Today, “boutique” pedals are all the rage, but long before this modern buzz word became popular, there was DOD. Founded in 1974 by friends David Di Francesco and John Johnson, DOD began as a business to make some extra money before their band took off. Luckily for musicians around the world, the band didn’t last, but the pedals did. Producing tones that shaped music and became sought after around the world, the DOD is the original boutique pedal, reborn for a new generation to experience.
Among the signature pedals of DOD, the most well-known is arguably the Analog Overdrive Preamp 250 Guitar Effects Pedal with True-Bypass & LED. The 2013 version of this pedal includes the legendary tone of the original, but with true bypass, an LED indicator and plenty of output power that can only be provided by modern technology. From a touch of grit, to searing through solos, the pedalboard friendly DOD Analog Overdrive Preamp 250 is a must have for any guitarist.
The sweeping sounds of the DOD Analog Phasor 201 Guitar Phaser and Shift Effects Pedal with True-Bypass & LED are equally sought after. Among the first phasers ever made, this pedal has been updated with modern technology, but without sacrificing the features that make this pedal a classic. The iconic “swoosh” sound is still present, and the pedal remains simple to use, with a single knob to control the speed of the phasing effect. From legends like the Rolling Stones and Thin Lizzy, to modern heroes like Radiohead, phaser effects create a distinct feel that you’re going to want as part of your setup.
While best known for their pedals, DOD is also a leader in studio mixing with their equalizer hardware. Their flagship equalizer, the SR231 QXLR is the go to for industry leaders, while equalizers such as the SR830QXLR feature long throw faders that allow for unparalleled precision adjustments when you’re mixing front of house for any room.
Whether you’re on stage or behind the mixing board, DOD has got you covered. The original “boutique” company, DOD gear’s reputation precedes it. With 40 years of experience, you know what to expect from this trusted name in music.