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The legendary analog DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 is back, with over 40 years of history and experience behind it. The 2013 version of the legendary DOD 250 captures of the classic tone and wild heart of ... Read More

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The legendary analog DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 is back, with over 40 years of history and experience behind it. The 2013 version of the legendary DOD 250 captures of the classic tone and wild heart of the original but in no way tames its performance.

The 250 is better than ever before with true-bypass, a crisp, blue LED indicator, gobs of output, and modern 9V DC power supply input. Redesigned with a lighter aluminum chassis, sleek yellow metallic flake and flat black matte bottom paint job, the 2013 DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 pedal is the perfect sonic foundation to carry on the legacy of DOD.

The DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 (2013) has Gain and Level controls, like its predecessors. Gain controls the amount of distortion, from just a touch of grit to all-out grind. Level dials in some subtle body for "always on" performance or huge amounts of boost for boosting solos above a dense stage mix. With the Gain all the way down, crank up the Level to boost your sound and cut through during your solos.

True-bypass allows your guitar tone to remain pristine even when the DOD 250 is off. This is a big difference from the original which would color your bypassed tone. The modern 9V DC power supply input make the pedal more pedal board friendly.

Features
  • True-bypass
  • Crisp, blue LED indicator
  • Modern 9V DC power supply input
  • Lighter, aluminum chassis
  • Sleek yellow metallic flake and flat black matter bottom paint job
  • Gain and Level controls
Specifications
  • Dimensions: 4.613" x 2.5" x 2.25"
    Weight: .56 lb.
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DODAnalog Overdrive Preamp 250 Guitar Effects Pedal with True-Bypass & LED
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Excellent sound quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (3)
  • Performances (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

uesd it to record BOODLUST album ' GUILTY AS SIN ' 1985 A. R

By ANT !!!!!!

from S. G V

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about DOD Analog Overdrive Preamp 250 Guitar Effects Pedal with True-Bypass & LED:

    I am glade they are making this pedal again !!!!! it takes me back to the recording studio with Megadeth !!!!

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best OD of the ones I've tried.

    By EW

    from From the Lakes of Michigan

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Quiet
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about DOD Analog Overdrive Preamp 250 Guitar Effects Pedal with True-Bypass & LED:

      I've tried quite a few different styles of ODs: Soul Food, Bad Monkey, FAT Drive, and the Sonic Glory. Of the ones I've tried, the DOD gives me the sound I hear in my head...everything from a slight tube push, to a nice crunch, to an almost fuzz. It is brighter than the others, which is good for my amps. I would say it's less "middy" than the Soul Food, so arguably more transparent/open, if that's what you're after. It stacks well with my Fuzz Goddess Fathom before it and the Catalinbread Belle Epoch after it makes it ethereal when needed...so it seems to play nicely with others. I like the history of it, and for the price, you can't complain too much, can you? Definitely worth a try. I plan to keep it on my board for awhile. Nice work, DOD!

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      5.0

      Excellent Boost

      By Mano

      from Nebraska

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about DOD Analog Overdrive Preamp 250 Guitar Effects Pedal with True-Bypass & LED:

        For me, this works best as a clean solo boost. If my sound is clean, it stays clean, but if I have a dirty sound, I get the same sound louder for a solo or a passage that needs to be loud. You can turn the gain up, and it sounds a bit like a treble booster, helping the gain sound a bit thicker, but you probably wouldn't want it for your main dirt sound. With a Marshall, it sounds big and fat, but with clarity. I could use the high gain setting with that amp, but probably wouldn't use it with a crystal clean amp sound. With a clean amp sound, it is still very useful to boost a solo or passage. The eq is flat, so you don't get something different when you boost. It sounds bold and loud, not different like too bassy or too raspy and trebly like some other boosts.

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        5.0

        DOD OVERDRIVE/PREAMP 250

        By Mike Colonna/Doublecross

        from NYC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive
        • The Sustain and overall CRUNCH is AMAZING!!!
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • NO CONS AT ALL

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Gives a solid state amp WAAAAYYY more sustain
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about DOD Analog Overdrive Preamp 250 Guitar Effects Pedal with True-Bypass & LED:

        I had an original Overdrive preamp 250 when I was 14...many years ago. I used it well into my 2o's, before i had any issues with it (structurally and sonically), and have since retired it. Until purchasing the newer Overdrive/preamp 250, i couldn't find a SINGLE pedal that was as reliable, efficient and BALLSY. This pedal DELIVERS! Clean, crisp distortion, warm tone, amazing sustain...perfect for crunchy chords and especially for screaming solos

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        4.0

        good preamp

        By ace

        from nj

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about DOD Analog Overdrive Preamp 250 Guitar Effects Pedal with True-Bypass & LED:

          It seems good for a boost...not for heavy metal.

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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          You will not be disappointed!

          By Jeff

          from Indianapolis, Indiana

          Comments about DOD Analog Overdrive Preamp 250 Guitar Effects Pedal with True-Bypass & LED:

          Very retro cool sounding overdrive pedal. Has that awesome retro look also. You will love this pedal!

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          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Orig Owner

          By Wood Not

          from colorado

          Comments about DOD Analog Overdrive Preamp 250 Guitar Effects Pedal with True-Bypass & LED:

          I have the Original made back in 1982. Smaller Knobs, slightly diff paint, works great to hold my soldiering iron off carpet...But the sound? Think Santana. Nice Overdriven but doesn't boost any part of sound range like treble. Played with everything from 57 strat re issue to modified les paul to other guitars with hotter pick ups through a Mod Silverface twin reverb with dist channel and this box helps me get 4 amp sounds from 2 channels. I keep Gain on 7 or 8 and level on 3 or 4 and pre amp on twin at 7-10. Just make sure your DC plug tip is correct. I wouldn't ever give up my DOD 250. PS, mine is true bypass as the switch is wired directly to the jacks. The only thing that comes close is a Boss Super Overdrive.

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