The Keeley Loomer is a Modulated Reverb + Fuzz pedal made with the shoegazer genre in mind. Reverb modes include Focus, Hall and Reverse, while the fuzz channel offers Flat, Full or Scoop modes.
Hall mode has an octave generation placed in a feedback loop for “ascension shimmer” effects, while Reverse creates rhythmic reverse reverb. Soft Focus features a dense reverb with two parallel delays.
The other knobs for Tone, Warmth, Depth (modulation), Filter (cut-off frequency) and Fuzz let you sculpt a vast range of tones.
We added the Keeley Loomer to our shopping guide to the best modulated reverb pedals and the best pedals for ambient and shoegazer.
In late 2020, Keeley announced a Loomer artist series featuring artwork from their associated artists, as well as an Artist Series bottom print. Here’s the first one by Noveller’s Sarah Lipstate.
The Loomer is a Wall-Of-Fuzz drenched in a Wash-Of-Reverb.
Heavy Gain, Soft Focus, Reverse, Cascading Octave Feedback, Tremolo Bar Strummed Reverb.
A stoned, morning floaty, messed up, thrill machine is what it is. Washes of reverb in new ways you’ve not heard in a stomp box before and a fuzz that’s like a cigarette burn on your forearm. It rages.
Jesus, Mary, and Reverbs
Can’t live without these three and the new reverbs are born of a Shoegaze dream.
Super long ambient wash with the ability to add octave regeneration in the feedback loop. More than shimmer it’s more like ascension shimmer.
Set different delay times with the Decay control which gives you rhythmic reverse. This is based on the Yamaha SPX90 and the Alesis Midiverb II. This is not a true reversed reverb as it reads through a delay line at various points in the delay while increasing in volume. The Decay control is more of a switch in that it is chooshing between 8 different set “decay” times: 150ms, 200ms, 250ms, 300ms, 350ms, 400ms, 450ms, and 500ms allowing you to set all kinds of delay times in which the notes come back at you.
This is where it gets really cool. The vibrato in this mode is envelope controlled. The range runs from 0 to 50ms of time shift.Tone control is loosely based on the Jazzmaster rhythm tone control with a low pass filter centered at 156.6Hz Strum hard at it pitch bends like you are playing the trem bar on a Jazzmaster or Jaguar! Combine the two for an unreal dual-guitar player effect!
Because all of the reverbs can go All-Wet by means of the Blend Control, this is a great approximation of the Yamaha FX500 patch. Soft Focus Reverb features a dense reverb with two delays in parallel (one set for 250ms, the other set for 380ms.)
Grabs you by the fuzz. When you’re a gazer, you can do those kinda things.