Keeley Electronics drops Germanium Super Phat Mod

Mod guru Robert Keeley has unveiled a new limited edition tweak on his much-loved Super Phat Mod pedal (itself based on the classic Boss BD-2 circuit), featuring a Tungsram AC125 germanium transistor. 

The new transistor mod is reportedly placed directly after the tone stack in order to simulate a thoroughly-toasted tube amp power stage, making for a more direct and aggressive tone, albeit with that fuzzy germanium edge.

The Germanium Super Phat Mod comes in a gold finish that - fun collector fact - has actually been misprinted with a reference to the AC128 transistor, which was actually switched-out in favour of the 125 at a late stage. 

The Germanium Super Phat Mod is hand-built and available now at an MSRP of $169 and the first 100 pedals will be signed by RK himself. No doubt our collected loved ones/credit suppliers will be particularly keen to hear this information.

Matt Parker

Matt is a freelance journalist who has spent the last decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.

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