Musikmesse 2017: Keeley unleashes Filaments high-gain distortion pedal

MUSIKMESSE 2017: Pedal guru Robert Keeley has dropped his most aggressive design yet, the Filaments high-gain distortion.

Promising tube-like distortion via three gain stages and seven ways to EQ the tone, the Filaments features controls for level, gain, bass, body, boost, crunch, presence, bright and treble.

Boost and crunch switches provide two levels of gain and compression, while presence and bright cater for different guitar and pickup configurations.

The Filaments operates on 9V to 18V power supplies and features true bypass switching.

It's available from 5 April for $189 - see Keeley Electronics for more.

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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