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DOD DOD Overdrive Preamp/250 Reissue Pedal Re – new DOD Overdrive Guitar Effect Pedal

£77.49

A Overdrive Guitar Effect Pedal – The legendary analog DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 is back, with over 40 years of history and experience behind it. The legendary DOD 250 captures the c…

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The DOD DOD Overdrive Preamp/250 Reissue Pedal Re is in new condition and made by DOD , it is a great Overdrive Re Guitar Effect Pedal – The legendary analog DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 is back, with over 40 years of history and experience behind it. The legendary DOD 250 captures the c… . Available from Just Pedals for only 77.49 (+delivery)

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DOD, or Digitech/DOD Electronics, is a renowned brand in the world of audio electronics, particularly known for its effects pedals for guitars and basses. The company was founded in 1973 by David Oreste Di Francesco and John Johnson, hence the acronym DOD. Initially focusing on guitar effects pedals, DOD gained prominence with its innovative designs and affordable yet high-quality products.

Throughout its history, DOD has produced a wide range of effects pedals, including overdrive/distortion pedals, delay units, chorus and flanger pedals, and more. Their pedals often feature robust construction, simple yet effective controls, and distinctive sound characteristics. Classics like the DOD Overdrive/Preamp 250 and the DOD Stereo Chorus have become staples on pedalboards of musicians across various genres.

In 1984, DOD was acquired by Harman International Industries, which also owned other prominent audio brands like AKG, JBL, and Lexicon. Under Harman’s ownership, DOD continued to innovate and release new pedals while maintaining its reputation for providing high-quality effects at accessible prices. Though there have been shifts in ownership and product lines over the years, DOD pedals remain highly regarded by musicians seeking reliable and versatile effects for their performances and recordings.

  • Guitar Effect Pedal
  • New
  • Overdrive
  • An overdrive pedal is a type of guitar effects pedal that simulates the sound of a vintage tube amplifier pushed into overdrive or distortion. It adds warmth, richness, and harmonic complexity to the guitar signal, creating a smooth, saturated tone that ranges from mild grit to full-on distortion. Here’s how overdrive pedals work and some common features:

    1. **Gain**: The gain control adjusts the amount of overdrive or distortion applied to the guitar signal. Turning up the gain increases the intensity of the overdrive, while lowering it produces a cleaner, more transparent sound.

    2. **Level**: The level control adjusts the output volume of the pedal. This allows you to match the volume level of the overdriven signal with your clean signal or boost the overall volume for solos or lead lines.

    3. **Tone**: The tone control (sometimes labeled as “tone” or “EQ”) adjusts the frequency response of the overdriven signal. Turning it clockwise boosts the highs and cuts the lows, resulting in a brighter tone. Turning it counterclockwise boosts the lows and cuts the highs, producing a darker tone.

    4. **Drive (or Distortion)**: Some overdrive pedals feature a separate drive control, which determines the intensity of the overdrive effect independently of the gain control. This allows for more fine-tuned control over the amount of saturation and distortion in the tone.

    5. **True Bypass vs. Buffered Bypass**: Overdrive pedals may have either true bypass or buffered bypass circuits. True bypass preserves the guitar’s original tone when the pedal is turned off, while buffered bypass maintains signal integrity and prevents signal loss when the pedal is engaged.

    6. **Voicing Options**: Some overdrive pedals offer voicing options or switchable modes that allow you to tailor the character of the overdrive to suit your playing style or musical genre. This may include options for different clipping diodes, EQ curves, or saturation levels.

    7. **Stacking**: Overdrive pedals are often used in combination with other effects pedals, such as boost pedals, distortion pedals, or modulation effects. Stacking multiple overdrive pedals can create unique tonal textures and dynamic range, allowing for greater versatility and customization of your guitar tone.

    Overdrive pedals are widely used in various music genres, including blues, rock, country, and jazz. Guitarists use them to add warmth, grit, and character to their tone, whether they’re playing rhythm parts, lead lines, or solos. An overdrive pedal is a staple on many pedalboards, offering classic tones and timeless appeal for guitarists of all levels and styles.

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