designed their signature pedal this way, so you can run the two sides together and even change the order – so boost before overdrive, or overdrive before boost. This simply gives you access to more tonal options and enhances versatility. You can experiment with your sound and get a great tone no matter what.
Ingenious Switching Capabilities
Another cool feature of the D&M Drive is its switching capabilities. Daniel Steinhardt made his name designing the innovative GigRig pedal switching systems, and with some dual-style stompboxes you can't split their two sides when running them into the loop of a switcher unit. However, Keeley made sure that the D&M Drive has TRS insert cables, meaning that you're able to configure the D&M Drive to act as 2 standalone pedals. Talk about flexible!
- Drive and Boost channels can be separated or shared
- Switchable sequence in signal chain
- True bypass
- 6.3 mm Mono jack input/output
- Power supply via 9 V DC power supply with 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm barrel connector and polarity (-) inside (power supply not included)
- Current consumption: 55mA
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 120 x 95 x 50 mm
- Weight: 350 g
- Made in USA