EL REY DORADO
THE GOLD KING!
“I want black and gold plexi tone”, Joe yells!!!
The El Rey Dorado is your go-to box for that plexi tone. Yes, there is a wide range of 1960s Plexi Amp Tone in terms of power, tubes installed, speakers, and/or cabinet used, but this hits the core-tone bulls-eye! One of the many reference points for the tone was my own JTM 45/100® full stack. (It’s a dead-on reissue Marshall® did with crazy cool custom made vintage recreation speakers and dual transformers to transfer the load of the 4 EL-84s!)
The El Rey covers a lot of Classic British Amp tones by featuring two gain modes with the Power Toggle. With the Power Toggle switch you have control over the compression and harmonics. Low Power mode is louder, has more girth, and has fewer harmonics for a more old school tone. The High Power mode has more compression, more harmonics and a tighter, more defined tone. Old school crunch in Low Power mode, super lead tones in the High Power mode.
Simple as grabbing an open E Chord!
Volume, Gain, Tone, Power Toggle: Yes
9 volt battery: 9V compatible, not included
Keeley Engineered: Yes
Ripe Tide Gain: Yes
The first 100 units are hand built!
That’s right! Keeley Electronics and the mighty team of tone technicians have hand built the first 100 units. Keeley and Riff City will have these units available on a limited basis. They will have a special marking on the heel of the pedal noting: Hand Built. They will be $169. Regular production units will have a street price of only $149. Those start shipping 5/1/2018.