JHS Pedals and Keeley Electronics have teamed up to bring you a 2-in-1 collaboration of what they say are two essential circuits with a few delicious surprises.
A spokesperson told us, "The Steak & Eggs is a perfect pairing of overdrive and compression that you may never turn off. The ingredients of the dish are a modified JHS Pedals Morning Glory and a modified Keeley Electronics Compressor... both of which can only be found in this offering."
Here's the details from the two companies...
The left side is the JHS Pedals Morning Glory circuit with a new gain setting that has never before been available in a previous version of the circuit. For years JHS Pedals has been asked for a higher gain version of the Morning Glory that keeps the character of the circuit but gives you more power. JHS released a limited run of 135 pedals in 2012 called the State Line and this pedal included a modified version of the Morning Glory. However, the high gain modification found in the Steak & Eggs circuit is totally new and re-thought from the ground up. JHS feels this is the perfecting ingredient to the already prestigious Morning Glory giving it power, punch, and dirt at the flick of a switch. The gain switch works two different ways in correspondence with the drive control. When the drive control is below 80% the toggle adds headroom and punch, when the drive control is maxed it adds more dirt, saturation and gain to the circuit for the most available drive ever in the circuits history. The standard bright cut toggle everyone is familiar with is still available via an internal dip switch. Whether you like over-easy, sunny-side up, poached, or hard-boiled, this will be a glorious morning treat.
The right side of the Steak & Eggs is a new three knob version of the classic Keeley Electronics Compressor. The Compressor features a blend control which allows players to blend back in their original unaffected signal for very punchy tones and the tenderest compression available. It's great for humbuckers where over-compression can result in a dull tone; this design helps retain brightness. An all new mid and treble emphasis circuit has been incorporated in this design as well. The "Bright Switch " is also new to the Keeley Compressor. Flicking the toggle switch up allows players to fine tune the highs in their signal by pushing the perfect frequency range for that "jangly" tone! The compressor also features a fast release time allowing players to experience all the warmth and sustain of the earlier Keeley designs yet retain clarity in note definition. If the player would like a more spongy, tube-like compression, there is an internal DIP switch that gives you the classic Keeley sound, perfect for chicken- pickin'! The Sustain Control is where all the magic happens. As with all of the vintage Keeley OTA designed compressors, the Sustain control may make a swoosh sound as rotated and it will not affect performance when playing.
In the center you will find a toggle to select the order of the effects. When the toggle is to the right, the Compressor is first. When the toggle is to the left, the Morning Glory is first. This gives you total control over the way the compression and overdrive affect one another.
With these modified classic overdrive and compression circuits in one box, the Steak and Eggs is the perfect staple for your pantry. Marinate your ears and incubate your tone with the Steak and Eggs.
The Steak & Eggs is truly a collaborative effort that couldn't have happened without the help of Jon Cusack and Cusack Music populating the PCBs in Holland, Michigan. Thanks to Cusack Music for making the process of two companies' designs come together easily and efficiently!
Modifications to original circuits by Josh Scott and Robert Keeley. Final PCB layout, powder coating, printing and drilling of the enclosure by Keeley Electronics in Edmond, OK. PCBs populated by Cusack Music in Holland, MI. Final assembly, Quality Control, packaging and shipping by JHS Pedals in Kansas City, MO. We are proud to keep this product 100% made-in-USA.
Pricing and Availability:
$349. Available exclusively for pre-order at Chicago Music Exchange
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