Keeley’s Germanium Amplifier pedal will “put an edge on your tone”

Keeley Electronics has unveiled its latest pedal, the Germanium Amplifier.

Hand-built by Robert Keeley himself, the Germanium Amplifier is designed to be the first stompbox in a pedal chain.

It features a carefully selected Tungsram AC125 germanium PNP transistor, a single output knob and an internal bias control to obtain more or less gain.

Powered by a standard 9V battery or isolated power supply, the Germanium Amplifier is available to order for $299 direct from Keeley Electronics, with a four-six-week lead time.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, 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.

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