The team's opinion: The Keeley Electronics Red Dirt Mini is an overdrive pedal inspired by the very legendary Ibanez TS9. Like most boutique overhauls, the Red Dirt corrects the notorious flaws of its big sister.
Sound level, we stay in the TS9 spirit but with greater transparency and more gain. The Tone knob is effective for adjusting the rendering according to the guitar. It also has a JFET input buffer.
As this is the mini version of the Red Dirt, the pedal offers fewer settings. At least, in appearance! Indeed, the Mini has 4 modes (Distortion, Overdrive, Crunch and Amp) accessible thanks to dip switches which modify the clipping diodes to either compress the sound, or offer a more open sound like tube amps, or a combination of both! Rather sturdy for such a small effect pedal.
The Keeley Electronics Red Dirt Mini is a great reference for modded TS9 enthusiasts.