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Extra Battery cover for DOD fx?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by quadrogong, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. quadrogong


    Jul 6, 2006
    My FX-32 ,(DOD meat box) is missing a battery cover,
    old DOD pedals are frequently missing these, as u know..

    Anyplace selling these replacement parts?

    I Guess i can buy a cheap used DOD pedal,sell it, & keep the cover..

    does anyone have one in their junk drawer someplace??..
    I can trade somebody something useful:

    set /4 chrome dome knobs
    new ibanez PJ pickups
    new mic cable,(quality)
  2. crapusername


    Sep 26, 2005
    North Kent.UK
    endorsing artist: Dean guitars, Marshall , Rotosound strings
  3. BogeyBass


    Sep 14, 2010
    let me get this straight.

    You need a battery cover for your meat box.
  4. quadrogong


    Jul 6, 2006
    yeah, I'm missing the battery cover,
    and I don't want to tape it,

    .. do u think DOD sells these as replacement parts?
  5. BogeyBass


    Sep 14, 2010
    Some DOD distributors use to have replacement battery covers.
    from what i hear none of them carry them anymore...because the manufacture went out of business.

    No not DOD or Digitech a separate company that made battery doors...
    Calling a DOD distributor or DOD tech support might be your best bet....maybe very old dealers might have some laying around use the DOD Locator....or find the links at the Website

    i think the Grunge pedal and the old yellow FX50B overdrives go the cheapest on Ebay.basically you buy another pedal to steal the battery door

    Sometimes you get lucky and see battery doors on ebay...they will sell as high as 5 to $10

    finding a grunge or fx50 for $15 is sometimes the cheapest way to go if you don't want to wait.
    i searched the bay and found these...always a DOD on the bay

    with shipping cost it might be better to buy a used pedal at a local music store...since shipping can be around 6 to 7 bucks.

    sorry man wish i had the magic answer...but the company that made the replacements went bye bye many years ago. I forget the name and it doesn't matter now anyways..and DOD for some reason refuses to sell them direct....maybe they smartened up......otherwise a smaller distributor where you can actually get a human on the phone is the best bet.
  6. quadrogong


    Jul 6, 2006
    Thanx for the reply,
    I feel odd addressing the subject, but these fx are super hard to replace,

    I'd like to take a shot at finding one rather than duct taping it
  7. cattrax


    Oct 17, 2010
    SW Florida
    I have an extra one you can have (from a DOD FX82). I too, lost one and found a replacement on ebay years ago. Then wouldn't you know, I found the original. PM me your address.
  8. andvari7


    Aug 28, 2004
    It's too bad we don't have a resident small-scale plastics manufacturer here on TalkBass, and people who are willing to nobly sacrifice their DOD and Sovtek (it seems that their battery covers tend to break or otherwise go missing more often than DOD) battery covers to benefit us all. I'd be willing to give up the cover for my FX-17 for that cause.
  9. quadrogong


    Jul 6, 2006
    Thanx, one of my generous colleagues came through!.. (after I wandered through 3 guitar shops, put up ads..)

    A (very kind and classy) bassist named Kathy is mailing her extra cover to me tomorrow!

    the fact that my beloved FX-32 might have to live her life covered in duct tape botheres me..
    The news made me happy.

    But the warmth & generosity of a fellow
    TB'er is what really made me happy.
    That's what a community like TB is all about, One bassist helping another..
    Hopefully, I can "pay it forward"!.

    Thank u, Kathy,
    Happy holidays, TalkBass'ers!!
  10. cattrax


    Oct 17, 2010
    SW Florida
    I agree... TalkBass IS a great community!

    Thanks. The cover is on it's way. :)
  11. velvetphil

    velvetphil Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hey guys - I'm actually having the same problem! :) Anyone got a spare battery cover for my FX82? Happy to paypal you a few dollars plus shipping.

    Thanks guys!

  12. casio


    Aug 1, 2007
    I came here looking to find something, yet i stumble upon a lovely heart-warming story about our community! :D
    let's try and keep up the good work!