Keeley Electronics have 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!
With the success of their YouTube channel bringing together players who just adore pedals, Keeley offered Dan and Mick the chance to design their very own signature pedal, and here it is! With the D&M Drive split into 2 sides, you get an extremely versatile overdrive circuit with a unique-sounding boost in the one unit.
And the best part? They are completely independent. So you can stack both sides together for a full and harmonically rich tone, and even change the order of the circuits for incredible tone-shaping possibilities.
Two Pedals in One
The D&M Drive is split into 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.
Its boost 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 circuit. With a huge amount of headroom available, you can get super bold lead tones with its strong mid-range punch allowing your solos to cut through the mix.
Stack your Overdrives
Stacking overdrives is a subject Mick and Dan have covered frequently on their show. This is where you run overdrive/distortion units into one another, and together they 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 allows access to more tonal options and versatility. You can experiment with your sound and get a great tone no matter what.
The two circuits are completely independent of one another. For example, if you want just the boost side engaged on top of your amp’s distortion channel, you can do it no problem.
Another cool feature are the switching capabilities. Daniel Steinhardt made his name designing his innovative GigRig switching systems, and with some dual-style pedals you can't split the 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. 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