Over-the-top drive from our Super Retro germanium amplifier design. The Keeley Retro Super Germanium Phat Mod reads your fingers and mind to give you supernatural quantities of gain. It’s a fuzz, it’s a drive, and it’s a cranked amp all in one! The Retro Super is ultra responsive and has maximum dynamic gain.
At the heart of the Keeley Retro Super Germanium Phat Mod is our germanium amplifier stage. Designing this additional gain stage into the front of the “amp tone-stack” did wonders; it amazingly simulated a retro-fuzz pedal connected to a cranked amp.
We didn’t want to let it idle there, so we completely opened up the secondary gain stage so that the dynamics would jump out of your speakers. H.O.T.! The Retro Super is perfect for thick and thoaty gain tones that are dynamic and add loads of sustain.
Any Phan of the Phat Mod knows that it performs perfectly in low- AND high-gain applications. Emphasis on the AND. So why not have two?! Problem solved: the Retro Super teams up with anything.
What Is the Retro Super from the Keeley Custom Shop?
Like all Keeley pedals, it’s made in Edmond, OK. The engineering and design of this pedal is years of evolution in what was the Blues Driver mods. The Retro Super has an additional circuit board compared to our Super Phat Mod. The Retro Super has an additional ground shield board that we experimented with and really liked, and plus it looks super cool!