Blues Disorder Overdrive and Distortion


(2 customer reviews)

4-in-1 Overdrive and Distortion

Two all-new amp-like hybrid tones

All analog signal path

Switch from Buffered to True Bypass on the fly

All new proprietary case shape – manufactured by RKFX in the USA

51 in stock

Keeley Electronics Blues Disorder Overdrive and Distortion

Keeley Electronics Blues Disorder Overdrive and Distortion Effect Pedal

Keeley combines two completely different overdrive and distortion circuits to create four different drives in one box.  The Blues Disorder has two switches that allow you to separate the tone control from the clipping section.  By mixing and matching the Tone and Drive switches you get two hybrid sounds.  With both switches up it’s a smooth, soft-clipping Bluesy Breaker.  The BB side is a low gain, soft-clipping overdrive.  With both switches down it’s a fuller sounding, hard-clipping OC Distortion. The clever design keeps the pedal a simple three knob overdrive with 4 unique sounds.  Switch easily between buffered or true-bypass; whichever sounds best in your rig.  The Keeley Blues Disorder Overdrive and Distortion is designed and manufactured entirely by Keeley Electronics in our brand new aluminum enclosure.

  • The Blues Disorder is two complete analog drive circuits.  It has both a hard-clipping distortion and a soft clipping overdrive 
  • Toggle between tone stacks or gain stages.  Create hybrid overdrives by swapping Drive and Tone circuits. 
  • True Bypass or Buffered Bypass  – Use the buffer to improve your rig’s tone.  Switch to true bypass in two seconds. Simply hold the stomp switch down to switch anytime.
  • Keeley pedals are engineered in our tone lab and sonically perfected with the help of studio and touring musicians.  These instruments are built entirely in our factory.


Keeley Electronics Blues Disorder Overdrive and Distortion Effect Pedal

Switchable Tone Stacks – Swap Voicings

The Blues Disorder gives you two tone control circuits to choose from.  When the Tone Switch is down and in the OC position you will hear an active midrange boost and then the tone control rolls off high-frequency.  If the Tone Switch is up and in the BB position you don’t have the active mid-boost, there’s just a simple high-frequency filter and therefore a more transparent sounding overdrive and response.

Switchable Diodes – Hybrid Gain

The Blues Disorder gives you both styles of diode clipping.  Where diodes are placed in the circuit, can have a dramatic effect on gain and compression.  This pedal gives you both hard clipping distortion or soft clipping overdrive, depending on the position of the Drive Toggle.  If the Clipping Switch is in the OC position it features Hard-Clipping which is an edgier, more aggressive tone.  Alternatively, when the Clipping Switch is in the BB Position, that uses Soft-Clipping and sounds like a softly overdriven tube amplifier.

Keeley Electronics Blues Disorder Overdrive and Distortion Effect Pedal

Buffered Bypass or True Bypass

The Keeley Blues Disorder allows you to quickly switch between either mode.  Having a great buffer will make your rig sound strong and clear even when the pedal is off.  Buffered switching prevents the pops and clicks of true-bypass switching.  If you want to turn on true-bypass, simply press and hold the foot switch for two seconds.  Holding the switch for two seconds toggle between modes.  True Bypass is great if a buffer might affect the tone of a vintage pedal.  Enjoy truly silent switching and a better sounding rig with Keeley’s buffered switching mode.

Keeley Blues Disorder – Made In The USA

We design, engineer, and manufacture the Keeley Blues Disorder in Oklahoma City.  The Blues Disorder is geared towards the professional musician’s demand for an inspiring tone when performance demands it.  From the meticulously built electronic circuit boards to our in-house fabricated aluminum enclosure, Keeley pedals are professional grade.  We make guitar effect pedals to be finely crafted musical instruments.

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2 reviews for Blues Disorder Overdrive and Distortion

  1. spartand138

    Wonderful little pedal. The two circuits it encompasses are favorites of mine, the OC being my all-time favorite overdrive architecture. This pedal not only recreates the original sounds but also marries them really well with the hybrid modes. In comparison to the pedals its based off of, this pedal seems to have a little more gain on tap (always a wonderful thing, right?). My favorite way to use this pedal is to use BB drive/OC tone as a preamp, and boost it with another pedal (the Mk3 Drive works perfectly well if you’d prefer to stay on this website 😉 ) for a modern hi-gain guitar tone.

  2. jack.fossett

    This pedal, and others in this series, are an incredibly unique idea in a sea of overdrive pedals, and they live up to their hype. The Blues Disorder not only nails the sound of each of the classic pedals it emulates, but the ability to blend their characteristics makes them so much more. The only thing that frustrates me about it is not being able to use all the sounds it’s capable of at once.


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