Many say the Phat Mod delivers their favorite
tone from a pedal. It’s that natural break-up that just feels good and
lets you express yourself. The dynamics make it feel alive and part of
your fingers. That’s the reason the modified pedal has stayed on
people’s boards for nearly 15 years. The Keeley Super Phat Mod is our
famous mod now perfected with amazing sounding JFETs that emulate old
tube amps in a unique way.
The original pedal was a great design
that features tube-like amp stages, tube amp tone stacks, and a variety
of tone shaping circuits to bring out the best in any guitar’s pickups.
The problem with building one in the past has been the difficulty
finding the perfect FET to capture the magic. If the harmonic content
and grain of the distortion and overdrive weren’t exactly right, we
moved on and waited to try out other devices. Well, after all these
years Craighton Hale stumbled upon a Toshiba device that had the magic.
Our resident guitar hero, Aaron Pierce, known for being very critical of
even the most minute nuances, was grinning from ear to ear when he
approved this ear-candy final version. We had found the magic device
that pushed it over the top. So, we just had to dress it in gold and
royal purple. The name badge had to speak of its history and heritage.
With Super Phat Mod in an old, Blackface-style logo and the metal-flake
clear-sparkle on gold, we feel it will look incredible in any rig.
Super Phat Mod pedal now has incredible dynamics. It is full range and
very responsive. The phrase “transparent overdrive” was born of this
design! From country pickin’, to blues and rock wailing, the Phat Mod is
the choice for those not wanting the over-refined sound of a common
Screamer. Set the gain high and let your guitar’s volume control or your
pick attack do the work. With the Super Phat Mod, you now have all of
our refinements–the very best of tone-shaping electronics and modern
features like true-bypass.