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Keeley strikes Plexi gold with El Rey Dorado overdrive pedal

Keeley has announced what it’s calling “your new go-to box for that Plexi tone”, the El Rey Dorado overdrive pedal.

Two gain modes, accessed via the pedal’s power toggle, are key to its JTM-aping flexibility: lo power mode is louder, girthier and features fewer harmonics, while hi power ups the compression and harmonics for a tighter tone.

100 hand-built limited-editions El Reys have already sold out, but thankfully, a full production run revs up on 4 May.

From then, the pedal will be available exclusively at Riff City Guitar Outlet (opens in new tab), Andertons (opens in new tab) and Robert Keeley FX (opens in new tab) for $149.

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com (opens in new tab), in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).

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