The Axis For A Bold New Tone
With the Keeley Monterey Workstation you take one step back in time and two steps forward. The Monterey is a surrealistic envelope of neo-vintage effects. It combines classic sounds with new interpretations to create a modern timbre and audio spectrum for guitarists.
The Keeley Monterey Rotary Fuzz Vibe has a vintage fuzz, rotary speaker, vibe, harmonic and auto wah, an octave up or octave down, as well an expression control to allow you to create a rich array of new and newer sounds.
There are two channels on the Monterey Rotary Fuzz Vibe, and these can be configured to give you five different sounds.
The right stomp switch activates the fuzz channel. The fuzz channel has been designed to give you a rich, full, classic two-transistor fuzz sound that is accurate yet has a touch of smoothness added. It is very responsive and dynamic. It plays well in any position on a Strat or Les Paul style guitar. At the heart of the fuzz are vintage Fairchild Semiconductor transistors. These moderate gain transistors offer the perfect fuzz tone and do not have the temperamental temperature related problems that germanium devices exhibit, while still giving you incredible tone.
SIZE AND POWER
The Monterey is 4.7 inches wide, 3.72 deep and 2 inches tall with the knobs.
The unit does not take a battery. You will need a 9VD DC adapter, 100 mA negative tip supplies for effects are super common and that will work fine. Generally, any BOSS or Ibanez or Voodoo Lab supply will work.
In general most expression pedals will work just fine. I like the M-Audio and Moog because they are dependable and inexpensive.