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Keeley Electronics Sweet Spot Johnny Hiland Super Drive Overdrive

Keeley Electronics Sweet Spot Johnny Hiland Super Drive Overdrive  ·  Source: Keeley Electronics/YouTube

Keeley Electronics’ new Sweet Spot Johnny Hiland Super Drive Overdrive is  a JFET discrete transistor-based circuit that sounds like it could be a pedal perfect to pair up with your Telecaster. 

The Perfect T-Style Overdrive?

Johnny Hiland knows a thing or two about tone, especially that T-style twang that’s super popular in the States and elsewhere. Developed by Keeley, his new signature overdrive pedal is a simple three-knob design, comprising of drive, level and tone controls.

While the name is a bit of a mouthgful, the Sweet Spot Johnny Hiland Super Drive Overdrive is a nice JFET discrete transistor OD that’s simple to dial in. If you’re in the market for a functionally compact pedal to add some dirt to your Tele tone, this is one should be on your radar.

Keeley Electronics Sweet Spot Johnny Hiland Super Drive Overdrive

Keeley Electronics Sweet Spot Johnny Hiland Super Drive Overdrive

Amp-like drive tone

On top of these three basic drive controls, you also get a a two-way gain mini-toggle switch. This little switch allows the you to access everything from nice light pre-amp style clipping to full on power-tube like breakup. The aim here, Keeley says, is to provide an organic, amp-like tone throughout. Sound like it should complement a decent amp nicely. “Any T-style Tele player would just love to have this on their ‘board,” Johnny Hiland says about his new signature drive. “The left side is more for Tele-style guys who rip country to rock. Flip the switch to the right and you will find a continuation in gain.”

Limited Run

Keeley’s Sweet Spot Johnny Hiland Super Drive Overdrive is available in a limited run of only 100 pedals worldwide. If you want in on this run, you’ll need to be quick. But hopefully Mr Keeley will make it becomes a permanent fixture in his lineup.

You can hear its in action below and see Johnny give his pedal a little workout. If you want to order one of these limited signature pedals, then follow my link below to the Keeley product page for details.

RRP – USD 179

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