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KeeleyGC-2 Limiting Amplifier / Compressor Pedal


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Keeley GC-2 Limiting Amplifier / Compressor Pedal

The GC-2 is a limiting amplifier and compressor pedal that works just as well with other instruments as it does with guitars! The pedal utilizes the same technology found in Keeley Electronics's Bassist Limiting Amplifier to impart a characteristically transparent compression onto any signal lucky enough to traverse its circuitry.

Like the BLA, the GC-2 is constructed around the THAT Corp. 4320. The result is an inherently musical compressor with a robust frequency range that is compact enough to merit inclusion in any pedalboard. The pedal’s internal components consist of pristine Voltage Controlled Amplifiers, a true-RMS detector, and powerful op-amps—all of which ensure the highest quality performance possible.

Unlike Keeley’s previous compressor pedals, which were based on the CA3080 or LM13700, the GC-2 is specifically oriented towards a transparent, low noise performance. It is capable of processing excessively weighty signals while maintaining an astonishing bandwidth of over 20kHz!

GC-2 Features

  • Studio Quality Compressor and Limiting Amplifier Engineered for Guitar and Other Instruments
  • Featuring Same Great Professional Technology available in Keeley’s Bassist Limiting Amplifier Pedal
  • High-Fidelity Sound and performance compression
  • THAT Corp. 4320 Based
  • High Performance Voltage Controlled Amplifiers
  • True RMS Detector
  • Ultra High Performance Op-Amps
  • Handles Large Signals with ease
  • Output Voltage Gain: +30dB Boost
  • Incredible Bandwidth of over 20 KHz
  • Low Noise (-95dBV)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.1%
  • Limit Distortion/Clipping or Damage to Speakers
  • Timing Capacitor for True RMS Detection
  • Attack Times: Typically 15ms for 10dB, 5ms for 20dB, 3ms for 30dB
  • Release Times: Typically 8ms for 1dB, 40ms for 5dB, 80ms for 10dB, 160ms for 20dB, 240ms for 30dB
  • Dual LED Indication for Threshold
  • True Bypass Switching
  • Keeley Quality Engineering
  • 100% Made in Edmond, OK, USA
  • True Bypass
  • Current Draw: 15mA
  • Input Impedance 1 Meg ohm
  • Output Impedance: 100 ohm
  • Width (Not Counting Jacks) – 2.35″
  • Height (Not Counting Jacks) – 4.41″
  • Standard 9V DC battery and 9V DC (center-negative) connection
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