Keeley Monterey Rotary Fuzz Vibe Workstation Analog Guitar Multi Effects Pedal Box + Manual
Manufacturer’s Description Keeley Monterey Rotary Fuzz Vibe Analog Guitar Effects Pedal The Axis For A Bold New Tone
the Keeley Monterey 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.
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
There are two channels on the Monterey Rotary Fuzz Vibe, and these can be configured to give you five different sounds.
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
The modulation channel is where the fun really
starts. The Monterey Rotary Fuzz Vibe offers an Octave effect with both
the Vibe and Wah sounds. With those two sounds you can either have
Octave Up, Octave Down, or No Octave.
In the Center Position of
the Octave Control you have NO octave up or down. If you turn the
Octave Control up (or clockwise), you have an increasing octave up
sound. As you turn the Octave Control down, you have an increasing
amount of octave down sound added. Again, if you do not want an octave
effect added, simply set the Octave Control to the center position.
Monterey Rotary Fuzz Vibe features a very rich and deep vibe sound.
The “Kool Vibe” setting is perfect for getting complex phaser-like
sounds. It combines phasing and tremolo at key frequencies to give you
incredible depth and rhythm. Not only does it match the frequency
response of a vibe, it simulates the unique pulsing of a photo-cell
based effect. You can add the Octave to the “Kool Vibe” for an amazing
doubling effect or for an incredibly deep synth bass type sound.
“Les Rotary” sound in the Monterey Fuzz Vibe is both very accurate and
surprisingly new sounding. Like the original cabinet, this simulation
joins both the lower drum and the upper horn into a rich,
dimensional effect that generates an unmistakable chorus and tremolo
soundscape. Not only is the cabinet itself simulated with very short
reverberated reflections that offer a doubling effect, the Doppler
Effect provides a soothing chorused sound that is clean and ethereal.
The Octave Control in the Rotary cabinet simulation controls the volume
of the horn or tweeter sounds. It does not produce an octave effect
here. This allows you to get a very chorus-like effect with
ample high-end detail when simulating a “Les Rotary” style cabinet. Set
the Rate OFF for no rotation, turn the Fuzz on, and the Depth and
Octave controls give you a wonderful speaker cabinet simulation. It’s
fuzz with tonal control like you’ve never had before! Perfect for
matching any size of power amp with the pedal’s fuzz to give you
anything from dark overdrive to hard, edgy, squared fuzz!
“Harmonic Wah” section combines several more new sounds from Keeley in
the Monterey Rotary Fuzz Vibe. It is 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. With the Depth Control turned all of
the way down/off you are in the Wah Mode. The Wah Mode gives you
control over the frequency you boost by adjusting the Rate Control. If
you have an expression pedal connected, it becomes a regular Wah Pedal.
Turn the Depth control up a slight amount and the Monterey becomes an
Auto Wah. In the Auto Wah mode, your pick attack and strength creates
an envelope filter sound. After the noon/center position on the Depth
Control, you have the new Harmonic Wah. It is like the harmonic tremolo
on a brown face amp, but the frequencies are centered around a wah
pedal instead. It’s ideal for players who like the
rhythmic back-and-forth rocking sound of a wah pedal.
expression pedal controller to the EXP input on the back and you have
control over the Rate of the “Les Rotary” and “Kool Vibe” settings. In
the “Harmonic Wah” setting, it controls the frequencies.
sounds? Well OK, turn the unit over and take the bottom off. There is
a tiny DIP Switch that allows you to change the order of the Fuzz and
Modulation effects! Yes, you can get some crazy noise by putting fuzz
after modulation effects, but it works! And works well at giving you
insane tones that are thick and full. Let your ears gaze at the
strangeness. Alien amplitudes of gain and fuzz. Endlessly creative.
Monterey does not come with an expression pedal, as many players
already have one they can use. We do offer the M-Audio expression
pedal. It works well and is very reasonable. The Monterey is not
battery powered. You will need a standard 9V 100mA supply, negative
The Monterey Rotary Fuzz Vibe comes in 12 different graphic
designs. Just like music which can be surprisingly rewarding, you’ll be
surprised with a design. We will not be able to select a specific
pattern that you may want. It is wonderfully random. They are hand
made with the intention of becoming your new favorite instrument.
The Monterey is 4.7 inches wide, 3.72 deep and 2 inches tall with the knobs.
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.
- Rotary, Vibe, Harmonic Wah
- Thick Vintage Fuzz, Octave Up/Down
- Two channels can be configured to give you five different sounds.
in 12 different graphic designs. We will not be able to select a
specific pattern that you may want. It is wonderfully random.