Keeley Memphis Sun Delay Reverb Pedal

Memphis Sun is like three pedals in one, with a "Slapback 600" mode for long delay, "Sun" for track-doubling and "Room Reverb" for studio-simulated reverb.
The Keeley Memphis Sun gives you a wealth of tones for capturing that classic Rock-and-Roll sound as well as sounds you've not heard before. It's NeoVintage. It's an Echo and Reverb pedal.

The new Memphis Sun - Lo-Fi Reverb, Echo and Double-Tracker is Keeley's second studio themed pedal. Like the Keeley 30ms ADT this pedal gives you a wealth of tones for capturing that classic Rock-and-Roll sound as well as sounds you've not heard before. It's NeoVintage. It's an Echo and Reverb pedal.

Think of this pedal as three different effects:

- ECHO 600 - Echo for Long Delays
- SUN MODE - Auto Track-Doubling and Slapback with Short Delays
- REVERB - Room Reverb - Full Studio Simulation.
- Both of the ECHO 600 and SUN MODE effects have a Room Reverb. It's a one-knob, rock and roll type of room reverb.

Room Reverb:

The Room Reverb simulates a small 33' by 18' asbestos tiled room so filled with music the sounds actually get compressed. Keeley added a slight amount of "room compression" to the reverb; it almost lives and breathes. They even took into account the frequency response of the mics used then. The RCA 77 is loosely simulated by a group of filters including a HPF = 300 Hz and LPF = 8 kHz. Many artifacts are incorporated in the room reverb. In fact, second and third order harmonics are added to make sure it sounds Just Right.

Sun Mode:

No automatic double tracking was available in the 1950s, but it's been added in here because it makes a wonderful read more sound. And, if you lengthen the time it goes right into slapback territory, which is at the foundation of Country and Rock and Roll guitar sounds. The Keeley 30ms is a very unique double tracker that creates two pristine voices in stereo. This is mono only. Adjusting the Time Control lets you easily create anything from Double Tracking to Slapback with up to 180ms of delay time.

Slapback 600

Filtering in the Slackback Mode is done in stages. First Keeley heavily filtered the response at 1 kHz then compress the thing. Next they filter it again at 1 kHz! Sounds like Rock and Roll, right? They've added 2nd and 3rd order harmonics to this mix that simulate tape response and equipment distortions. Waves folded back on themselves.
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- Dimensions: (W x H) 2.35 x 4.41"
- Input / Output Jack Location: Side
- DC Jack Location: Top
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): KEE MEMPHIS
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 405-341-2025
Web: https://robertkeeley.com/contact
(1 ratings)
Submitted September 24, 2016 by Ronnie H in Grenada, MS
"Not for everybody, just us rockabillies!"
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I think the pedal is going to do what I want. I wanted a pedal that I could take to events that allowed just a couple songs and didn't want to carry my whole peddleboard. I needed echo and reverb mostly. This pedals not built like a tank like my others and surely not worth the price most places charge for it. zZounds give me better price. Been wanting it for some time and will work for me.
Musical Background:
Playing 50 years. Guitar. Professional.
Musical Style:
Country, rock, blues and gospel.
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