About Keeley Electronics
We’re Wired Differently
Keeley Electronics started with one man – RK himself – at a kitchen table, and grew through garages, storage units and makeshift workspaces to our modern, cutting-edge facility.
We’ve been making and modding effects for nearly a quarter-century, feverishly chasing down tones, pushing boards, amps and earballs to their limits, streamlining our operation and constantly refining our pedals.
But unlike most of the other big shops, we balance boutique with boundlessness. From enclosures to circuit boards, everything is still made right here in Oklahoma, lovingly assembled by musicians and artists, and shipped worldwide. And we’re determined to keep it that way – while also keeping every pedal we sell running.
Robert got his first guitar 1978 – a student model Yamaha acoustic. But we know how rough those acoustics can be on young fingertips. A few years later, his dad (who was in a band) handed down his old Peavey Deuce to Robert. That’s when he got hooked, putting in 8 hours a day trying to keep up with the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen and Eddie Van Halen. It’s also when he tackled his first mod – on that very same Peavey Deuce.
That was the beginning of a lifelong electric love affair. Through his jobs in the late 80s and 90s, Robert cut his teeth on everything from car stereo and home amplifier repair to industrial video broadcast and medical equipment. He even taught electronics, math and Microsoft Office at Vatterott College – where the students turned out to be a great pool of talent for the burgeoning Keeley Electronics business. This is where the first Keeley Compressor was born.
From there, through a series of storage units, makeshift manufacturing spaces, and one catastrophic fire, Keeley Electronics continued to grow into what it is today, a name loved and respected by artists, players and producers around the world.
Ask anyone who knows Robert, and you’ll realize that to know Robert Keeley is to love Robert Keeley – guitar player, circuit bender, effect designer, business owner, electrical engineer, repairman, mad scientist, professor and family man. In fact, the Keeleys are interwoven into the whole Keeley Electronics operation. Robert’s son assembles effects, his daughter boxes and his wife manages shipping. His smile is contagious and his passion for electronics is infectious. Small wonder Keeley is what it is today.
NEW Custom Enclosure Bending & Press Brake
CNC and Box Drilling
Powder Coating & Custom Colors
Graphics and Design
Marriage / Assembly
- Box/Enclosure Bending/Drilling
- Circuit Board Printing
- Board Component (capacitors, resistors, etc.)
- Installation & Soldering
What’s Done by Hand?
Pretty much everything else:
- Effect & Circuit Design
- Powder Coating
- Through-Part Soldering
- Graphic Application
This allows us to boost our boutique production into overdrive, running seven days a week to crank out more than 55,000 pedals each year. But every single stompbox is still assembled, tested and shipped by our crew.
Go Pedal Pluckin’
Find the effect your tone has been lacking. We’ve got bright bounce, screaming dirt, wobbly wiggles, honest boost, spacy atmospherics and whole lot more…
Nods From the Stars
You can find Keeley effects on the boards of many of the greatest guitarists, producers and other musicians out there.