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Keeley Electronics Dark Side Workstation Multi-Effects Pedal

The Dark Side Workstation provides Fuzz, Delay, Rotary, U-Vibe, Flange and Phase in one pedal.

SKU: KDARKXXXX-P

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The individual pieces that make up the Dark Side workstation are Fuzz, Delay and Modulation. The Fuzz side of the Dark Side is a big fuzz style distortion based on a 1977 op-amp style. This is a more transparent Big Fuzz. This one lets your guitar sing with sustain, yet retains the essence of you guitar whether single coil or humbucker based.


The next core element in the Dark Side pedal is the Delay and Modulation side. You can select between a multi-head tape delay effect or between a combination of 4 different modulation sounds. The Dark Side delay has 12 different syncopated delays. They are rhythmic and have the tonal quality of the old spinning drum tape delays. The Dark Side has many subtle filters to get the tape delay setting to have the feel and warmth of the original machines, yet gives you range of control to have modern features like expression pedal control for the number of repeats. You can use it for creating a feedback oscillation delay. Extremely subtle modulations in the delay make it very musical.


The modulation effect is comprised of four parts: Flanger, Rotary Speaker Cabinet, U-Vibe, and Phaser. You can blend between the “Electric Lady” Flanger and a Les-Rotary cabinet, creating new sounds. You can find that perfect blend between a vintage sounding opto-coupler based U-Vibe and the little orange phaser. There is a TRS Insert for adding effects in between the Fuzz and Modulation/Delay side of the pedal. This is handy if you have phaser or chorus pedal you might want to add if you want to use the Delay side of the Dark Side. That way you can have Fuzz>Phaser>Delay for example. There is also an Expression Pedal port on the pedal.

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I love this thing!

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I love this thing! Fantastic audio quality. I think the fuzz sounds really great. Easily among the finest Big Fuzz clones on the market and I like the fact that you got the 3-way mid range switch, allowing for a wide range of different tones from the era. And the filter really lets you hone in the tones. My main issue with the Dark Side is the fact that you can't have a modulation effect and the delay selected at the same time. They share the same circuit and can't be used simultaneously. Delay is a critical part of David's sound. Overall, it sounds great and I have had no problem using it as a part of my rig. This being the 2nd iteration of the pedal, I do wish Mr. Keeley would've left the insert capability. I prefer to have my overdrive after my Fuzz, and before any modulation.

MetalChief

Florida

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Dark Side Workstation Multi-Effects Pedal

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Warranty Info:

The manufacturer’s warranty covers parts and labor for two years. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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