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Keeley Sweet Spot Johnny Hiland Super Drive Pedal - Used  From Other

Tuned to Johnny Hiland's ear, the Sweet Spot hit's the spot!


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You don’t get a chance to design an overdrive pedal for legendary guitar player Johnny Hiland very often.  When you get the opportunity to craft for such a legend, you provide them with a conduit to serve up the tone dripping from their fingers.  You want to set the midrange tone for clarity and definition.  You want to dish up a versatile range of drive that will do country, rock, and blues.  You want to season it with a slight amount of compression so that playing is effortless and smooth.  You make sure it provides full strength output; enough to fill any amplifier to full saturation.  You make sure Johnny smiles at you and shouts, “You hit the Sweet Spot boy!”.

Johnny’s Sweet Spot is that perfect blend between clean warm tones and overdrive, giving you singing sustain.   One of the many tone-secrets for reaching the sweet spot is to cut a little bass and boost the midrange a touch.  You also roll off a little of the high-end to avoid any harshness.  What you’re left with is the recipe for the Sweet Spot.  A full course meal in tone – Johnny’s Sweet Spot Super Drive!

Johnny’s Sweet Spot Super Drive creates a tube-like response with an elegant JFET discrete transistor input.  Designed to work like tubes, if you push the Sweet Spot, it simply sounds better!  At the center of the design is the workhorse 4558 amplifier.  We have used this IC in many places where you want a smooth overdrive.  Diode selection around the op-amp is designed to give you an asymmetrical clipping that again, sounds like a tube amp!

The Tone control on something called the Sweet Spot has got to be special right?!  It’s got to be like the time I ate biscuits and gravy and a heap of bacon with Johnny, and all cooked by his Aunt JoAnn…it’s got to be mind blowing, tasty, and hugely satisfying!  The Sweet Spot features a tone control circuit that not only gives you full-strength country-coffee like highs, it reduces the load on your guitar’s tone, letting it sing a little sweeter!  The midrange shines through and you get beautiful tones throughout the entire range of your guitar neck.

Johnny’s Sweet Spot Super Drive gives you a lot of flexibility in setting a gain range.  With the gain toggle switch, you can get anything from light pre-amp clipping to organic, searing, power tube breakup.  Solo effortlessly with a pedal that nails compressed sustain. Set the tone for a sultry mix of high frequencies generated by the clippers and then set the level to push the front end of the next pedal or amplifier in your signal chain.  With Johnny’s pedal, you’re always in the Sweet Spot.

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Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  


• Natural tube amp like overdrive

• Versatile tone control for dialing in highs

• Gain switch for increased saturation

• True Bypass, Rugged Design and Build, Made in the U.S.A.