DOD 250 Overdrive Preamp Reissue
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DOD 250 Overdrive Preamp Reissue

250 Overdrive Preamp Reissue, Overdrive pedal from DOD.

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moosers 11/09/2009

DOD 250 Overdrive Preamp Reissue : moosers のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

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The DOD 250 is an overdrive pedal designed for use with electric guitar but suitable for any electronic instrument.  It is an analog pedal that has a 1/4 inch input and a 1/4 inch output.  It can be powered by either a nine volt battery or power supply and isn't rack mountable as it is a foot pedal.

UTILIZATION

Using the DOD 250 couldn't be any easier than it is as it only has two parameters in total.  The pedal simply has a knob for gain and a knob for level and that is all of the parameters that the pedal has to offer.  Even though this makes it an extremely easy pedal to use, it does take away from the versatility of the pedal in terms of different tones.  I don't believe that a manual is necessary as it is easy enough to use without one.


SOUND QUALITY

The sounds that are possible with the DOD 250 are pretty cool overall.  While I'm not blown away by the sound of this pedal, it is usable pedal and does have a vintage overdrive vibe to it.  It is definitely better suited as a pedal for live shows rather than in the studio because it isn't all that expensive and can take some wear and tear and is probably best suited for a simple boost of overdrive.  I've used the pedal mostly with a Fender Strat and a '76 Fender Twin Reverb, so I think I'm getting an accurate depiction of what this pedal sounds like.  There are definitely some better sounding overdrive pedals out there, but if you are looking for a good sound overdrive pedal that won't cost you too much money, the DOD 250 will definitely get the job done.


OVERALL OPINION

All in all, the DOD 250 isn't my favorite overdrive pedal but definitely isn't bad and is useful to have around.  I would definitely recommend an Ibanez Tube Screamer over this pedal, but I would encourage those interested to try out a few of the top overdrive pedals out there to see what will work best for you and the sound that you are going for.  The reissue of this pedal is a bit cheaper than the older one, but both won't cost you too much money and are definitely a good deal for an overdrive pedal.